And I thought I had some unattainable goals.
A young man in Wisconsin has put forth a petition for the Dairy State to secede from the United States. His online petition uses the same platform and much of the same text found on a more popular Texan effort. (I’ve been encouraging Texas to secede for years, so nothing but encouragement here for THAT.)
That Texas petition has over 61,000 signatures tacked onto it. There are at least 17 such petitions on the White House’s “We the People” site intended to solicit input from the public. In theory, petitions at the site which gain 25,000 virtual signatures or more inside of 30 days gain the attention of the Obama administration and just might inspire policy changes.
Here’s a link to the petition to “Peacefully grant the State of Wisconsin to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.”
I’m really intrigued by this declaration:
“With over 600,000 hunters, Wisconsin, the eighth largest army in the world, will be able to protect themselves as an independent country.”
Not only does Wisconsin have a massive hunting population, it also manufactures tactical vehicles and combat ships and it borders the world’s largest supply of fresh water. Yes this state could take care of itself if only the Koch Brothers would let it. But seriously, there are other issues that need addressing such as the great bayonet and horse shortage of the Midwest.
Even more concerning is the severe shortage of signatures on the Wisconsin petition. I see only 1 signature there at the moment: Ryan L’s. He is probably the Ron Paul supporter and “Marijuana Enthusiast” I see here on twitter.
I’m so disappointed. I was hoping Kim Simac of the Northwoods Patriots would have something to do with this but, darn it, she’s busy writing emails to Scott Walker to say “No to Obamacare” – an effort that I’m happy to say is almost as futile as this one.