UNDATED, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin has joined all 49 other states in starting petition drives to secede from the U.S.
But don’t hold your breath.
The Supreme Court has ruled that secession is only required by revolution, or approval from three-fourths of the states. All the petitions have only a tiny percentage of residents signing so far.
Yahoo News said over the weekend that folks in 20 states posted petitions to have their states secede, in protest of President Obama’s re-election. Since then, the other 30 states have joined in.
They’re all on a White House Web site called “We the People” which was started last year to encourage government openness.
A person who’s identified on the Web site as “Alex T.” of Wausaukee started Wisconsin’s petition last Sunday.
Just over 46-hundred people signed the Badger State’s petition as of mid-day today.
The conservative Web site “Daily Caller” said over 675,000 people have signed 69 on-line petitions from every state. A petition in Texas has had the most signatures – over 94,000.
Texas Governor Rick Perry, who ran for president this year, said he opposes seceding.
The White House must respond to a secession request if a state submits over 25,000 signatures in 30 days. Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, Tennessee, and North Carolina have reached those thresholds.
The Wisconsin petition reads in part, “We believe in our rights that were granted to us in the Constitution our ancestors wrote – and we also believe that your administration is infringing on those rights.”