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No need to secede? New petition calls for deportation of 'secessionists'

A lot has been said about online petitions calling for states to secede from the Union, but now a counter-petition is gaining steam.

The new one calls for people who signed the first petition to be deported. Both have tens of thousands of signatures.

Petition calling for North Carolina to secede from US tops 10,000 signatures

Petitions to secede from the federal government as a separate and sovereign entity are currently circulating in 24 states.

By Monday evening, 10,159 of North Carolina’s more than 9.6 million citizens had signed the petition introduced by Randy Dye of Pittsboro.

The petitions are available on the website http://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions. The website is a vehicle established by the Obama administration allow citizens to take their concerns directly to the White House.

If the petition, created on Nov. 9, gets 25,000 signatures within a month, the Obama administration will issue a formal response to it.

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