Seems some conservatives are none too happy about President Obama being reelected. Disappointment is one thing and I am sure you heard many threats from people saying they were leaving the country if Obama got reelected. Well I guess they realized that most of the rest of the world is more socialist than the United States so instead, there are several states with petitions going to secede from the United States. One of the most active is from a group in Texas, who has pulled in more than 80,000 signatures so far.
Where is this petition taking place you ask, well on the White House website of course. Seems that any group that can get 25,000 signatures in 30 days would elicit a response from the President. We’ll wait and see what he says.
Oh and some facts on illegal immigration were found here including the fact that Texas has about 16% of the illegal immigrants in the United States.
If all the petitioners would move to one state, I say go for it. Constitution be damned. All of the Congress would vote for it.
All of congress can’t approve a stop light
And you do realize this is 80,000 reasons why we need education reform…right?
Texas is like one of 20 states with this petition out there.
Last I heard it was 30. By the time this is over, all of them will…so will DC.
Think we are up to 50
I thought Ohio was the place to suck seeds.
No we excel
We had the same issue here in the 90′. The southern states petitioned to secede from Braziland form a new republic, but the so called movement didn’t last long.
It’s a very funny cartoon (and situation). 8)
Thanks P. Now that I look at it I should have done a cartoon where Obama is at the border offering to trade a Texan for a Mexican citizen.
Didn’t this happen before and it caused a lot of conflict between the North and the South?
Didn’t end too well for them.
Them was Us down here.
As a proud Texan I can safely say this is not the first time such discussions have been brought up. There’s always the ongoing discussion that Texas never officially joined back to the US after the Civil War, thus still remaining a republic. My two cents are this is just a way as Texans we vent our frustrations. We’re a proud people and we aren’t ashamed to step out there tell folks what we think and how we feel. I’m sure the only response we’ll get is a blanketed statement from the puppet at the White House about “We’re all working together to improve things, please be patient with us.” The next 4 years will come and go and we’ll be none the worse nor the better for it. In Texas we still take care of our own and even if we don’t agree with how they tell us to do things from D.C. we’ll still oblige, pay our taxes, feed our children and watch out for our neighbors. That’s what we do, we survive.
im also, a resident of good ole’ tex ass….and its my opinion,,only mine now,so dont get your undies all tied in knots here…that texans do not have any more of a reson to proud of anything , than any other person living in these here united states of america. by the way,,,pride is a killer
reason…to be proud…my bad. lol
Thanks Todd and DGL…
Todd I think there is a difference between State Pride (which I feel you have) and State Arrogance that some are feeling now. It is obviously beyond Texas as the petition has gone through 20 states.
I think we deserve all of our politicians to answer our concerns but I am not sure beyond grandstanding what this group is looking for (no more than the Occupy group)
I’ll wager that there are more illegals in California than Texas. Way more. California love Obama though so they’ll stay right where they are. I’ll leave this weird state after I get done with my yacht club stuff. The taxes could kill you here. Wait, the taxes are killing us here and these loonies voted for another tax.
Have a terrific day. 🙂
Your wager would be correct. And there is a similar drive in CA as in Texas but they haven’t gotten the same response as Texas.
We do tend to have boats come ashore here in Florida, but usually they’re filled with drugs – not illegals.
I always wondered how you survived on an artist’s salary.
“Don’t mess with Texas.” I say mess with them, mess with them good.
me too..mess it all the way up!
Just make sure DGL isn’t in the crossfire living down there right?? haha
They could call it the Un-United Republic of Texas
I like Nonited better. Has a much nicer ring to it.
Why don’t they call it Taxless???????
Maybe they could dig a moat around the United State of Texas border to seperate it from the rest of the country
Maybe if they were going to do that they could have built one around the US. We needed the shovel ready jobs during the recession.
The right of secession has been part of the Constitution since it’s inception. Without it, the states have no power. Why shouldn’t the United States be a voluntary organization? If state rights had been honored in the past, you wouldn’t have had the Iraq War in the first place or the various foreign adventures that have bankrupted us.
It’s a right but it has to go through a whole series of steps that the federal government can hamper
It is not as easy as it was in the 1800. Now, it requires all of Congress to agree to it. Back to my comment about education.
Of course. But should it “hamper” it? Shouldn’t there just be a process? Should states be able to leave?
There is a process….a cumbersome one.
I want to secede from Texas!
Don’t we call that Canada?
Actually we call our Texas Albert, and they wanted to secede, too.
