FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - The talk these days on many social media web sites like Facebook is a petition to secede from the United States and for states to peacefully create their own government.
We found many people who had signed the Mississippi petition like Brandy T from Saltillo, Irv C from Philadelphia and Michael A from Southaven.
Itawamba Community College Chairman of the Social Science Division Dean Burchfield said, "I think it's a movement of people who want to say they're not happy with the government."
The instructor of history doesn't put much stock in the online effort.
Burchfield said, "If a state wanted to secede, it would be more than just signature petitions. It would have to come from state leaders and people who would organize like conventions or whatever. But I don't see any state seceding."
The movement has gained the attention of some in the national media, enough for stories to be done.
Burchfield says the effort by the south to leave the U.S. 150 years ago brought about scars that are still seen today.
Burchfield said, "We wouldn't be a powerful nation like it is or nothing like an international power should secession happen. I don't think it has any credence right now as far as that goes for any of the states."
People from more than 20 states are part of the online effort.