Skip to comments.The BIG question lately - CAN STATES SECEDE?
Posted on 04/17/2009 10:17:36 AM PDT by RED SOUTH
Article VII sets out the provision for original ratification, and that Article IV empowers Congress to admit new States, but that no provision of the Constitution authorizes a state to leave the Union or bars it from doing so. The constitution does not say anything about states leaving.
“The BIG question lately - CAN STATES SECEDE?”
Of course they can. I think the question is, can they secede “legally?”
Ultimately, whether they can do it legally or not is really not the issue, however. The ultimate question is can the states secede morally, and of course they can. Everyone knows this is true, unless they believe the American revolution was immoral.
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