Both say "to the people", not to the people of NY or VA.
Any reservation of a right to secede would be under natural law, not U.S. law.
"Several professors at the University of New Mexico and a prominent local Hispanic activist were contacted for comment on UNM Professor Charles Truxillo's (a guest on Hannity & Colmbs just yesterday) concept for a new Hispanic nation called the Republic of the North. The professors were asked in particular about Truxillo's contention that U.S. states retain the right to secede. Truxillo said the states had that right under the Articles of Confederation of 1777, in which each state retained its own "sovereignty, freedom and independence." He said the Articles of Confederation were not superseded in that regard by the U.S. Constitution of 1787 and added that, although the North's victory settled the question of secession militarily, it was never resolved by court ruling. "The bottom line: What's possible is what people want to be possible. If five states wanted to secede and the rest of the country wanted to let them go, it could happen." ( Daniel Feller, professor of history) ***END QUOTED TEXT***
Would you let 'em go, because in this PC world, we wouldn't want to offend anyone with 'nationalism', would we? Would you shoulder a weapon and fight against them like your forbears presumably did in 1861?