No state had the right to secede from the union.
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Roger B. Taney
“The South contends that a state has a constitutional right to secede from the Union formed with her sister states. In this I submit the South errs. No power or right is constitutional but what can be exercised in a form or mode provided in the constitution for its exercise. Secession is therefore not constitutional, but revolutionary; and is only morally competent, like war, upon failure of justice.”
In other words, there is no way for the concept of unilateral secession to be exercised under the US Constitution, for no mode or form of such is provided in that document. Chief Justice Taney wrote the above in a memorandum, 26 January through 1 February 1861.
“Chief Justice Taney wrote the above in a memorandum, 26 January through 1 February 1861.”
Thomas Jefferson himself wrote:
“that in cases of an abuse of the delegated powers, the members of the general government, being chosen by the people, a change by the people would be the constitutional remedy; but, where powers are assumed which have not been delegated, a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy: that
“every State has a natural right in cases not within the compact, (casus non fderis) to nullify of their own authority all assumptions of power by others within their limits: that without this right, they would be under the dominion, absolute and unlimited, of whosoever might exercise this right of judgment for them”
: that nevertheless, this commonwealth, from motives of regard and respect for its co-States, has wished to communicate with them on the subject: that with them alone it is proper to communicate, they alone being parties to the compact, and solely authorized to judge in the last resort of the powers exercised under it”
You’re quite the Union fascist and apologist aren’t you?
You obviously hate Robert E. Lee, you look down your trollish nose at Southerners, and you’re continuing this hate-the-South jihad for the second day now.
Just what in Hell is your agenda here?
“No state had the right to secede from the union.”
No colony had the right to secede from the British Empire.