The Man Who Began The Petition To Secede From The US

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ARLINGTON, TX (KTVT) - Texas is one of nearly two dozen states with a petition drive to secede from the U.S. Supporters are unhappy with the federal government.

There's no secret that the opposition to President Obama was always very emotional and deep. So deep, tens of thousands of people are logging on to the White House website to tell them they don't want to be a part of the union any more.

 The petition, filed by someone identified as Micah H. in Arlington, states the economy is suffering because of the administrations neglect of domestic and foreign spending. It says since Texas balances its budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world.  It is quote practicably feasible for Texas to withdraw from the Union and to do so would protect its citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties.  And its not just Texans filing petitions. People from at least 15 states, from New Jersey to Oregon, have asked for secession, too.

Observers say it's all because of the polarizing and relatively close election.  But for Texans there is a perception the former republic of Texas will always have the right to secede, if it doesn't like Washington's policy.

The annexation agreement gave Texas the right to divide into as many as five states, but it did not give, it said nothing about secession.

The White House says it reviews all petitions on its website with more than 25,000 signatures and responds to them, as well.