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To: 95B30

You have a point, though West Virginia succeeded from a Confederate State that was, at that time, not part of the Union. I suppose it is possible for a State to fracture and agree to become two States, but not for counties to do so.


23 posted on 07/02/2011 7:06:40 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
You have a point, though West Virginia succeeded from a Confederate State that was, at that time, not part of the Union. I suppose it is possible for a State to fracture and agree to become two States, but not for counties to do so.

West Virginia did not secede from a Confederate state. There was a Unionist Virginia government in existence in 1863. It agreed to let the western Virginia counties separate from the state and form its own state. All according to the Constitution.

Two other examples are Vermont being allowed by the New York state government to separate and form its own state, and Massachusetts allowing the Maine district to separate and form the State of Maine.

38 posted on 07/02/2011 7:26:28 PM PDT by Cheburashka (Barack Obama, the Stickless Wonder.)
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