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Should Pennsylvania Secede from the United States?

We The People petition for secession from the United States has more than 5,000 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 evening there were more than 5,000 signatures. 

Texas leads the effort with more than 81,000 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."

According to an article in the Huffington Post the following states also have petitions to secede filed: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Carol November 15, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Pennsylvania doesn't have to secede from the US. We need to get Philadelphia to secede from PA. That will fix everything.
Paul November 15, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Are people crazy or just a sore loser that Romney did not win. I agree with Carol, PA needs to secede from PA. Half the people call it a state which the other half get upset if you call it a State because it's a Commonwealth. I'm sory, Obama won PA but now the babies want to secede. Get a life people. We survived 8 years of Bush (both Sr. & Jr.), we will survive another 4 yrs of Obama
j p castle November 16, 2012 at 02:57 AM
These people have the mindset of the 1800s Civil war! How stupid are these people. Call them traders to the U.S. and deal with them that way!
mike schlicher November 16, 2012 at 07:57 PM
are they crazy?its ludacris to think that secession is a correct way to handle whats going on.Instead of condemming the goverment speak up and use your brain when you do so "BE CAREFULL WHAT YOU WISH FOR"in the free world economy it would be impossible to do so.I know you have the freedom of speech but when you do so think of the consequeses firstIts nice to see younger people using there mind for something other than X BOX but think things through a little bit.j p castle your correct in a way .you would be a traitor and the last time I checked YES in these times it is still punnishable by firing squad not they would do it.You never know w/all them old geezers in washington 1 might have a brain fart and bam.
Ignorant Hypocrite November 21, 2012 at 12:01 AM
You asked how stupid these people are but you can't even spell TRAITORS? And how do people who want to secede have the mindset of 1800's Civil War people? Just a thought.

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