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What Ron Paul Gets Wrong

Steven F Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 1:30 PM
An HONEST reading of the US Constitution will show no law against secession is necessary, or even POSSIBLE. The Constitution REQUIRES the United States to preserve the Union. Secession is a BREACH OF CONTRACT on behalf of those wishing to secede. Allowing unilateral secession is declaring the CONTRACT that is the US Constitution to be of no effect.
Texas Chris Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 12:15 PM
The letters written by the founding fathers, the designers of the constitution, to the state legislatures describing the limited powers of the proposed government and the rights retained by the states, prove you both wrong and ignorant of the founding principles of this country.

Each state is sovereign, may nullify any federal law, and may secede at any time.
anti-neocon Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 2:14 PM
steven, the federal government has been violating the contract for more than a hundred years.
even if i hadn't, what is it about the definitiion of "sovereign" that you fail to understand ?

virtually the entire declaration of independence acknowledges the right of secession.
"deriving their just power from the CONSENT of the governed".

Congressman Ron Paul has just delivered his valedictory address in the House of Representatives. And he has told TV interviewers that the American Revolution was a wonderful example of secession. He's a much better OB/GYN, I'm sure, than he is a student of America's history. He could be cited for political malpractice.

If the Founding Fathers and the Patriots who fought and won the Revolution were seceding, why is it that none of them ever called it secession? They certainly had the word back then. They invoked the well-known right of revolution. They had read their John Locke and their Montesquieu,...