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Thoughts on Secession

Texas Chris Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:31 AM
This is silly. The union is a contract, and any contract can be dissolved. Further, no person alive signed said contract; not one. We are not slaves. Even the founding documents call for a separation, a restructuring of government, if and when the current government becomes oppressive. And it has, to the deciders that matter, the states. The question is not "is it legal". Secession is a basic human right.
Muh fellah Amurricans -- I reproduce the speech patterns our media correlate with conservative thought -- hit looks like we ain't getting out of this here Union, what with secession not legal, way them educated fellers tell it.

Not legal? Rather a bold statement, I would say. Last time anyone attempted formal withdrawal from the United States, something like 125 years ago, the armaments of the United States blocked the path to independence. The Union endured. But that settled only the practical, not the theoretical, side of the question.

Enough said anyway about the Late Unpleasantness of 1861-65. What...

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