100,000 Texans have now signed onto a petition on WhiteHouse.gov in which they express their support in seceding from the Union. While the act of secession is patently illegal for 49 U.S. states, in Texas the state reserves the right to secede from the Union with a popular vote that’s supported by the current governor.
While Texas Governor Rick Perry maintains he supports the United States, Texas’ statehood and Obama’s reelection to the presidency, residents in Texas continue to fan the flames after Mitt Romney’s substantive defeat on the past presidential election day.
Rick Perry’s office has issued the following statement on the sisue:
“Gov. Perry believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it. But he also shares the frustrations many Americans have with our federal government. Now more than ever our country needs strong leadership from states like Texas, that are making tough decisions to live within their means, keep taxes low and provide opportunities to job creators so their citizens can provide for their families and prosper. We cannot allow Washington’s tax and spend, one-size-fits-all mindset to jeopardize our children’s future, undermine our personal liberties and drive our nation down a dangerous path to greater dependence of government.”