Petition Filed with White House for Arkansas to Secede from U.S.

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Four days following the presidential election, a group of Arkansans filed a petition to secede from the United States of America, according to a report from KTHV in Little Rock.

According to the White House’s website, more than 3,000 Arkansans have signed an online petition that states the following:

“We petition the Obama Administration to peacefully grant the State of Arkansas to withdraw from the United States and create its own NEW government.

As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776:

‘When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.’

‘…Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government…'”

Arkansas is one of 19 states that has filed a similar request since last week’s election. Read the full report on KTHV’s website.