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Stirrings of Secession

Yan5 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 12:34 PM
The whole point of the Constitution was to create a union stronger than 'a loose union of sovereign states.' We already had that under the Articles of Confederation. It was because of deeply experienced shortcomings of that type of union that the Founders decided they needed something different.
"When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another ..."

So begins the Declaration of Independence of the 13 colonies from the king and country to which they had given allegiance since the settlers first came to Jamestown and Plymouth Rock.

The declaration was signed by 56 angry old white guys who had had enough of what the Cousins were doing to them. In seceding from the mother country, these patriots put their lives, fortunes and honor on the line.

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