Monday, January 14, 2013

Feds Respond To Louisiana Succession Petition: Tell Us To Leave

No, not really.

The Federal Government finally responded to Louisiana’s online petition seeking to succeed from the Union.
The petition, which was filed on November 7th, a day after President Obama was re-elected, asks that Louisiana “…withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.”

Residents from 47 of the 50 states filed similar online petitions and Louisiana’s garnered just under 39,000 signatures, second only to Texas’ almost 126,000. Louisiana’s was the first online succession petition posted. Only Connecticut, Maryland and Vermont did not file.
In its response, White House Director of Public Engagement Jon Carson said, “Free and open debate is what makes this country work, and many people around the world risk their lives every day for the liberties we often take for granted. But as much as we value a healthy debate, we don’t let that debate tear us apart.”

So, if you were holding your breath waiting for Louisiana to become its own free country, you can exhale now. There will be no President Jindal. At least, not President Jindal of Louisiana.
Here's a link to the response: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/response/our-states-remain-united
 

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