A petition asking for the secession of Alaska back to Russia has reached more than 15,000 signatures in three days.
ALASKA —A petition, entitled “Alaska Back to Russia”, was created by an unnamed Anchorage resident on Thursday, and has gathered signatures from Alaska and several other states, reaching a total of over 15k signatures.
The petition must reach 100,000 signatures by April 20, 2014, in order to be considered by the current presidential administration for review and an official response.
Groups Siberian russians crossed the Isthmus (now the Bering Strait) 16-10 thousand years ago.
Russian began to settle on the Arctic coast, Aleuts inhabited the Aleutian Archipelago.
First visited Alaska August 21, 1732, members of the team boat “St. Gabriel »under the surveyor Gvozdev and assistant navigator I. Fedorov during the expedition Shestakov and DI Pavlutski 1729-1735 years.
Vote for secession of Alaska from the United States and joining Russia.
The website that the Obama administration has put up for petitions is usually used for jokes and trolling, like the petition that asked the us government to build a Star Wars style “death star”.
A similar petition was previously presented for the secession of Texas, but despite surpassing the 100,000 signatures required for consideration, the White House denied the petition in a revealing response:
“Our founding fathers established the Constitution of the United States ‘in order to form a more perfect union’ through the hard and frustrating but necessary work of self-government. They enshrined in that document the right to change our national government through the power of the ballot — a right that generations of Americans have fought to secure for all. But they did not provide a right to walk away from it.”
In other words, you cannot opt out of government, and your relationship with them is involuntarily coerced.