Step back and take an accounting of these last few years: The United States of America, a land where slaves were kept 150 years ago and bathrooms were segregated as recently as 50 years ago, elected and reelected our first black president. We passed and ratified a universal health-care system. We saw the first female Speaker of the House, the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice, and the first openly gay member of the Senate. We stopped a Great Depression, rewrote the nation’s financial regulations, and nearly defaulted on our debt for the first time in our history. Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Maine, Maryland, Washington and the District of Columbia legalized gay marriage, and the president and the vice president both proclaimed their support. Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana. We killed the most dangerous terrorist in the world and managed two wars. We’ve seen inequality and debt skyrocket to some of the highest levels in American history. We passed a stimulus and investment bill that will transform everything from medical records to education and began a drone campaign that will likely be seen as an epochal shift in the way the United States conducts war.
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- Ok for all those who are still wondering, here is a link to the white house page that keeps track of all the open petitions to the u.s. gubment.
To date 30....let me repeat that 30 states have petitioned to leave the union. In order to be heard by the POTUS, a petition has to gain 25,000 signatures within 30 days of being filed.
As of right now alot of the states do not have anywhere near the signatures needed but they still have approx. 28 days to get them.
More shocking though is that texas has over 60,000 signatures.
Granted most of these states are romney supporters who are crying because their guy didn't win.
An ever growing number of these states though are decidedly democratic states who supported obama.
Do you think this is just a fad that will be forgotten in a few weeks?
Or do you think this is the beginning of a new chapter in our nations history?
Are the people really ready to rise up and throw off the yokes of corporate greed?
Are we ready to govern ourselves again?
Personally I hope so.Nov 13, 2012
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- Barack obama is trying to change this world into world of hell and his followers will always be with him wherever he goes. to u the companion of hell u think he is performing a good act but instead he is doing the opposite of good. politics is full of evil and if u keep on supporting it u too will be among the evil.Dec 18, 2012
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