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To: CharlyFord
I understand the desire, but I have to point out that Counties don't have the standing to succeed from states. States succeeded from the Union because they are/were sovereign states who joined the union. Counties are not sovereign, they were formed BY the State.

Sorry, I hope my legal OCD doesn't put a damper on things!

12 posted on 07/02/2011 7:00:36 PM PDT by politicalmerc (The whole earth may move, but God's throne is never shaken. I think I'll stand by Him..)
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To: politicalmerc

I don’t know, ever heard of West Virginia?


15 posted on 07/02/2011 7:03:03 PM PDT by 95B30 ( The Professional Left: "Their morals are crooked, their take logic is flawed, their honor is stolen)
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To: politicalmerc
I understand the desire, but I have to point out that Counties don't have the standing to succeed from states.

Counties can secede from a State, but it's very difficult (see Article IV, Section 3, Clause 1).

16 posted on 07/02/2011 7:03:12 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: politicalmerc
"I understand the desire, but I have to point out that Counties don't have the standing to succeed from states."

It's interesting to note, therefore, that the existence of WEST Virginia is a myth. I suggest you hustle to Charleston and let them know, at once...

40 posted on 07/02/2011 7:30:15 PM PDT by jonascord (The Drug War Rapes the Constitution.)
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To: politicalmerc

It wouldn’t have to be an actual seccession, anyway.

The state could be divided into two separately governed sections. No different than creating a new county.


68 posted on 07/03/2011 12:20:26 AM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of people adding their comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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