Contact Us

Should Texas ‘Secede’? Governor Rick Perry Says No [POLL]

via Scott Olson, Getty Images

Though I don’t live in Texas anymore, all I hear about via social media and news outlets is that thousands of citizens from Texas have signed a petition for the Lone Star State to secede from the Union and form their own government.

One person who’s not on board with this movement? Texas’s governor, Rick Perry.

“There’s a lot of different scenarios,” CNN reported Perry as saying. “We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.”

The petition for succession has gathered over 80,000 names (only 25,000 were needed for the request to get to President Obama), according to KHOU news in Houston.

Petitioner Micah H. wrote the “We the People” program of the White House and asked that President Obama and his administration allow the great state of Texas to leave peacefully.

Bruce Baker of the Examiner wrote:

The authors of the Texas petition to secede from the United States believe the granting of the request by the Obama administration would protect Texans “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.”

Texas is not the only state asking to secede – 30 states have now filed a petition of their own, and it’s not all Republican states. You can see the full list here.

More From Newstalk 860

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://ksfa860.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on NEWSTALK 860 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on NEWSTALK 860 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!