White House Smacks Down Secessionist Petitioners: ‘Our States Remain United’

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Team Obama responds with reason to the crazies:

“In a nation of 300 million people — each with their own set of deeply-held beliefs — democracy can be noisy and controversial. And that’s a good thing,” writes Jon Carson, Director of the Office of Public Engagement. “Free and open debate is what makes this country work, and many people around the world risk their lives every day for the liberties we often take for granted. But as much as we value a healthy debate, we don’t let that debate tear us apart.”

Secession fever hit after President Barack Obama was reelected in November. The petition movement quickly caught on, and by Nov. 14, residents in all 50 states had filed ”We the People” petitions.

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