Prior to the re-election of President Barack Obama, many USA citizens threatened to leave to Mexico or Canada if he was re-elected.
Since then some people have taken it a step further. Instead of moving out of the country, 23 states have filed petitions to secede from the United States.
The petitions have been filed for Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
Texas has gained the most signatures at almost 26,000 signees asking to secede with Louisiana following behind at 18,000 signatures. This is the 89th time Texas has filed a petition to secede.
Most of the petitions say similar things and ask to withdraw “peacefully” from the United States in order to form independent governments.
According to the "We the People" website, where the petitions are filed, the White House has to review a petition after it receives 25,000 signatures by Dec 10.
Most people signed the petitions with only their initials, first name, and location. Also, although the petitions are exclusive to each state, people from other states are allowed to sign a state's petition even if they don't live there.
What do you think of these states' proposals? Is their fight with President Barack Obama's policies or something else?