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Idahoans Join Online Petition for Secession

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0  Updated at 12:47 pm, November 14th, 2012 By: News Idaho
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petition to secedeIDAHO FALLS – Online petitioners from Idaho and nearly three-dozen other states are asking the Obama administration to allow them to secede from the union and form their own new governments.

The petition, which can be found on whitehouse.gov, alleges that the federal government is violating the “natural/God-given rights” of Idaho’s citizens.

As of Wednesday at noon, more than 4,200 people had signed the Idaho petition. Some participants say they’re simply exercising their rights to peaceably protest.

Opponents contend that it’s an overreaction to the election results and polarizes the country’s political climate.