There are approximately 26,000,000 citizens of the United States in Texas. We turned most of the counties with large cities Blue this election. Most of the border counties turned blue this election as well. What stayed Red? Well that would be rural Texas, funny that.
When Texas petitioned to rejoin the Union they gave up their right to secede. This is not the State requesting secession. This is a bunch of sore losers! This is less than .0003% of our states population. I am so tired of these whiny baby sore losers thinking they speak for the rest of us, for those of us who work, pay our taxes, contribute relevantly to our communities and work to make the world better through compromise and seeking real solutions.
I have a great solution for all of them! Pack your stuff and move to Somalia. It is the perfect spot for you. Small Government, Free Market, few regulations you will love it.
By the way Bearman, very funny cartoon.
Thanks Valentine. Though you know I am a stickler for math (not spelling). 80,000/26,000,000 is .003 which would be .3% Still insignificant but now it makes my math OCD feel better.
math OCD – that’s a talent
Andrew is that your petition? You/They have a long way to go…haha
I am from the Republica de California…
You are the one to blame then for all this mess.
Okay, I admit it… I have been secretly running the country for the last 12 years… It’s all my fault.
Good now I know who to go to, to get my money back.
Wasn’t there an episode of ‘Family Guy’ where Peter seceded from the U.S?
Yes. *grins* Petoria.
Yes…forgot about that one.
hell the problam is all of you mouthing about texas is the ones who voted for obama in the first place yall are scared that when texas sucedds yall wont have no more cheap labor coming in from mexico well sad to say it we might be looking at another civil war and by the grace of god the south will rise again…thats all i got to say
So what you are saying is Texas has a problem controlling its borders?
I have an idea for these secessionists. They should all move to Puerto Rico since it would be easier to make that territory an independent state.
One thing that would be fun about Texas leaving would be checking all these new aliens when they visited the other states.
PR wants to actually be given state rights.
I have never in my life encountered such juvenile behavior in adults as in this election and it’s outcome.
I do believe that any state, territory, province, or region of a nation has the right to secede from that nation for any reason–provided the majority of citizens in that state/territory/province/region desire secession (ideally by voting for it). For example, I feel that Quebec should be allowed to secede from Canada–but every time they hold an election about it, ALL Canadians are allowed to vote on it. And this isn’t fair–only the citizens of Quebec should be allowed to vote for or against secession.
That said, it would be extremely foolish for any U.S. state to secede at this time. If the majority of Texans vote for secession, I believe it is their right. But they would be setting themselves up for an invasion from another country–most likely Mexico (the Texans took that land from Mexico, in the first place).
And as I said….their Homeland Security budget would have to be astronmical. Esp with all the other people in states signing the petition wanting to get in.
Yeah, at least once a generation Quebec threatens to leave Canada as well. A tired song that does not age well.
They could become a French nation once again.
Maybe every single person should secede and each of us become our own republic. Great job on Obama, Bearman!
No…I am too lazy to drill for my own oil, build roads or farm.
well, all that politics aside, I say that Texan looks a lot like JR Ewing, of Dallas fame… there’s not someone out to shoot him, is there?
I think there is a line.
Illegals seem to be herding in everywhere Bearman and what do the governments do about it? Diddly Squat 🙁 Mind you the illegals seem to be thriving, I wonder why? 🙁
As always you have added a brilliant cartoon 🙂
Now all you have to do is pull up a chair, pop a
few corks and get sloshed… I doubt the Illegal
issue is going away anytime soon 🙁
One we need to have work visas for migrant workers to come and go as the season needs.
2. You have to be here on a legal student, work or visitor Visa in order for any child you have here to be given citizenship rights.
I say that any state wanting out, we sell em on e-bay and pay down the national debt from the monies paid by the highest bidder. [grin]
Although, some of the states on the list, we might have to PAY to get rid of! [wink]
Can we just trade. I’ll take the Bahamas for Oregon.
Not quite sure if anyone mentioned this in the comments, but waaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in the day when Texas was first admitted to the union, they had it written into their state constitution that if need be, they could actually succeed from the United States and once again become their own independent little country (this is what they were prior to joining the United States, the Repbulic of Texas).
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in the day they were part of Mexico….haha
True dat…makes you wonder why we didn’t give it back to Mexico. 😀
That’d be unfortunate for any immigrants that just got in. “Finally made it to the US!” “…Well this is awkward…”
I didn’t know that!… some people said the same thing here in France in May when President Hollande got elected. But no petition. Probably because France is about the size of Texas. Ahah