Want to move out of the Unites States and come on over to New Jersey? That’s what one Sewell, NJ, resident had in mind when he filed a petition with the White House – similar to petitions filed on behalf of other States in the wake of Obama’s re-election.
The petition, “Peacefully grant the State of New Jersey to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government“, garnered over 7,000 votes in 2 days, and needs about 18,000 more votes to be eligible for a response from the White House.
Petitions were alos filed on bhalf of over a dozen other States including: Florida, New York, Oregon, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas and others. The petition for Texas has gathered over 50,000 signatures.
In order for a petition to be eligible for a response, it must gather 25,000 signatures in 30 days. TLS (Tip: Simone).
The White House website explains of the review process for 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.”
Its a bad idea
Lakewood alone can produce 25,000 signatures.
The White House? Congress is the correct address for such petition.
We tried secession in 1861 and Lincoln asked Congress to raise an army to invade some of our sovereign states.
Defending the invasion Sen. (later President) Johnson asked in the Senate, “If the doctrine of Secession is to be carried out upon the mere whim of a state… may not other states combine and eject a state from the Union?”
Let the Revolution begin!
How about Lakewood start our own country with President Miller, Defense Secretary Rob Lawson, FBI Director Greg Meyer, Vice President Issac Akerman, Etc..
Bad move! My humble opinion were asking for some trouble!
Lets wait for the shore to be rebuilt. If we do this now there would be no FEMA funds.
I wonder if I filed a petition….to create my own goverment…if that would spare me a ticket….if I plowed through a Red Light!!!
Well if everyone hates New Jersey that much please move elsewhere, there are those of us that would like to stay right where we are.
Texas filed a petition to secede as well.
WELCOME TO THE COUNTRY OF LAKEWOOD!
President- Menashe Miller
VP- Meir Lictenstein
Secretary of State- Rob Lawson
FBI Director- Greg Myers
Head of Senate- Issac Ackerman
Head of Congress- Avi Solomon
Director of FEMA- Lipa Schwartz
Lakewood should be our own Frum state
its meant to be a POLITICAL STATEMENT
You are so funny. WHAT DID HELEN THOMAS SAY ? We can always go back to europe.
It might be wise to move to a country that does not have Obama the leader of the nation because if you take Obama and add that to nation you get Obamanation which is really what he is in a NUT shell.
If we withdraw from the US then we can have a good leader.
lets be serious, how can the Encave and Fairways sucede from Lakewood. We can start our own town.
GREAT IDEA, HOW MANY VOTES DO WE NEED
what about the people who voted for obama and are proud to have him as our president that live in nj? we dont want to secede. is there a petition to tell people to man up and stop crying about their candidate losing?
THE WHOLE UNITED STATES WAS INVADED. WHERE’S THE INDIANS !
can i be in charge of something? this sounds like fun.
mr i love howell missed the boat
This is a joke, New Jersey voted FOR Obama, why would we want to break away from all the free stuff he is giving out????
How bout we move to our own country in the Holy Land of Yisrael!
And I thought people were so stupid when they applied for passports the first time Obama was elected. Now I see they’re just getting more stupid. Not that I voted for Obama or am happy that he was elected. I just know you have to live with the results and not behave as if the world is coming to an end.
Proud to have votd for President Obama. This motion to ‘withdraw’ from the United States is ridiculous and ‘disrespectful’. If there is anyone who would rather not be a part of this great country of ours..then by all means leave. GOD BLESS THE USA!!
There will be hundred of thousands that will not have nj leave. Listen guys ,overwelmingly you lost the election,Obama carried a huge lead. Now Stop this silliness.
The White House declined to comment on a similar petition concerning the Rubashkin issue – that got way more than 25,000…
@ #23, that MRS. to you, and NO I didn’t miss the boat, just getting tired of hearing people say if Obama won, we’re leaving the country, by all means PLEASE LEAVE ALREADY and quit complaining.
its just a “statement” of those who believe this country is being run by incompetent so called politicians and while I have to agree with that This is THE UNTITED STATES OF AMERICA !!
we do have a bunch of three stooges in control ,just look at the news from the last few days SAY NO MORE
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