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Thousands of Georgians Want to Secede from U.S.

Georgia residents are among people in more than 30 states petitioning the White House to dissolve the union in the wake of President Obama's re-election.

Residents of Georgia and more than 30 other states have filed petitions to secede from the United States, according to media reports.

Residents of Alabama, New York, Michigan, Texas and other states have filed the petitions under the "We The People" program, featured on the White House website, according to the Huffington Post.

The Georgia petition, which had more than 24,000 signatures on Tuesday evening, quotes 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 petitions come in the wake of President Obama winning a second term November 6 over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Romney won the state of Georgia.

The White House website explains of the review process for "We the People" petitions that get 25,000 signatures in a 30-day period: "If a petition meets the signature threshold, it will be reviewed by the Administration and we will issue a response."

What do you think? Are you ready to renounce your citizenship? Or is it time to reunite the country? Tell us in the comments.

Dwayne Palmer November 14, 2012 at 01:18 PM
How can trust individuals that don't believe in a democracy or the electorial process of the United States those citizens should be charged with treason. Add not be.entertained with such foolishness
Dwayne Palmer November 14, 2012 at 01:19 PM
They should be guilty of Treason against the United States
Geri Taran November 14, 2012 at 03:42 PM
The world has always had its share of fools and idiots. These "secession" folks help keep that in our awareness. Of course they are only a pathetic fringe with no real understanding of what such an act would mean to their families or the nation.
Rex Smith November 14, 2012 at 03:48 PM
We are no longer the United States. The majority is suppose to rule! More states voted for Romney however, obama won. Why does California have more voting power than any other state? What makes them better?
Jennifer November 14, 2012 at 04:20 PM
The "voting power" is determined by the number of people in the state. Not that they are any better than any other state.

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