Residents of at least 21 states, including several in the Mid-South, followed the presidential election by starting petitions to secede from the United States of America.
The president would have to approve such a measure.
Starting in 1969, a similar movement started among Black Nationalists who wanted several southern states to form the Republic of New Africa. Learn more: http://www.blackpast.org/?q=aah/republic-new-africa-1968
Petitioners ask the administration to “Peacefully grant the state (state name here) to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.”
The petitions cite the Declaration of Independence, stating in part, “whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government…”
As of late Monday morning, November 12, 2012, there were petitions posted for residents of 21 states.
Most had been created in the three previous days.
When a petition gets 150 signatures within 30 days, it is searchable on the White House website, whitehouse.gov. To require a response, the petition must reach 25,000 signatures within 30 days.