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Some Petition For Oklahoma to Leave the Union

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We are free, to come and go as we please. But now, some citizens want Oklahoma to leave the Union.  More than 20 states now have online petitions, with individuals asking President Obama to grant their wishes.

Many citizens agree is symbolic and fall out from the election. Channel 8's Kim Jackson hit the streets, looking for your reactions.

Once you sign the petition, at Whitehouse.gov  it will list your first name and last initial. We went looking for those in support seceding the Union. So far, no one was willing to speak up.

Perhaps you've never seen the site. It is the White House web page. And here, you can go, create an online petition, asking for a presidential response.

Thousands of Oklahomans have signed this petition, to allow Oklahoma to leave the union and form it's own government.

"I think it is ridiculous," said one woman, as she walked by.

"I just really don't' have a comment actually. No comment," said a man named Mike,who admitted the election was an issue for some. "I could see that.. No comment."

Could signature after signature reflect frustration over the election, or negativity to President Obama?

"I don't understand how just because President Obama's views don't align with people's views we want to secede or we want to be disrespectful. I'm not gonna be disrespectful to our governor, because we are two different parties," said Democrat Kevin Matthews,newly elected as a state representative for district 73.

Matthews says now is not the time to separate--considering economics and education.

"The public school system being 49th, why would we be thinking about something like seceding from the union without succeeding with our own people right here in our state," he asked.

"I don't know. I think there was some things said that riled some people up," said Jeff Leenerts, a concerned citizen.

Thousands of Oklahomans have signed the online petition. Once the number reaches 25,000, they will get an official response from the White House.

You can find a petition about anything here. One petition seeks to  deport everyone that signed a petition to withdraw their state from the United States of America.

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