Seven states have already garnered the required 25,000 signatures on their secession protest petitions and South Carolina is not numbered among them.
Texas is in the lead with over 100,000 signatures with Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee reported to have over 30,000 signatures each.
Once a petition reaches 25,000 signatures, the White House will make a statement on the issue at some time.
It is distressing that South Carolina trails so miserably in this effort. Where is the fervor the state demonstrated in December 1860? Where are James Chestnut, James Hammond and William Gist when you need them?