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Thousands of North Carolinans Want to Secede from U.S.

North Carolina residents are among people in more than 30 states petitioning the White House to dissolve the union in the wake of President Obama's re-election.

Residents of North Carolina and more than 30 other states have filed petitions to secede from the United States.

Residents of Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, New York, Michigan, Texas and other states have filed the petitions under the "We The People" program, featured on the White House website, according to the Huffington Post.

The North Carolina petition, which launched Nov. 9 and had more than 21,000 signatures Tuesday afternoon, quotes from the Declaration of Independence:

"...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that 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..."

The petitions come in the wake of President Obama winning a second term November 6 over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Romney won in North Carolina.

The White House website explains of the review process for "We the People" petitions that get 25,000 signatures in a 30-day period: "If a petition meets the signature threshold, it will be reviewed by the Administration and we will issue a response."

What do you think? Are you ready to renounce your citizenship? Or is it time to reunite the country? Tell us in the comments.

Chris Kenon November 13, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Sounds like states rights! Let's take a few steps backwards why don't we?
aissatou November 14, 2012 at 01:37 AM
More than a few steps back! Let me make this clear, if those states who voted and by doing so voted for Romney and his gang, Now because his agenda was rejected boy the general public. Now, like school days, "I want to play, I want to play!" I did not win, now I want my marbles back so I can go home to my side of town. Remember the Civil War??????? Right, most of the states that want to succeed have issues and problems with basic literacy, among other issues. If they also think by doing so they can support themselves, no matter what disasters they won't ask for money from same government for anything, including education,etc. Than so be it, packing my bags and belongings. When the stuff hits the fan, I have not desire what so ever to return to chains and cotton, my Ancestors have paid quite enough and no sign of the 40 and the mule. Let those who want to succeed pick the cotton and raise cane this time!
Nan E Puckett November 14, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Please! 'Basic literacy' problems? Gracious, did you proofread your post? It's SECEDE, not SUCCEED...& you're probably too young to recall that when a disaster happened, the states DID take care of themselves & even better, did it more efficiently, cost-effectively & quickly...as for the feds & education, no need to even go there--it's a fundamental disaster...
Nancy Blumenthal November 14, 2012 at 04:44 AM
The American people who care to secede from our UNITED STATES, have a very short memory! The Bush administration are responsible for the mess they made in 8 yrs.! No president, man or woman would be capable in one term, let alone two, to straighten out this huge mess they left our country in! Not to mention all those who died in Iraq & Afghanistan!! Let all those 'babies' go home & have tea-parties to commiserate. Besides, religion & politics do not mix. I don't care what religion anyone is, just practice your faith on your own time. Thank God Romney lost. For one thing, you ladies out there? You would have been set back decades for one thing. Planned parenthood dosen't just perform abortions! Many women use their lower cost health services to get annual pap smears, exams of various kinds, but all the 'Christians' think is abortion, abortion, abortion. Untrue. Besides, aren't we all better off by just simply treating others as we would like to be treated? Hmm...sounds familiar?! Peace on earth & good will to all of mankind...Nancy Blume
JP November 14, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Wow love how people like to try and use the race card everytime someone speaks out about something they believe in. How about let's look at how Obama is trying to force policy's down our throats that we don want. We The People have a voice!! Who has the right to play god ? Look at Obamacare...he refused to release info on it til he got re-elected and now it's gona be shoved down our throats wether we like it or not. According to Obamacare a panel of 5 Drs decide if you get life saving procedures or not. If you have outlived your benefit to society you get put away to die. But if you have money and something that benefits the government you get to live. It's time some of you people wake your ass up and see Obama for what he is doing and not the color of his skin.
Nancy Blumenthal November 14, 2012 at 11:59 PM
No offense? But what the heck was that about?! Sweet Dreams!
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tim November 15, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Lets be totally honest, the whole election was about race. It shouldnt be, but it was. All of the news networks showed that when they were looking at breaking down the vote and how Obama was behind in state X, but once the votes came in for the large urban cities which have a large african american presence he is expected to win because he will carry the black vote. (The news coverages words not mine). Like i said the whole thing ahouldnt have been, but was in fact about race.
joseph November 16, 2012 at 03:26 AM
rite it was about race and if a state wants to be free let them usa is falling like rome did when u get to big u fall and the states that go free will not have pay back bushs bullshit

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