The Texas secession has spawned another type of petition by their capital city of Austin. Austin is petitioning to secede from the state if the original petition they filed for last Friday goes through. This has become a new trend since President Obama was reelected. People are speaking out that they don't want to be a part of the United States. Their unhappiness is being heard loud and clear!
Austin resident Caleb M. started the petition which now has 6,600 signatures as of Thursday morning, according to International Digital Times. A number of citizens don't agree with the big Texas petition to secede from the United States and don't want that reflecting their ideals. So, Austin took it upon themselves to make their own statement.
"Austin Texas continues to suffer difficulties stemming from the lack of civil, religious, and political freedoms imposed upon the city by less liberally minded Texans. It is entirely feasible for Austin to operate as its own state, within the United States, in the event that Texas is successful in the current bid to secede. It is important for Austin to remain in the union as to do so would protect it's citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers."
It takes 25,000 signatures within 30 days to get a response from the Administration. These state secession petitions are created on the White House's website called "We the People."
Will the Texas secession get a response from the Administration soon? Currently their secede petition has over 100,000 online signatures. It's a heated debate among Texans, which is understandable. It's impossible for petitions such as these to represent every citizen within a state.