Several states, including New Hampshire, have been circulating Secession petitions seeking peaceful withdraw from the Union otherwise known as the United States of America. Currently 40 states have begun looking for signatures.
At the time of my writing this, Texas is the only state to have so far collected the mandatory 25,000 signatures needed for consideration. The New Hampshire petition, , so far has 5,051 signatures. The deadline for signatures is December 12th.
Mid day yesterday the New Hampshire petition had a little over 2,000 signatures so the number is increasing rapidly and there is a strong possibility that New Hampshire will join Texas in achieving the total number needed. Even if New Hampshire and every other state that started the petition gets their needed 25,000 signatures I don't expect the federal government to allow secession.
Regardless of the out come here are a couple quotes to consider:
"whenever any form of government becomes destructive of the ends for which it was established, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, . . ." - Declaration of Independence
Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security, of the whole community, and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government. The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind. - The New Hampshire Constitution
If New Hampshire gets 25,000 signatures as needed by Dec 12th a discussion about what to do next should begin and at that point it should be taken very seriously.
In the meantime, what do you think? Sound off below.
The original link I had was incorrect. New link as soon as I find it.