Former Republican Presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry does not stand behind a secession petition filed with the White House by a Lone Star State resident in the aftermath of the presidential election.
As many as 25 states across America have signed petitions to the Obama administration to withdraw peacefully from the United States of America and create its own new government.
As for Perry, in a statement released by his press secretary given to Dallas News:
Gov. Perry believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it. But he also shares the frustrations many Americans have with our federal government. Now more than ever our country needs strong leadership from states like Texas, that are making tough decisions to live within their means, keep taxes low and provide opportunities to job creators so their citizens can provide for their families and prosper. We cannot allow Washington’s tax and spend, one-size-fits-all mindset to jeopardize our children’s future, undermine our personal liberties and drive our nation down a dangerous path to greater dependence of government.
Petitions require at least 25,000 signatures in a 30-day period to qualify for review.
The White House says, at least on its website:
“If a petition meets the signature threshold, it will be reviewed by the Administration and we will issue a response.”
Serving more to make a point than to present a serious proposition, the petitions won’t be taken seriously by the Obama administration.
SOURCE: Dallas News