So petitions from 47 states are on the White House website, all asking for their states to secede from the U.S.
Including, of course, Arizona (you might remember one of the legislative loonies last session introducing a bill suggesting that happen).
Our petition (you can read the whole shebang here) begins thusly:
Peacefully grant the State of Arizona to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.
As the founding fathers of the united States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776:
“…Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government…”
The citizens of the great state of Arizona have the right to stand for their principles. That man is granted unalienable rights, which are not the dispensations of the government, but find their beginnings in God and come from God alone. These are the principles that our forefathers stood for, the principles upon, which our Constitution is based, and those in which we firmly place our belief and resolve.
This is followed by thousands of signatures, almost half from outside Arizona.
Wait a minute . . . do you smell conspiracy here?
Why are those outside our state signing a petition to allow Arizona to secede from the country?
Simple. They want us out of the country.
And who can blame them? We’re the state that brought the country the Unholy Trio of Arpaio, Brewer and Pearce.
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Bio: Mike McClellan has lived in Arizona since 1967 where he attended high school and the University of Arizona. McClellan taught high school English for 36 years, including 30 years at at Dobson High School in Mesa. He has been a contributing columnist to both the East Valley Republic editions and the East Valley Tribune.