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Texas Secession Petition A Hit On White House Website

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It may seem like a joke or political sour grapes, but a petition calling for Texas to secede from the union has gathered enough signatures for the White House to review and respond.

— It may seem like a joke or political sour grapes, but a petition calling for Texas to secede from the union has gathered enough signatures for the White House to review and respond.

The petition calls for the federal government to allow Texas to peacefully secede and create a new government. It was posted on Friday on the White House website.

On Monday there were more than 25,000 signees. That’s the trigger for the White House to review and respond.

On Tuesday there were more than 80,000 names, and by midday Wednesday the total was nearing 100,000. The author of the petition writes that out-of-control federal spending will lower the standard of living in Texas.

But there’s also the suspicion that President Barack Obama’s re-election may have something to do with this. He won 42 percent of the vote in Texas.

However, Governor Rick Perry does not support the petition. In a statement Perry said he "believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it."

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