Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Petition seeks Kansas secession from the United States because of Obama's re-election

By SCOTT ROTHSCHILD, The Lawrence Journal-World

As of 11 a.m. today, nearly 3,000 people had signed a petition urging that the state of Kansas withdraw from the United States and create its own government.

The online secession petitions, which number about 20 so far, were prompted by the re-election of President Barack Obama.

The petitions appear on a White House website called "We the People," which the administration uses to hear from people on what policies they would like to see.

If a petition gets 25,000 signatures within a month the White House staff will review the issue. Legally, the U.S. Constitution doesn't allow states to secede.

The Texas petition had reached more than 70,000 signatures but Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he doesn't support the petition.