"Derrick B.," one of the guys behind the wave of petitions to secede after Obama won re-election, was inspired with anti-government fervor when local law enforcement shut down his topless car wash business.
"The government ripped my business away, and now they're choking America to death with rules and regulations," he told AL.com.
45-year-old Derrick Belcher is the force behind Alabama's petition to secede, among the first of those filed on WhiteHouse.gov last week. It's already attracted 29,000 signatures - more than meeting the 25,000 threshold for an official White House response.
Belcher hopes that seceding red states can band together and start a new nation - a successful one, since they have all the natural resources. "I don't think any one state can stand alone. But if we've got 20 of them, then that starts to be something," Belcher told AL.com. "If you look at a map of the red states, we have all of the oil and we produce all of the food. We're the ones that are carrying the rest of the nation."
A libertarian who backed Ron Paul for president, Belcher shares Romney's view of the election result: "The people who want those handouts" gave Obama the vote, he said.
@RobertJHarsh The "man" is an IDIOT!... It was the local authorities that close his business NOT the federal government. But then...you can't expect the crazy far right to understand the multiple layers of government...They are not intellectually up to that task.
@Zoe2012 Barack Husssein Obama sees this as just another bit of coladeral damage caused by his idealogical attack on corporations. Besides, Hostess is a Texas based company...and BHO cannot stand the fact that the Texas economy is so successful.
@Zoe2012 Looks like they don't like making money in the U.S. Give up your franchise name and let someone who knows how to run a business show you how its done. Especially when you declare bankruptcies.
@PuroChorizo361 When a company is in bankruptsy why would the union members go out on strike? Don't they know that is a sure way to shut it down? It is just one more example of the union's arrogance. They had rather end the jobs of all those folks than try to work with management to settle the disagreement. So, now we hear the union blaming the shutdown on corporate mismanagement. Well, the union drove the final nail in the coffin and has to shoulder the blame for all the job losses...right before Christmas. This is sheer arrogance by union leadership...and union membership blindly following the chief lemmings over the cliff. And now they can run around saying, "We showed them!!" What stupitidy.
@hughjorgin The White House website has a section for petitions. Many states keep an active petition running all the time. They say 25,000 sign the petition they will look at it and respond. Though that's not entirely believable they will respond properly, I am all about it becoming a topic further discussed across the nation.
Ok think about this. The man makes money off of soft porn first off. They (local govt) shut him down for a reason that is not disclosed. Second. Do these people actually believe they will be allowed to secede? Crazy fringe strikes again.
I had an idea for a topless coffee hut. gguys would dirve for miles to get a cuppa joe for that.
shortly after I heard of a group of girls in Seattle, i believe, that had that same thought and opened one where they served in teensy weensy bikini tops. they were doing great business last i heard...
This guy is a complete and utter moron. Does he really believe that any state will be allowed to secede? As for his claim that in the red states "... we have all of the oil and we produce all of the food ... " he's really in the dark there. If CA were to secede, we would have the 7th highest GNP in the world, and much of that is from the huge farming industry here.
Back in the olden days when i got out of university and the cold war was still hot, one of my housemates went to work in Bimark, ND. Being from MN, we ridiculed him often, until he mentioned that if ND seceded from the union, they'd be the worlds third largest nuclear power...ggood comeback...
@Denizen_Kate - nope, my comment was about the farm part. I already done had my say about them women runnin' around wif out no braw on up on a prior post. LOL. An' we done learned our lesson on the succession part from an earlier part of history. The feds are 'agin' it.
@dances-weebles hehe. too funny. But I guarantee you it wasn't Obama that shut him down. When I read a few years back that Alabama had banned vibrators I had this mental image of a border check with the cop in the sunglasses and Smokey the Bear hat looking over the top of his shades at a couple of college girls in a convertible saying "You Ladies don't have no drugs or illegal fruit or illegal people or vibrators in that car do you?" Heh.
Well you have to admit when this guy showboats, its hard to top. Yes this is a state that illegalized vibrators, would like to outlaw abortion,teaching birth control in school,and if where not for Tennessee and Mississippi would be the most the illiterate in the country. Secede... can we trade them for Peurto Rico? Keep those girls dumb and half naked down there. Stars fell on Alabama and hit them in the head (heyad).
Obama is such a divisive president those mostly on the Right would rather break up the Union then live under his socialist rule. And I can’t blame them.
White House receives secession pleas from all 50 states
WASHINGTON -- What began as a small group of citizens voicing their disappointment with President Obama's victory in last week's presidential election has turned into a plea from hundreds of thousands of citizens to have their states be granted independence from the federal government. http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-wh...
Governors Rick Perry, and Bobby Jindal (both Republican) have spoken out against the rather "silly" nature of the secession movement. If two Republican Governors of states most affected in this secession talk think its foolish, how serious should we take it? Mind you the pages where they are signing the petitions, is in a public area of the White House website. IE, nearly anyone with a computer can access it and sign away. Have you looked at the states various "signatures"? There are names that pop up several times across several different states. This is a non-issue being fueled by zealots that think they know better than anyone else, supported by rhetoric and the Media's incessant need for a story. Here's the facts friend. I don't like Obama either. I voted for Gary Johnson. I'm just as stuck with the guy as you are. Where we differ is our opinion on this talk of secession. I liken it to Capital Treason. Its turning your back on your country, and personally I think every one of these people talking secession, should join their peers in the annals of history. Philip Vigol and John Mitchell Governor Thomas Dorr John Brown Aaron Dwight Stevens William Bruce Mumford Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold, and George Atzerodt Iva Toguri D'Aquino Herbert Hans Haupt Martin James Monti Robert Henry Best Mildred Gillars Tomoya Kawakita Adam Yahiye Gadahn
Three generations of my family has joined and served our military, serving to protect our nation and its 50 great states. Other men and women have died overseas for the same thing. To even speak of such a disgusting thing, spits on their sacrifices and dishonors our fallen heroes. I hope you see the light of what these shadow dwelling, treasonous, scum represent.
@Fishbone345 This secession stuff is outright foolishness. Now every 4 years the extremists of both parties that lose will want to secede. Next time a GOP president is elected the blue states will want to secede.And the beat goes on.
@jessejaymes It's easy to have such ludicrous things take place when there is no consequence. People saying they want to Secede, have the freedom to guaranteed. Ironic that in a true Communist nation they wouldn't.