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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Washington State Has Its Own Secession Petition Now

Posted by on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Slog tipper underbunny sends along a link to an online petition to "Peacefully grant the State of Washington to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government." I'm surprised it took this long.

The petition has not yet reached 2,000 signatures, and it features signatures by such prominent Washingtonians as Cody T of Columbus, OH; Christopher B of Hiram, GA; Michael P of San Antonio, TX; Ryan M of Antioch, TN; Alexis C of Satsuma, AL; and Mark S of Colorado Springs, CO. Thanks for speaking up for us, guys.

 

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Sorry, I don't know what happened. I didn't mean to post twice
Posted by Torpedo on July 13, 2013 at 9:58 AM · Report this
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I saw a few people refer to this as Treason.
I'm betting those same people don't have a problem with the Treason committed on 9/11.
We lost 3000 people,started 2 wars and curtailed liberties to everyone.
Yes,I'm one of the crazy people that know 9/11 was an inside job.
I've been a Structural Steel Fabricator for 30+ years.
I've fabricated Columns and Connecting Beams for a lot of buildings such as: The Seahawks and Mariners Stadiums, Portland International,SF International,Intel and many many more.
I've studied the design of the towers and can say with out the slightest doubt,that it was Impossible,for them to come down as they did.
But who am I? Just some crazy guy who knows and understands buildings, and their design and construction.
Posted by Torpedo on July 13, 2013 at 9:56 AM · Report this
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I saw a few people refer to this as Treason.
I'm betting those same people don't have a problem with the Treason committed on 9/11.
We lost 3000 people,started 2 wars and curtailed liberties to everyone.
Yes,I'm one of the crazy people that know 9/11 was an inside job.
I've been a Structural Steel Fabricator for 30+ years.
I've fabricated Columns and Connecting Beams for a lot of buildings such as: The Seahawks and Mariners Stadiums, Portland International,SF International,Intel and many many more.
I've studied the design of the towers and can say with out the slightest doubt,that it was Impossible,for them to come down as they did.
But who am I? Just some crazy guy who knows and understands buildings, and their design and construction.
Posted by Torpedo on July 13, 2013 at 9:50 AM · Report this
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Until you government lovers can grow out of voting on how to spend other peoples money, Cascadia is still a good idea because you can have your oppressors be within shooting range instead of 3000 miles away. then imagine a government not based on theft or coercion...
Posted by anampaiseanta on March 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM · Report this
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We r F'd in the A... I voted for secession... I am GLAD I did...
Posted by Dr. Freckles on November 23, 2012 at 8:36 PM · Report this
prompt 21
Wow. Who knew that the US would turn into an episode of Survivor. Can we vote Mississippi out first?
Posted by prompt on November 14, 2012 at 7:03 PM · Report this
Frank Blethen's vodka distiller 20
I imagine the same out of state assholes' names are on every secession petition.
Posted by Frank Blethen's vodka distiller on November 14, 2012 at 5:47 PM · Report this
Dougsf 19
We should definitely gerrymander State boundaries on the criteria that some people are feelin' more than their own State. The country would be super awesome.
Posted by Dougsf on November 14, 2012 at 2:45 PM · Report this
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If Washington secedes from the union, can we declare war on Texas?

Do we get to keep the nukes & subs at Bangor?
Posted by Seattle Slave on November 14, 2012 at 2:03 PM · Report this
CC-Rob 17
People who are unhappy being Americans can simply renounce their citizenship:

http://travel.state.gov/law/citizenship/…

Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.
Posted by CC-Rob on November 14, 2012 at 1:46 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 16
@15 um, no. Cause DC doesn't have any real members of Congress.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on November 14, 2012 at 1:33 PM · Report this
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Maybe they are thinking of the Washington, as in Washington, DC? If Washington DC succeeds, then Obama won't be the president of the United States anymore! He will be the president of Washington DC.
Posted by pussnboots on November 14, 2012 at 1:14 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 14
@8 - Lots of things should be treated as treason. I, for one, would love to see (actual) voter fraud and election tampering tried and punished as treason.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on November 14, 2012 at 1:13 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 13
@ 8, no. Because of abuse by the Kings of England (esp. Henry VIII), treason is very clearly defined in the Constitution. It's either actually rebelling (not just talking about it), or giving aid and comfort to those who are.

I'm not sure what jurisprudence or anything that happened during Reconstruction says about the matter, but I'm unaware of anything that even now defines secession as treason. I think that's one of those things that modern-day Confederate wannabe asshats use to support their arguments that the South was right.
Posted by Matt from Denver on November 14, 2012 at 1:12 PM · Report this
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As of this post, there were 2140 signatures on the petition. 398 of them (fewer than 1/5) were signed by people who claim to be residents of Washington. A whopping 132 of them were signed by people who claim to be residents of Texas, and about half of those who signed declined to include their state of residence.
Posted by Ruke on November 14, 2012 at 1:08 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 11
@10 about half of our state is either federal or native lands. State laws rarely apply there.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on November 14, 2012 at 1:06 PM · Report this
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@9 - most of those military assets do not belong to the state of Washington, but rather to the federal government. I'm guessing even a lot of what's used by the Washington State National Guard technically doesn't belong to the state.
Posted by TJ on November 14, 2012 at 12:56 PM · Report this
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Why not? We've got progressive social policy, more than our share of military asets, and a positive balance of trade even before you count transactions with the other 49.

And it's a proactive move vs California's eventual grand water grab.
Posted by RonK, Seattle on November 14, 2012 at 12:52 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 8
Isnt' calling for secession treason?
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on November 14, 2012 at 12:49 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 7
Fuck yeah! Let's put Dan's picture on our money!
Posted by Pope Peabrain on November 14, 2012 at 12:41 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 6
I'd go for Ecotopia, but not Cascadia. Maybe Cascadia could be district in Ecotopia.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on November 14, 2012 at 12:31 PM · Report this
Matt the Engineer 5
Wow, most are not from WA. What's up with that?

I actually have something in common with them. I'd like the Seattle metro area to secede from the state of WA. Imagine being able to decide for ourselves what and how we're taxed, and whether to spend money on roads or trains.
Posted by Matt the Engineer on November 14, 2012 at 12:30 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 4
Secession?

Um, nah, just split us into three states: Martha (Sealth County, Seattle, capitol Republic of Fremont, includes all West of Lake Washington), Washington (rest of Western Washington, capitol Mercer Island), and Lincoln (Eastern Washington, capitol Spokane).

Do similar things to Oregon and Cali and throw in DC an Puerto Rico as states and we have 60 stars on the flag!
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on November 14, 2012 at 12:29 PM · Report this
ryanayr 3
Wait, is this a petition to create Cascadia? Fucking finally....
Posted by ryanayr on November 14, 2012 at 12:28 PM · Report this
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CASCADIA NOW! /s
Posted by algorhythm99 on November 14, 2012 at 12:28 PM · Report this
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Here's a link for a petition to DEPORT all those that signed the original secession nonsense!

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitio…
Posted by drwas on November 14, 2012 at 12:26 PM · Report this

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