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LETTER: Those calling for secession are ‘snots’

December 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Now we’re stuck with two unpaid-for international wars, tens of thousands of American casualties, a $16 trillion national debt, the opium and heroin still flow freely, and dopes sign petitions calling for the breakup of the Union. Continue Reading

OTHER VIEW: Let’s succeed, not secede

November 24, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Thousands of Americans, unhappy with the results of the presidential election, have signed online petitions hoping to secede their states from the United States. The ultimate act of “taking your ball and going home.
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MILBANK: Secession by red states would be good fiscal news for US

November 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Those who are most ardent about cutting government spending tend to come from parts of the country that most rely on it.
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State petition to secede signed by more than 5,000

November 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Every state in the nation had a secession petition on whitehouse.gov under the We the People section.
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SD petition to secede from the US gets 5,000 signatures

November 14, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

MITCHELL, S.D. Well, the name of the state is South Dakota.
Maybe that explains why some residents in the state have joined in a secession movement. But unlike the 11 southern states who tried to leave the union from 1860 to 1865, this secession isn’t about slavery, states’ rights or other issues that launched the Civil War. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: We pledge allegiance

November 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“We ask the President to affirm that the quiet strength of this great nation lies in a patient and powerful unity that transcends and transforms our differences and does not waiver in the face of impetuous and petulant indifference to the rule of law,” the petition reads. Continue Reading

Online petition asks for North Dakota secession

November 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Residents of 22 states, including North Dakota, had filed petitions on the White House’s official petitions website seeking permission to secede from the United States, as of Monday afternoon. Continue Reading

Counties will have say on diversion foes’ secession plan

November 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A petition to secede from Cass County to Richland County has officially been filed by a group of upset citizens here, but the county boards will likely decide whether to let the measure come to a vote. Continue Reading

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Sudanese decide country’s future

January 9, 2011 in INFORUM

30 from area cast votes on secession

At least 30 Sudanese from the Fargo area made the 400-mile trek to Omaha this past weekend to vote in a global referendum that will determine the fate of their home country. Continue Reading