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Is Secession a Good Idea?

VaSteve Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 8:32 AM
Virginia also HAD that right in her Constitution BUT the Feds made us change it after 1865. btw-I believe NY and RI also HAD it.
Texas Chris Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 10:36 AM
RI did not. They were forced to sign the original document.

Land of the free, indeed.

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...