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Parting Company

George1026 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 9:14 AM
It is a mistake to say there is no right to secede. The right of the southern states to secede was denied by force of arms, not by law. The example of 1861, therefore, should not be used. The right to secede is found in the Declaration of Independence (1776): "That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness." Dr. Williams is correct.
hiimterry Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 9:38 AM
Besides, secession is a resignation from the Constitution. Saying the Constitution forbids secession is like saying you may not remove your uniform once you quit your job because the uniform is required on company property. If I quit, then your rules no longer apply to me. If I secede, then your constitution no longer applies to me.
For decades, it has been obvious that there are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the lives of others and those who wish to be left alone. Which is the more peaceful solution: Americans using the brute force of government to beat liberty-minded people into submission or simply parting company? In a marriage, where vows are ignored and broken, divorce is the most peaceful solution. Similarly, our constitutional and human rights have been increasingly violated by a government instituted to protect them. Americans who support constitutional abrogation have no intention of mending their ways.

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