I don’t think that there is any legal provision for states to secede. There are constitutional processes to admit new states, but none that I am aware of to allow states to leave.
If a state declared its independence from Obama’s rule, what would happen? That is uncharted territory.
Without being too flippant, wasn't this decided in 1861-65, where the answer was that the side with the largest army got to make the succession rules?
Well in that case:
Amendment 10 - Powers of the States and People
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
If a state declared its independence from Obamas rule, what would happen? That is uncharted territory.
Didn't Santayana say "Those who do not remember Lincoln are condemned to repeat him" ... or something like that?
The unspoken fact is whole secession question seems to have arisen after 0bama stole the election. If he were removed, then would the secession movement be stopped? Also, if a state secedes, certainly 0bamascare is null and void and is the state no longer obligated for it’s share of the $16 Trillion debt?.
As I said, no one believes the Leviathan Moocher government will say have it your way and good luck to you.
It will take a precipitating catastrophic event.
like a financial collapse as some pretty smart money guys are saying is looming over the horizon.
When the USSR collapsed in the early 90s, its vassal states inside and outside of it declared their independence and the Kremlin was powerless to prevent it.
I think the Civil War pretty much charted this territory.
“If a state declared its independence from Obamas rule, what would happen? That is uncharted territory.”:
No, it’s not. The National Weather Service has bought 1.2 billion rounds of cop killer bullets. Any state that tries to secede will be attacked by federal weather forecasters who will fart bullets from their arses and kill anyone within 500 yards.
“If a state declared its independence from Obamas rule, what would happen? That is uncharted territory.”
Not really. We have fought two wars over the issue:
The American revolution was fought over this issue. America took the stance then that secession was a right—”When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to sever the bonds that unite two people . . . “ (paraphrasing)
Then, in 1860, America’s bloodiest war was fought over precisely this issue. In that war, The United States took the position that secession was treason.
Actual secession would bring about another civil war.