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To: TenthAmendmentNetwork

From my understanding, Arizona cannot sucede from the U.S. legally. What they can do is attempt it and it may wake up the rest of the states in a big way. As well as the people.


5 posted on 07/09/2012 8:23:49 AM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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To: RC2

If a state were to secede, the Federal governments legal system really wouldn’t matter anymore. What are they gonna do, sue them in the World Court? Would that matter if they didn’t recognize them as well?


14 posted on 07/09/2012 8:27:07 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: RC2
Arizona cannot secede from the U.S. legally

The actually is one way. The states could call for a Constitutional Convention, then pass an amendment allowing for secession.

Other than that, impossible. As someone once wrote, the Civil War made it "settled law" that states cannot secede from the Union as the Constitution stands now.

And for what it's worth, I'd love to see the states at least talk about calling for a Convention. Maybe that would scare the Fed's into respecting the 10th amendment.

25 posted on 07/09/2012 8:33:40 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: RC2
The States can apply to the federal government for protection from invasion. When the federal government fails to provide this protection the states should sue for breach of contract and then secede from the union. The feds would have no ground to stand on in relation to the secession because they did not meet the requirements of the contract.

Section. 4. The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

39 posted on 07/09/2012 8:46:50 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: RC2
“From my understanding, Arizona cannot secede from the U.S. legally.”

In 1776 it was also illegal for the 13 colonies to secede from Great Briton. Then in 1861, 11 states did and it cost 600,000 lives to "Save the Union". I would guess that if Arizona did atempt to secede, there would be hell to pay. Both in the courts and in the field. That said, I would be more than happy to live in the Republic of Arizona.

44 posted on 07/09/2012 8:57:44 AM PDT by Tupelo (TeaPartier ..... but no longer a Republican)
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