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Secession petitions gather support in NC, across country


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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Your kind of thinking is the

Your kind of thinking is the problem and what is taking our country down. What is needed is
less government... more people helping people...
It is people helping people that has made this a strong and united country.
Reliance on government only makes us weak, selfish, and divided.

"A little time in Bible might not hurt."
I would suggest that for you.

They just don't realize that

They just don't realize that the people were helping the people just fine before the government took it over. The thing is that if the government would let us do the helping then more people would get the help they need instead of only getting what is left over after the government takes its share.

Mr. T

Too bad you don't feel strong enough to use your name.

How to sign

How do you go about adding your name to the petition??
I would be more than happy to obtain signatures.



Ridiculous, waste of energy, time and resources.


Ahhh...exercised my freedom of choice against the current administration and signed in favor of secession.

Just doing my part to help my fellow countrymen.

Clearly the idiots have no clue of our own state constitution


Sec. 4. Secession prohibited.
This State shall ever remain a member of the American Union; the people thereof are part of the American nation; there is no right on the part of this State to secede; and all attempts, from whatever source or upon whatever pretext, to dissolve this Union or to sever this Nation, shall be resisted with the whole power of the State.

Article 1, Section 4 did not

Article 1, Section 4 did not exist in North Carolina's Constitution of 1776. It was added to the amended Constitution of 1868 after North Carolina and the other Confederate States were forced back into the Union at the point of a gun. So under the intent of NC's forefathers, the right of secession should have never been rescinded.

Is the petition online? If

Is the petition online? If so, will you please post the link?

Petition Link here

at link, WWAY are YOU BOLD enough tp "host" post the link?