by Larry Simons
November 13, 2012
In the wake of last week's election, all 50 states in the union have filed petitions to secede. This could be a sign of massive voter fraud, or that supporters of Romney and other party candidates have taken the loss so hard, this may have been their only way of coping with it.
The petitions to secede need 25,000 signatures in a 30-day period in order for them to require an official response from the Obama administration.
Mike Krumboltz, writer for Yahoo news said this, "Of course, this is mostly a symbolic gesture. The odds of the American government granting any state permission to go its own way are on par with winning the lottery while getting hit by a meteor while seeing Bigfoot while finding gluten-free pizza that tastes like the real thing."
What Krumboltz [as well as most Americans] does not understand is, the states are sovereign according to our Constitution and do not need permission from the Federal government to secede. Many like Krumboltz also believe that the Constitution does not permit secession or that it is treason. They couldn't be more wrong.
The states have the rights of nullification and secession. How on Earth can the Federal government be more powerful than the states when the states created the federal government? The tenth amendment states that powers not delegated to the Federal government are reserved to the states. There were very few powers originally delegated to the Federal government, only 17 to be exact. It has only been through the passage of time and by the actions of big government Presidents like Lincoln, Wilson and FDR that the Federal government has grown to the colossal monster it has become.