Secede is hardly the same as succeed. But some people in some states hope to succeed in seceding.
Confused? Don't be.
Dr. Robert Dion, a Political Science Professor at the University of Evansville, says he can clear it up for you.
"It's anti-democratic, it's anti-patriotic, it's anti-American to voice these kinds of sentiments," said Dr. Dion. This is all farfetched, ridiculous, it's never going to happen."
Well, that's one way to put it.
After the presidential election, comes the filing of petitions on the behalf of 23 states.
The goal? To peacefully secede from the union.
A bloody Civil War was the result of the last time it happened and it was anything but peaceful.
The elections taught us we still have 'horses and bayonets.' We also learned 'We the People' can be a fickle bunch.
"We've all understood we disagree on this and that," said Dr. Dion. "The election came, one side won, and it wasn't unclear who won and it was clear as day. We're all prepared to move on and make peace with the consequences except for a few knuckleheads out there that spend way too much time on the computer."
Some people we spoke with in Downtown Evansville say they have valid concerns about the state and direction of the country and that's why they would support this movement. That being said, very few, if any, of them see seceding succeeding.
"This country is about having choices," said one man. "It's about freedom and people died for that freedom. I'm thankful for the right that I have to disagree with someone."