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No need to secede? New petition calls for deportation of 'secessionists'

A lot has been said about online petitions calling for states to secede from the Union, but now a counter-petition is gaining steam.

The new one calls for people who signed the first petition to be deported. Both have tens of thousands of signatures.

When Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, the White House started accepting petitions and promised a response to any that get more than 25,000 signatures.

A petition by Randy Dye of Pittsboro created last week that has a simple request: "Peacefully grant the State of North Carolina to withdraw from the United States and create its own NEW government."

That recently topped 29,000 signatures, and Dye is awaiting a response.

"This will go absolutely nowhere," Dye told Charlotte-based WBTV. "I'm a realist on that. It's more of an ideology that we're sending all our money to Washington and letting them decide what they're going to do with our money."

But not everyone agrees.

The counter petition, which takes aim at Dye's petition and similar ones from around the country, asks for the following: "Deport everyone that signed a petition to withdraw their state from the United States Of America."

More than 22,000 apparently prefer that option.


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Not much of a threat

I mean, hey, we do not even deport those here illegally so I doubt deporting legit US citizens will find much traction.  But if it does where will we deported to?  Will we come under the Dream Act?  

Classic Tu quoque fallacy

Tu Quoque is a very common fallacy in which one attempts to defend oneself by turning the critique back against the accuser. This is a classic "red herring," since whether the accuser is guilty of the same, or a similar, wrong is irrelevant to the truth of the original charge. However, as a diversionary tactic, Tu Quoque can be very effective, since the accuser is put on the defensive, and frequently feels compelled to defend against the accusation.

Let them vote with their feet

The rabid secessionists should, as Mitt Romney suggested, self-deport.

Then everyone will be happier.

Secede Already!

I can look at this secede stuff as sort of a joke.  Ha, ha.

But, you know what? It's getting very, very old and tedious.

You don't want to secede do you?

You want to eliminate everyone who isn't like you. You want to deport the liberals, Democrats, black folks, hispanics,  Catholics, Jews....anyone not like you and to do that you need your own government to pass laws to make it happen.

It's not going to happen and since you won't give up I would certainly sign a petition to deport you go to Russia or Pukistan or wherever you think there is that mysterious white male master plantation heaven.

Wow! This keeps going on and on and on and on.

Enough is enough.

Just get the hell out my country why don't you?

;O North Carolina is a

;O North Carolina is a ’moocher,’ taking more from the federals than we pay in. I’ve got kin in Virginia -- who’d probably appreciate keeping more of their own money,

 

a couple thousand more

Oh you're right.  It wouldn't make any difference at all.  It would just be sweet delicious irony that the people that seem to scream the loudest about Illegals would now be in the same boat with those about which they were just screaming...

Strip the Citizenship??

Alright that’s funny loosing the citizenship. Like that will change anything, we still have millions of illegal aliens here already. So what will a couple thousand more be?

 

It’s not that the people think that the states will actually secede from the union, which can’t happen. The people that sign this petition are tired of the government walking over us. The United States government was based on the people, not one man.  One person is not going to fix anything. The only way to fix our government is if the people rise up and take action. 

It did not matter who got elected, would not have changed much. It is the great minds and voices of the people that will change America, NOT Barack Obama.

Deportation is expensive.

Deportation is expensive.  Just strip them of their citizenship and they will deport themselves...  

Sore Losers & Crybabies

All these people who sign the petition to secede are sore losers and crybabies. They deserve to be deported. Or they can just leave on their own. No one is holding them hostage here! Whatever happened to learning from your losses and improving your game plan so you can win next time? We have that freedom here! The majority of the world does not have that freedom.

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