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To: FR Class of 1998

This is different. It would allow, according to Texas v Lee, the consent of the States for a legal secession. We just considered it not 2 years ago for a 10 acre town stranded in Canada.

But this would be different at a fundamental level. The statehood contracts would at first, simply revert Montana to a Territory, eliminating all Federal tax revenues from the state.

Quite. Different. And quite legal, just, and persuasive.


7 posted on 02/19/2008 7:45:16 PM PST by Republicanus_Tyrannus
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To: Republicanus_Tyrannus
That's it...

I'm moving to Montana soon. nevermind the dental floss...

12 posted on 02/19/2008 7:48:56 PM PST by BlueDragon (...but we decide which is right, and which is an illusion)
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I wish to emphasize "would...revert Montana to a Territory, eliminating all Federal Tax Revenues from the state."

As a way of making somone wake the hell up and pay serious attention, this is a masterpiece.

19 posted on 02/19/2008 7:50:49 PM PST by Republicanus_Tyrannus
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To: Republicanus_Tyrannus

I think the feds would use force if necessary to stop a secession. They haven’t cared about law during my lifetime, that’s for sure.


23 posted on 02/19/2008 7:51:52 PM PST by FR Class of 1998 (the long term solution to corruption is to starve the government of money)
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To: Republicanus_Tyrannus

It would be even worse. Montana as a Territory would be subject to Federal govern ship and the use of Federal troops to control the territory. It could instantly be put under martial law (not likely but not out of the legal realm)All residents of the territory could claim sovereign citizenship but the corporation of the US would “own” the land (and BTW the water under the land). It would be a real popcorn event to see that play out. However, the Supremes will not go there since it opens to many other cans of worms. There also id the “equal footing doctrine” to deal with. Texas could have similar claims.


148 posted on 02/20/2008 7:21:50 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (John McCain - The Manchurian Candidate? http://www.usvetdsp.com/manchuan.htm)
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To: Republicanus_Tyrannus
eliminating all Federal tax revenues from the state.

Depending on how the State's books look sometimes this is actually a benefit :)

205 posted on 02/22/2008 2:22:37 PM PST by Domandred (McCain's 'R' is a typo that has never been corrected)
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