Some people are really having a difficult time facing the reality of a Black president, so difficult in fact, citizens from 20 states — and counting — have filed petitions at We The People on WhiteHouse.gov to be granted permission to leave the union.
The states include Louisiana, Texas, Kentucky, Michigan, Colorado, New Jersey, Montana, Missouri, North Dakota, Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New York, Arkansas, and Oregon.
According to the terms of participation for “We The People,” as of October 3, 2011, petitions that meet the listed criteria become searchable on WhiteHouse.gov once — and if — they reach 150 signatures within 30 days. If that is accomplished, for President Obama to actively consider a petition, it must reach 25,000 signatures within the remainder of the same 30-day period.
The White House reserves the right to change the time limit and number of signatures required.
Texas, in particular, has an outspoken advocate for the state’s secession from the union. Writing for a Tea Party newsletter, Hardin County Republican Treasurer Peter Morrison called Obama supporters “maggots” who voted on an “ethnic basis”:
“They’ re-elected Obama, Morrison wrote. He is their president.”
While there are several of the president’s policies that one could object too, at heart he is a moderate Democrat — no more, no less. Since Lincoln, no other president since has spawned calls of secession, making it clear that the perceived “otherness” of President Obama [insert code word for Black here] is the reason for this sudden need to leave the United States.