This came across the email transom a little while ago.
Sign of things to come?
On Nov. 6, Americans voted to return Barack Obama to the White House;
then on Nov. 7, some folks in Louisiana petitioned the White House to
peaceably withdraw their state from the Union.
According to the White House website, the petition was created by
Michael E. (full last name not provided) of Slidell, La., the day after
the election and has since been electronically signed by a few hundred
people, most – but not all – of whom hail from the Pelican State.
“We petition the Obama administration to: Peacefully grant the State
of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create
its own NEW government,” the petition reads.
It continues, “As the Founding Fathers of the United States of
America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: ‘When in
the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to
dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and
to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station
to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent
respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the
causes which impel them to the separation.’”
The petition concludes with a further quote from the Declaration of
Independence: “‘Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their
just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of
Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the
People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government.’”
The petition has until Dec. 7 of this year to gather 25,000
signatures, at which time, the White House pledges, it will be placed on
a queue for response from the administration.
Read the rest here.