Nearly 1,500 signatures appear on a White House petition discovered by Historic City News that is asking the Obama administration to peacefully grant the State of Florida the ability to withdraw from the United States of America and to create its own, new government.
The petition was created on the White House website yesterday, November 10, 2012; and, if it can successfully collect at least 25,000 electronic signatures by December 10, 2012, it will be presented to the Obama administration for further consideration.
The signers of the petition are informing President Obama, “We the people of the Great State of Florida, do see that in today’s world, the Federal Government has not led our citizens justly and with honor. We therefore, as free men and women of our great state, do believe that it is time to take the matter upon ourselves to ensure our continued freedom, and to enact our own laws and hereby govern ourselves without the federal government’s involvement in our internal matters from this day forward.”
Quoting from Benjamin Franklin, the petitioner wrote, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Similar petitions were created from several other states this week following publication of the General Election results.