You may have read that so far, some 30,000 people have signed a petition at whitehouse.gov requesting that the federal government grant Georgia the right to secede peacefully from the union and establish itself as an independent country.
A related petition has also been filed, so far drawing more than 850 signatures. It states:
Peacefully grant the City of Atlanta leave to withdraw from the State of Georgia and remain part of the United States
The City of Atlanta continues to suffer deprivations of economic, civil, religious, and political freedoms imposed upon it by Georgians (who are hostile to Atlanta).
In the event that Georgia is successful in its effort to secede from the Union, we the people of Atlanta wish to remain in the United States. We love our country. We are dedicated to it. And we are committed to preserving its rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers.
We would also like to annex Athens, Georgia, Decatur, Georgia and the parts of Macon, Georgia made famous by the Allman Brothers.