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Should Pennsylvania Secede from the United States?

A petition on the official White House website, We The People, has more than 1,000 signatures so far.

The President won a decisive victory but there are still many disgruntled Americans who are not happy with the path Barack Obama has chosen and they want their home states to secede.

Petitions from more than 30 states have been posted on the White House's 'We The People' website--where individuals can post petitions and voice concerns. If a petition gets more than 25,000 electronic signatures then the White House will respond.

A petition for Pennsylvania reads: "Peacefully grant the State of Pennsylvania to withdraw from the United States of America and create a NEW government." On Tuesday morning, Nov. 13 at 9 a.m. there were 1,528 signatures. 

Texas leads the effort with 63,910 signatures. Lousiana also has more than 25,000.

Of course there are petitions filed in response to these. One that has 560 signatures says: "Deport Everyone That Signed A Petition To Withdraw Their State From The United States Of America."

There are unrelated petitions as well. For example, there are 3,866 signatures for a petition calling for the United States to "officially recognize American Sign Language as a community language and a language of instruction in schools."

Another one has 1,237 signatures and asks for "an executive order barring job discrimination based on sexual orientation & gender identity by federal contractors."

So here's your question: Do you think Pennsylvania should secede from the United States? Tell us in the comments.

bryan clark November 13, 2012 at 11:00 PM
i say yes the us government hasnt stood by the people or for the people for far too long and we should no longer let them supposedly stand for the people either, suceed from this union and join another with a clear and understandable path!
cp November 14, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Yes definitely secede... Or leave the country. This president is deliberately destroying this country!
Hellertown Mom November 14, 2012 at 03:27 AM
Every four years, one party is let down when their candidate loses the election. Seceding is not the solution. We are states united, a united nation. Take a deep breath, everybody.
optimist November 14, 2012 at 10:41 AM
You don't need your state to secede to leave the country. Just hop on a plane or a bus and go somehwere else and forget to return. It's really very easy.
Scott Korin November 14, 2012 at 11:24 AM
I think the petition requesting election day to be a federal holiday is one everyone should sign. Seceding? No.
Louise November 15, 2012 at 02:58 AM
What a bunch of big cry babies. If you don't like it, go to another country and see how you like it there.
Alan December 03, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Well there are plenty of countries better than the united states. Problem is becoming a citizen of those countries are not easy. It isnt like the us where we just open our borders to be invaded by the mexicans

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