Alabama secession petition qualifies for White House respons
A petition seeking Alabama's withdrawal from the U.S. reached 25,000 signatures early Wednesday, the threshold required to receive an official response from the White House.
The petition, filed Friday by a Chunchula resident on the White House web site, had more than 26,000 signatures as of this morning. The Obama administration, via its 'We the People' program, says it will respond to petitions that receive a minimum of 25,000 signatures within 30 days of being filed.
The petition asks the administration to "peacefully grant the state of Alabama to withdra from the United States of America and create its own new government."
By George Talbot
Read more: AL.com - http://blog.al.com/live/2012/11/alabama_secession_petition_qua.html (November 14, 2012)