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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Perhaps The Citizen Media Could Secede, Too?

Bad hed (15 States including Texas have filed a petition to secede from the United States) followed by these bad grafs and a bad article:

As of Saturday November 10, 2012, 15 States have petitioned the Obama Administration for withdrawal from the United States of America in order to create its own government.

States following this action include: Louisiana, Texas, Montana, North Dakota, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Colorado, Oregon and New York. These States have requested that the Obama Administration grant a peaceful withdrawal from the United States.

These citizen generated petitions were filed just days after the 2012 Presidential election.

15 states most assuredly did NOT file any such petitions.  Some earnest citizens did.  Fail #1.

Each petition thus far has been signed by fewer citizens than a rounding error.  Why is this news when more people sign petitions to save TV shows?  Fail #2.

The article does not explain that these petitions were filed through the WH website and conflated the Administration with "the government."  Fail #3.

Where's the explanation of how Obama could grant the right to secede?  I'm squinting hard, but I see no such Executive power in the Constitution.  Fail #4.

No questions asked of the petition authors or people in said states who might oppose secession?  No balance provided, like, say...observing that in contrast to our revolutionary forebears who had no Parliamentary representation, all these petitioning citizens actually had a chance this week to vote for their representatives in DC?  Fail #5.

Whatever.  Thanks for the chuckle, "Examiner".  Your contributors are just as awesome as the tradmedia.

ntodd

PS--Surprised the SVR crowd hasn't filed one yet.

November 11, 2012 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink

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