After the 2012 re-election of Barack Obama, a number of conservatives began trying to push for states or sections of states to seceded from the nation. Liberals blasted them for their childish shenanigans.
The day after the 2012 election, the White House website received a request from a group in the state of Louisiana to secede from the union. According to government rules, the motion needs 25,000 signatures by Dec. 7 to be considered a serious request. The proposed secession was authored by a Michael E. of New Orleans who quoted sections of the Declaration of Independence in his request. In part, it asks Obama to:
“[p]eacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government. 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.”
Not long after receiving the Louisiana request the White House website received a request from Texas with 15,400 supporters already. This request was authored by Micah H. for Arlington who wrote: