02-11-2007, 01:22 PM
It also did not explicitly say that states did not have the right to secede. In fact, it says that if the government is now how it should be, it is on the people to change it so. If that change includes secession, well, there's nothing in the Constitution that says it can't happen.
Originally Posted by Saizou
02-11-2007, 04:55 PM
Sorry but you're not Digi.
Originally Posted by child_of_serenity
02-13-2007, 07:51 AM
Originally Posted by MojoMunkeez
Except that the constitution explicitly states that no new states can be formed without the consent of Congress. Secession is clearly the creation of new states.
Originally Posted by US Constitution, Article 4, Section 3
Change through constitutional amendments, yes. Declaring that you're walking out, no.
Originally Posted by MojoMunkeez[/QUOTE
02-13-2007, 12:04 PM
On the subject of secession: All states besides Maryland do not have the right to secede. I'm not sure if it is still like this today, but before the US was founded, Maryland considered itself a nation-state separate from all the other states and drew up separate treaties with the union.
They may or may not have the right to secede, even today.