Individuals from all states file petitions to secede from US
Legal panel weighs in
- Duration 6:19
- Date Nov 15, 2012
Legal panel weighs in
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While -- wouldn't weird fallout from the presidential election as individuals from all fifty states are now filing petitions to secede from the union.
And the White House is going to have to answer them.
Trace Gallagher live -- west coasters -- -- And you talk about a snowball -- your mega we did this story just a couple of days ago at a bad time there are only twenty states that had residents going on whitehouse dot -- -- -- petitions asking the president to peacefully allow them.
To secede from the union.
And at that time only a couple of states of the 25000 signatures necessary and now you look at the maps and as you said.
All fifty states have residents signing these petitions and now seven states including Alabama.
Florida Georgia Louisiana North Carolina Tennessee and Texas have crossed that 25000.
Those states will have their petitions reviewed by White House staff though there's no timeline exactly one that will happen.
Across the country more than 700000.
Americans have signed.
Texas had the most with over a 100000.
Rick Perry not supporting it saying quote his office Governor Perry believes in the greatness of our union and nothing should be done to change it.
But he also shares the frustrations many Americans -- with our federal government and by the way if Texas really does secede from the union.
Austin has its own petition saying that they want to secede from Texas.
All right thank you trades are gonna put the issued -- -- court Kelly's court is back in session on the docket today.
Are they allowed to secede from the union.
Can now receive -- -- the -- is relaxed and mark backlash as a former prosecutor now defense attorney so here's what confused me about the right up.
There are at 66 requests for secession.
I mean it's been awhile but they're not 66 states tell people how -- where have where the extra sixteen coming from Mercedes -- -- they do it.
How I'm not sure the -- sixteen are not coming from but certainly there is precedent where police are not the tenth amendment is very clear it's cents.
That powers not delegated to the United States by the constitution nor prohibited by it to the states are reserved to the states respectively or to the people.
So even the tenth amendment sets forth the standard and says essentially.
If anything that is not.
Found to be unlawful under the constitution -- -- preempted by federal law.
Is then delegated to the states and Texas by the -- has -- you had the state constitution that has never been.
Challenged by the US government and it's it's very it states clearly Texas people are free to change their government.
As the -- And and yet there's any pesky matter of that Supreme Court ruling an eighteen slow.
I was gonna go visit and didn't -- god this is this right around the time I can't remember why.
I I have not -- I thought our URL it well.
Let's let's let the people here what it is birth -- a wonderful team of interns that found this case.
-- -- 1869 but it still doggone good law.
It is Texas vs -- and Texas one -- do the exact same thing that they wanted to today -- want to pull out of fuel and just this chase and saying absolutely not.
Wrote the following.
When Texas that -- one of the United States she entered into a binding and lasting relationship the agreement.
Was final and justice -- further wrote that there was no place for reconsideration or revocation.
Except no revolution.
I got our lunchroom consent.
Of the states there's no revolution and that states aren't -- echo -- Mercedes and -- and yet the question is the all these people are saying that these conditions what -- I don't what does.
You wouldn't do it we'll talk about that right after the break.
-- Mercedes so how.
It's -- all could they do it.
You'd think they need the US Supreme Court to visit decades a little to say two things not yeah why hey wait -- -- if we -- the huddled with those around and look at what that does not above the US Supreme Court negative people -- so it can happen.
These decisions are revisited.
And frankly the judge judge committed anything it it would.
Revolution would it not it would can't imitate the civil war only ascended.
A different way mark.
Yeah it would take a civil war it didn't work out to -- press too well but let's look at the big picture.
People think that a 100000 signatures somehow fairly represented what Texans want.
That represented my math is correct a third of 1%.
Of Texans and it's one person on FaceBook wrote to me.
People are crazy -- bubble we want pollen now don't don't risk on the good people -- Texas then people I was done and I took it well but here's a question let's.
The majority let's say it.
Of the folks down in Texas wanted to secede from the union and and and the president laws that -- I go.
Well you really don't wanna be here you can go what happened to the people in Texas who who want -- -- but -- and I believe it little thought they would move -- and you know what if the federal government had a problem with this whole issue about the session.
They should have -- stepped -- isn't that -- Texas constitution that's unconstitutional under federal law they have they look at the and they haven't done that they speak and -- that's it that's pretty amazing things they are required I am meetings act and to actually respond to this and mark the White House says it it's gonna have to go on the -- -- this well of course.
They're gonna have to -- -- to say -- thank you we respectfully decline your invitation to pull away and by the way if you don't like what the popular vote did.
It's called -- democracy get over it.
Well both the popular vote in the Electoral College vote went the same way this time around I mean it isn't tetanus sent me people were upset about the election results one way or the other.
They're -- is it is it -- that I mean do you think we're gonna see more and more of these requests as the country is just so divide it.
This is fit to live with forty minute and a -- for a million people saying we don't we want to change -- this administration -- -- -- of fifty states that are making these types of petitions we're gonna see more of them 660.
That's right 66 -- not clear how that often.
Thank you -- -- thing we haven't.