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Is Secession a Good Idea?

charles_v Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 7:50 AM
I am for restoring some of the powers of the states. however keeping in mind congress has run amuck with power answerable only to themselves why not have the states have the capability to recall their own congressman directly. further why not have an association of states oversee ethics, salary, fringe benefits, for congressmen and totally independent of congress.
Fuzzy2 Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 9:27 AM
charles - I like what you said. I would like to add that the State would be the entity charging and incarcerating their senator that commits crimes against the Constitution.

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...