In another storm of brilliance, a bunch of grassroots petitions have sprung up on the White House's site asking for states to be allowed to secede from the Union. Texas has the most signatures so far, followed by Louisiana and another dozen or so, including New York(!) and New Jersey.
Interestingly, Texas seems to be the only one of these with unique language:
The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government's neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it's citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government.
(I, for one, would like to see Texas balance its budget without the federal funds that make up 37% of its state revenue. Or any of the "red" states, for that matter.)
The rest all have this boilerplate, with just the differing state names plugged in:
As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.""...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government..."
I wonder whether these are just innocently copy/pasted by people seeing the links get passed around or there's some astroturfing going on here.