From the body of the petition, which currently sits on signon.org:
While we recognize that Texas is a great state, characterized by its independent citizens, there are many citizens that do not support secession from the United States. A petition has been filed with the White House for Texas secession that has reached the 25,000 signature goal it needed to be looked at by the White House. Although it is extremely doubtful that Texas would be granted the approval to secede by such a petition, we would still like to recognize that there are many people in Texas that feel differently, whether we agree with the current administration or not.
Rick Perry as the President of the Republic of Texas does not sound good to many of us. Plus, we recognize that things like NASA and federal defense contracts contribute quite a bit to the economy we like to brag so much about. Please sign so other voices in this debate are heard.
The group has reached 13,860 of its 15,000 signature goal.