http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/12/petitions-to-secede-are-filed-for-23-states-since-/ It`s now over 30 states who have petitions going as of right now. This article was written yesterday. I always thought secession was just a 1800`s fad. Apparently not. Something to think about is that if states do indeed secede, what will become of the people who don`t wish to secede from those states? I guess they`ll have to move to states that still belong to the U.S. Personally, I don`t wish to see this happen. I don`t think it will, but who knows.