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If Texas and seven other states want to secede from the Union, it won’t be on Barack Obama’s watch.
The White House formally responded Monday to a petition signed by more than 125,000 for Texas to secede by rejecting the motion, saying “As much as we value a healthy debate, we don’t let that debate tear us apart.”
The statement, entitled “Our States Remain United,” responded to the nine secession-related petitions that crossed the 25,000 online signatories threshold on the White House website that guarantees a response from the government.
Free and open debate is what makes this country work, and many people around the world risk their lives every day for the liberties we often take for granted
Unlike the White House’s cheeky response to a petition to build a planet-destroying Death Star, the tone of their statement was decidedly muted.
“In a nation of 300 million…
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