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To: bert
Except that it is true. The Republic had conditions on joining the Union.

Except that it isn't true. Heck, even the state of Texas itself says it isn't true. Link

Texas is constrained by the Constitution in the same way and the same areas as every other state is. One of those constraints is that a state can't just walk out whenever they want to.

14 posted on 09/11/2011 6:29:43 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: bert
Opps. Wrong link. Link
17 posted on 09/11/2011 6:31:42 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: SoJoCo

We will just have to disagree about that, SoJo.


18 posted on 09/11/2011 6:32:40 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: SoJoCo

There’s always one or more threads going on FR where posters cleverly and originally write, “Kick California out of the Union and build a wall around it!”

So here’s my question: could the U.S. really do that? I mean, I understand the Civil War settled the question of whether a state can leave of its own accord.

But what if all the states voted to give one the boot? Constitutional or not?


48 posted on 09/11/2011 7:19:59 AM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: SoJoCo
Texas, and every other state in the union, is only constrained as long as all the other states in the union are willing to use force to prevent secession.

If or when force can no longer be applied, there is nothing stopping any state from leaving.

130 posted on 09/13/2011 1:14:25 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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