Texas Gov. Rick Perry isn’t the only chief executive of a state to announce that recent talk of seceding from the U.S. doesn’t interest him.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley both said Tuesday that they don’t plan to take action to separate their states from the U.S. federal system, despite a stream of citizen requests directed at the Obama administration.
Secession petitions lodged with the White House by citizens of the three states are already among the seven that have attracted more than 25,000 signatures each. That’s the threshold the Obama administration says will trigger an automatic review by a staff member.
The petition from Texas, launched Nov. 9 by University of Texas-Austin freshman Micah Hurd, has been the most successful of the 69 state-specific petitions The Daily Caller has identified. As of 9:00 a.m. EST Wednesday, more than 95,000 have signed it.