Redress of Grievances! The Constitution gives citizens the opportunity to redress grievances against the Federal Government in Washington, D.C. The reason this was placed in the Constitution was the harsh governing of King George of England. After the November 6, 2012 Presidential elections were over, suddenly outraged citizens started petitions on the government web site to express their redress of grievances. Texas and Louisiana citizens began petitions to the White House to PEACEFULLY withdraw from the United States. Within a short time, people from ALL 50 states had filed petitions. As this happened, the Texas petition topped it’s goal of 25,000 signatures to receive a response from the White House. Texas, as of December 9th, the day of the deadline to file had 119,518 signatures. According to the White House petition site, once the petition reaches 25,000 signatures within 30 days “White House staff will review it, ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response.”
Secede From the Union? Ron Paul Likes It (Newser By Neal Colgrass) – First, voters in 20 states reacted to Obama’s re-election by signing petitions to secede from the Union. Then ALL 50 states got on board. Now, it’s Ron Paul’s turn to trumpet the notion of breaking away, Salon reports. “Is all the recent talk of secession mere sour grapes over the election or perhaps something deeper?” asks Ron Paul in his weekly newsletter and audio address. “Secession is a deeply American principle … Some thought it was treasonous to secede from England, but those ‘traitors’ became our country’s greatest patriots.” “If the possibility of secession is completely off the table there is nothing to stop the federal government from CONTINUING TO ENCROACH ON OUR LIBERTIES, and no recourse for those who are sick and tired of it,” he went on. “And if people or states are not free to leave the United States as a last resort, can they really think of themselves as free?” …The states who have gone beyond the minimum of 25,000 signatures are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.