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  •  It actually was settled legally in 1869 (2+ / 0-)
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    grover, sethtriggs

    and secession is impossible under the Constitution as it exists:
    See: Texas v. White, 74 U.S. 700 (1869), where the Supreme Court held:

    When, therefore, Texas became one of the United States, she entered into an indissoluble relation. All the obligations of perpetual union, and all the guaranties of republican government in the Union, attached at once to the State. The act which consummated her admission into the Union was something more than a compact; it was the incorporation of a new member into the political body. And it was final. The union between Texas and the other States was as complete, as perpetual, and as indissoluble as the union between the original States. There was no place for reconsideration or revocation, except through revolution or through consent of the States.
    Put differently, Ron Paul is full of shit.
    •  And even Scalia is of this opinion (1+ / 0-)
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      sethtriggs

      and has openly declared so, which goes far in saying those wannabee seccionists are way out of the mainstream, even conservative mainstream.

      Obama-Biden in 2012: four more years!

      by Frederik on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 04:59:08 AM PST

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