Do the Secessionists Have As Much Courage As the Nullifiers?
By now, anybody who even casually follows the Tenther movement and the liberty movement in general has likely heard about the secession petitions circulating. Yesterday, I had personally gone from only hearing about Louisiana, to hearing my State of New Jersey had one too, to hearing the count was up to twenty States. That could be an old number by the time this makes it into the Tenth Amendment Center blog.
The language of these petitions is interesting, as they “ask” the federal government to let said States peaceably withdraw from the United States. Although I confess to having signed, originally for Louisiana upon first finding out, and then for New Jersey, it was more out of curiosity than anything else.
Apparently, any State circulating these petitions requires a minimum of 25,000 signatures within thirty days in order to receive a White House response. Texas has nearly double the required signatures, and Louisiana is likely a day away from hitting the threshold. Several states are beyond halfway there. Check to see if your State is on the list. While you’re at it, go ahead and sign, so you can get your response. The most likely response from the White House is a familiar word to anybody in the nullification movement, “No.”
Meanwhile, throughout the United States, two States legalized marijuana, this Election Day, not just for medicinal use, but for general use. Others nullified the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, or in New Jersey as PalloneCare. Governors in other States have stated flat out they will not implement the ACA. They are not asking permission to opt out. They are not asking the federal government to refrain from enforcing it in their State. They are telling D.C. how it will be. Whether or not their State remains in the union, they are going to do things their way.
Back to secession.
MORE . . .
- Three and Counting: Another State Considers Obamacare Nullification (tenthamendmentcenter.com)
Posted on November 14, 2012, in 10th Amendment, Civil Unrest, States Rights and tagged Election Day, Louisiana, New Jersey, Nullifiers, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, tenth amendment center, Tenth Amendment Center blog, United States, white house. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.