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Is Secession a Good Idea?

bassboat Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 2:58 PM
Why limit secession to Europe? The 10th amendment gave all states the right to secede if they found that they could not morally abide by a federal law. We have trashed that part of the Constitution like we have many parts of it. The KGB predicted that the US would break up into 6 different countries about 7-8 years ago. Why is it that we say that people in Georgia could secede from Russia but people in our Georgia cannot secede from the US? We speak out of both sides of our mouths when we speak about freedom. Free people is what we should all aspire to and quit allowing the parasites in government to take our money and tell us what kind of commodes, shower heads, etc that we can have. Is everyone not tired of paying for turtle tunnels?
Paulus Textor Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 7:31 PM
I agree. The Tenth Amendment guarantees the right of secession. And even beyond that, it only stands to reason that if the states had the power to accede to a constitution, so they have also the power to secede. The Constitution is a compact among the states, not a charter for a tyranny of the central government.
Texas Chris Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 10:44 AM
The constitution cannot be separated from the Declaration of Independence. The DoI clearly confirms the right of the people to abolish their government. Cut and dry.

I’m not talking about secession in the United States, where the issue is linked to the ugliness of slavery (though at least Walter Williams can write about the issue without the risk of being accused of closet racism).

But what about Europe? I have a hard time understanding why nations on the other side of the Atlantic should not be allowed to split up if there are fundamental differences between regions. Who can be against the concept of self-determination?

Heck, tiny Liechtenstein explicitly gives villages the right to secede if two-thirds...