Just a brief word about the people signing the petitions supporting the secession of Texas, North Carolina, Alabama and the other usual suspects.
Anyone who says they want to secede might as be saying, "Waaaaaah! I want a unicorn!"
Secession will never happen. Ever. I don't care how many people whine and pout and make doodies in their big-boy pants, no state will ever leave the Union. The federal government will never allow it. State legislators will never support it broadly enough to vote for it -- if at all.
Incidentally, secession is an act of treason. Let that sink in.