Petition started for Idaho to secede from union

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- A petition has been started to withdraw Idaho from the United States of America and become its own government.

The petition was started from the White House's "We the People" website, which was set up by the Obama administration for citizens to engage with government. The online petition was created by a Meridian resident on November 11th and already has more than 5,000 signatures.

The petitions reads, "We the people of the great state of Idaho are angered that the federal government is violating our natural/God-given is time to take matter upon ourselves and ensure our continue freedom."

Although thousands have already signed the petition, many of those signatures are not from Idaho residents.