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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The United States are not so united tonight as rumors that history may repeat itself circulate. Petitions on the White House’s website suggest that citizens across the country are not happy with the way things in washington are going and want a major change.

Petitions to secede from the United States started popping up shortly after the election last week. Citizens from more than 20 states, including North Carolina, have filed petitions to secede from the union.

With more than 20,000 signatures in less than a week, the Tar Heel State’s petition is quickly approaching the 25,000 signatures required to get a response from the Obama Administration.

UNCW sociology professor Dr. Mike Adams says the movement may be a glimpse of what is to come.

“I don’t think that this particular petition drive is going to result in anything,” Adams said. “When people ask if I take this petition seriously, no I don’t. It’s a foretelling, though, of things that might be taking place later on.”

Adams says when the south seceded from the union more than 150 years ago, it took a while for traction to build.

Other people say the petitions are a joke and merely the response of sore losers.

“It’s funny because of the current situation and states wanting to secede from the union? Really? Why? Nobody has a good enough reason why,” Nicholas Oates of Wilmington said.

Others say the requests signify a larger problem in Washington.

“I think really the only thing that needs to be taken seriously is just the fact that there is some disenchantment with the process, and that everyone in Washington needs to learn how to work together,” Mark Kennedy of Wilmington said.

The Texas secession petition has nearly 80,000 signatures. The White House has not yet responded to the petition.

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71 Comments on "Secession petitions gather support in NC, across country"

2015 years 10 months ago

The Rightwing likes to call themselves patriots but as soon an election doesn’t go their way they act like kindergartners.

America, love it or leave it!

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2015 years 10 months ago

Please pack your guns and leave ! Good luck with that you right wing nut jobs. Pouting because of an election outcome again?

Admit it…..You all are scared of a little black man. Absolutely hysterical !

The President hasn’t divided anyone, YOU personally are responsible.

Notice when we have a “Repuke” president you don’t see “Liberals” trying to secede?

GROW UP and deal with it. Bunch of dang babies.

2015 years 10 months ago

They had their chance to make a chance!! But didn’t vote the right way!

2015 years 10 months ago

Well, here we go again, showing the rest of the country just how ignorant we are in the south. Way to go, NC…

2015 years 10 months ago

I always thought there were more crazy people up north. Hello — hello — reality calling…


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