Texas is up to 23,000 now, I guess. If any state gets 25,000 in one month, the white house has to respond.
From news story: news.yahoo.com
Not everybody who wants to secede is polite enough to write a petition. Peter Morrison, treasurer of the Hardin County (Texas) Republican Party, wrotea post-election newsletterin which he urges the Lone Star State to leave the Union.
"We must contest every single inch of ground and delay the baby-murdering, tax-raising socialists at every opportunity. But in due time, the maggots will have eaten every morsel of flesh off of the rotting corpse of the Republic, and therein lies our opportunity... Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government? Let each go her own way in peace, sign a free trade agreement among the states and we can avoid this gut-wrenching spectacle every four years."
Texas is now over 80,000. Supposedly, the government will respond to any petition signed by over 25,000 signatures. Gee, I wonder if Illinois could secede (I'm sure many downstaters and suburbanites would sign it). What would Rahm Emanuel do about that? hmmm, I may look to see if anyone in Illinois has started a petition.