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To: Carry_Okie
I find nothing in the Constitution that precludes secession or enumerates a power to the Federal government to preclude it.

There is nothing in the Constitution that precludes a state being expelled from the Union against its will either. Would you say that was a possibility?

Indeed, the fact that the Congress accepted Texas' specific reservation of that right in admitting it to the union belies any assertion to the contrary.

I believe that you are mistaken on that.

That said, that the article does not mention the way the South was paying 70% of the taxes shows that the author had no intention of a reasoned and balanced presentation.

Perhaps the author didn't meniton it because it isn't true?

45 posted on 12/07/2010 12:25:25 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur
There is nothing in the Constitution that precludes a state being expelled from the Union against its will either. Would you say that was a possibility?

It depends upon the conditions under which it was accepted.

I believe that you are mistaken on that.

Then so is Governor Perry (which wouldn't be a surprise). So I checked, and you are correct; Texas had reserved the right upon application but removed it from the final copy.

Perhaps the author didn't meniton it because it isn't true?

According to one author on the topic, Charles Adams, total Federal revenue during the 1830s and 40s was $105.7 million, of which $90 million came from the South. So I was wrong, it was over 85%.

66 posted on 12/07/2010 12:43:52 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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