Californians Petition to Secede from Nation

So far, 6,800 Golden Staters have joined an online drive to leave the union.

In more than 30 states across the nation, signatures are being gathered asking President Obama to allow states to consider seceding from the union, according to press reports over the weekend.

The states, ranging from blue states like New York and New Jersey to some of the reddest of the red, such as North Dakota and Texas, must collect 25,000 signatures within 30 days to receive an official response from the White House. Texas already has more than 25,000, according to reports. 

On Nov. 11, just five days after President Obama was re-elected to the White House, the movement officially came to California and now has 6,832 signatures and growing. 

The petition was started by "Jennifer K." from Yucca Valley. 

However, California's movement has not seen the fervor of some other states, such as New Hampshire, where the creator has launched a Facebook campaign. 

There is a California Secession Facebook page, which recently received a post linking to the online petition after almost one year of inactivity. 

Last year, about a dozen counties in the eastern and southern parts of Southern California, minus Los Angeles, tried to secede from the state to form "Southern California." 

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone's reasons for secession included "too much money spent on state prisons, too much power for public unions, too many regulations and not enough of a crackdown on illegal immigration," according to the New York Times.


What do you think about this secession petition? Do you think it will receive 25,000 signatures by Dec. 11? Tell us in the comments below.

SteveB December 04, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Marty, did you look up who tis Andrew K. Dart fellow is? He doesn't even want to fund research for science/NASA to better understand the nature of the issue: http://www.akdart.com/nasa.html He certainly has compiled an impressive list of skeptic links, and he may be a capable Broadcast Television Engineer, but honestly, I can't take anything this fellow says seriously.
not Carl Peterson lll December 05, 2012 at 02:03 AM
Hey Steve, Its been quiete since the election is over, but that's a good thing. I was waisting to much time. Thanks for responding. The akdart link purpose was because of the hundreds of links to all the articles of legitimate sites. I guarantee that reading up on the issue will change any global warming believers mind. I also believe the issue has peaked, and is starting to fall apart now. As for Akdart if he thinks nasa programs are better for private biz, although I would need to be convinced, their is a paradign shift in the trajectory of space developement since 1969. Space companies are popping up now, and one will announce on Thursday of a trip to the moon.The man at nasa that touts global warming is a global warmning alarmists who happens to work at nasa. It is not the view of the agency rank and file. So OK read up on it, or not if you wish. Just for fun, lets promise to come back to Altadena Patch five years from now for the update. Lets say January 1, 2018.
not Carl Peterson lll December 05, 2012 at 07:55 AM
Commercial flight to the moon to be announced on Thursday. http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-12/04/private-manned-mission-to-the-moon I had an Idea!!!! 3D fax machines are improving, and will do wonders over the years. The plan.... send up a 3D fax machine to the moon...industrial strength....Then just radio the info for the solor powered 3D fax machine to dig the dirt in feed it to the machine, wich will then make anything needed for building whatever. Maybe in 30 years we can beam the info for the fax machines themselves...and so on....Then eventually the very info for DNA can be radio'd. .....But then perhaps it already happened, and we are the product of some.......
SteveB December 05, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Marty, space transport is one thing, it lends itself to privatization, but the pursuit of scientific knowledge is a bit different. Whatever your current take on the subject is, it would seem to be prudent to do the best we can to understand the earth system - yet the skeptics tend to be the ones who would rather not spend any money at all to find out what's what. Seems like burying one's head in the sand to me.
not Carl Peterson lll December 06, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Steve, I know you probably didn't want to be dragged down the GW debate. As for sticking head in the sand, I believe about 90% of people on both sides of the issue have not done any REAL unbiased inspection of the " facts ", and also fall down party lines. No matter what the issue these days, the battle lines are drawn, the rhetoric is spouted, and we all lose while the powerful take everything.The left calls on the on the one percent, and the right calls on government giveaways, to stop robbing us. But really both sides are more alike than different. We are all being subjected to the manipulation of the big guys, and the media. I spent a lot of time checking each point, and each response point, from both sides. While I applaud, and apreciate your response, I don't think you are willing to neutrally investigate it at this time. That's fine. I know you are a good guy, and more fair than most on either side. I still haven't watched the rest of the YouTube free trade interview you recommended, but I will, To infinity.....and beyond......


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