As of last week, close to 700,000 signatures had been affixed to various petitions calling for secession. Petitions have been filed for all 50 states on the ‘We the People’ petition forum. Seven of these petitions have gathered more than the 25,000 signatures required to warrant a response from the White House, and several more are on track to reach that same milestone. Here is a snapshot from that forum:


While these petitions will not serve to accomplish anything in and of themselves, it is a helpful pulse on the growing discontent and political awakening of a people abused by an overreaching federal government. Here is a brief synopsis of the issue of secession by Ron Paul that I thought was helpful and concise: