State Representative Charles Perry said the truth is Texas can not secede.
"It's not legal contrary to public opinion," Perry said. Texas can not secede legally. We gave up that right at the end of the civil war it was part of becoming the union "
On November 9th a person identified as Micah H. from Arlington, Texas started a petition.
The petition asks for a peaceful break from the United States.
Lubbock business owner Bill Hayes said he thinks secession is a great idea.
"I think Texas would be successful," Hayes said. "I believe, like I say that we are resilient people in Texas, I believe that we would be [successful]. "
The petition is through the White House's website.
If any petition receives 25 thousand signatures in 30 days it will receive a government response.
As of Tuesday night the petition has more than tripled that required number with 81,000 signatures.
Texas Tech Sophomore David Bloom said he thinks a lot of the frustration has to do with money.
"I think a lot of it stems that people are frustrated right now with the government," Bloom said. "A lot of money is not being spent in the right places and I think a lot of people are angry because of it."
Texas is not the only state to start a petition.
27 others have tried, but only Texas has reached the 25,000 signature minimum.
Representative Perry said it is clear we live in a divided country.
"There is currently 27 states moving on 25,000 names or more to secede from a union," Perry said. "That doesn't show a very nited nation."
Perry said the first step in fixing the problem has to come from the top.
"If both parties at the top come to the public and be honest and say we've got problems fiscally," Perry said. "We can not continue the road were on."