Comments about ‘State of disunion: 800,000 residents across the country petition White House to withdraw from U.S.’

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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 13 2012 1:00 p.m. MST

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one old man
Ogden, UT

Ah, Insanity!

Ain't it wonderful.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

I invoke the Utah State motto:

If you don't like it, leave.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

I also hope the Department of Homeland Security keeps a list of each and everyone who signed it,
and carefully tracks them using Bush/Cheney's "Patriot Act",
and places them on the watch list of potential "Domestic Terrorists" ala, Timothy McViegh.


Didn't some southern states try this out a while ago? I'm assuming this wouldn't actually end well either.

Cache county, USA

500,000 today, 10,000,000 in 2 years.
Believe it.

Durham, NC

BYU_Aggie... the difference here is that time it was geographically based. This time it is just people who are whack-o in the head that live all across the nation.

The true colors of the so called Tea Party Patriots...... I say see ya! Good luck finding a country that will take ya. Go ahead, gather up your stuff... and head on out. There are plenty who would love to live in this America and take your place, you will not be missed.You all may personally secede from the country - flights are leaving daily.

Salt Lake City, UT

In fairness, most of the Utah signatures are from out-of-staters making it look more like a petition to boot Utah from the nation than a secession petition.

Saint George, UT

Verified/Certified signatures with photo ID?


DN readers expect this sort of "news" from your efforts.

DN readers know you do not like President Obama.

Thank you for confirming these presuppositions.

Murray, UT

Wake up people, this country is in political decline. This article says there are 36 states who have petitions being signed. They are not all red states, some are blue states. This country has become as divided as it was in the 1860s. This last election, with all its political rhetoric, just pushed us further down the road of decline.

Comments calling people names and making harsh statements is a microcosm of what is happening across this once great nation. While it is unlikely that any state will secede, it is indicative of the current state of mind in this country. We need a few great leaders, statesmen if you will, to bring this country back together. Unfortunately, there is none in DC, or any of the states, to be found.

Kaysville, UT

Really? Are we going to allow these extremists a voice? If they want out of the US give them a passport and good ridance!

aunt lucy
Looneyville, UT

I say they better do it now while they still can. Four more years of Obama's tax, spend, redistribute and tax, spend, redistribute and there won't be anything left to withdraw from.

Sandy, UT

If this came to a vote, you would get about 50% of the country voting for it and far more in Utah! This is ever increasing after the Obama scandals and cover ups keep getting revealed as he did everything possible to make sure they did not blow up until after the election. Nixon was to the moment of getting impeached and stepped down for far less than what Obama has already done.

Obama has ignored our constitution, broken the separation of power to circumvent congress and make executive decisions on key policy changes, (against the constitution). He has covered up countless scandals including the military order to stand down and not answer the urgent calls for help by Americans under attack in our Libya embassy who were later brutally murdered and is not being held accountable by the media! Obamacare will cost thousands more for the average family and millions more for the average small/medium business, costing tens of thousands of jobs or more and further pull us into a deep recession while pulling us ever closer to a socialist society like Venezuela, Cuba, Greece etc. as is Obama's proclaimed vision. Socialism always fails, Remember the USSR!

Floyd Johnson
Broken Arrow, OK

The national debt is close to $300,000 per federal income tax payer. One option to eliminate that debt is to dissolve the United States as an entity, with the seperate states refusing to recognize any portion of the debt. It won't happen, but it would be interesting to see China's response.

What is the truth?
Sandy, UT

I find it very odd (disturbing) to have Junior ROTC members as the picture for this article. Don't care what the nut jobs do (move out of the country if you don't like it!) but really?? The poor ROTC being dragged into this stupidity?

American Fork, UT

I wondered how long it would take these to surface after the election.

South Jordan, UT

And here I thought conservatives loved America. Oops!

Salt Lake City, UT

If 50,000,000+ voted for Obama, it is predictability that 50,000 at the other extreme of the political spectrum surfaced. It would be interesting to see how many mentally unbalanced would vote to withdraw if Obama had not won.

Eagle Mountain, UT

I think it's more accurate to say..."people from 36 States" rather that "36 States". As far as I can tell, no one State government has officially endorsed any of these petitions.

The last time this actually happened, we had the bloodiest war in our history. If you want change, be the change you want in the world first, then advocate and persuade others to change.

Our nation is far, far from perfect, but we have steps in place that allow us to correct our faults. Can these people honestly say they have tried every resource, or are they just mad they lost an election.

Ironically, these are the same people that are up in arms for Obama saying "America isn't perfect" to other nations.

Bill Shakespeare
Salt Lake City, UT

Re: Terry

Obama has ignored our constitution? You mean, like when he won two straight general elections to become the President of the USA? Is that what you meant about ignoring the constitution? (Sorry to interrupt you while you were watching Glenn Beck)


Let them leave, there is now a petition to deport them, I volunteer to help them pack.

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