[h=1]With Stickers, a Petition and Even a Middle Name, Secession Fever Hits Texas[/h]http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/24/us/politics/with-stickers-a-petition-and-even-a-middle-name-secession-fever-hits-texas.html Civil war petitions flourish in Texas: first Texas secedes from itself, and then from the USA? ... The online petitions â€” created on the We the People platform at petitions.whitehouse.gov â€” are required to receive 25,000 signatures in 30 days for the White House to respond. The Texas petition, created Nov. 9 by a man identified as Micah H. of Arlington, had received more than 116,000 signatures by Friday. It asks the Obama administration to â€œpeacefully grantâ€ the withdrawal of Texas, and describes doing so as â€œpractically feasible,â€ given the stateâ€™s large economy. ... But all the secession talk has intrigued liberals as well. Caleb M. of Austin started his own petition on the White House Web site. He asked the federal government to allow Austin to withdraw from Texas and remain part of the United States, â€œin the event that Texas is successful in the current bid to secede.â€ It had more than 8,000 signatures as of Friday.