The Arguments For and Against Texas Secession
Some 95,000 people had signed a petition as of Wednesday morning requesting that Texas be allowed to peacefully secede from the United States.
The petition in question is housed on a section of the White House website called “We the People,” which launched in September 2011 to allow citizens to create petitions on topics of their choosing. If a petition amasses 25,000 signatures, the website promises that “it will be reviewed by White House staff and receive an official response.”
Robert Wilonsky of the Dallas Morning News confirmed with the White House that the administration likely will respond in some fashion to the petition, but the official Wilonsky spoke to refused to get into the substance of what might be said.