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Originally posted by DrGod
Just saw this and I did a search, I can't find anyone talking about it on ATS.
If so, please shred.
Can this work?
Will this work?
If so, wow, right?
Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.
As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776:
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."
"...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government..."edit on 10-11-2012 by DrGod because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by FlySolo
Originally posted by phroziac
The petition to disclose all information about extraterrestrial aliens is much better. petitions.whitehouse.gov...
haha only 1 signature? Did you just sign that? It's cool though
Originally posted by rickm
Actually this would be illegal for 2 different standpoints.
1-in 1869 the Supreme Court ruled in Texas v White that when Texas and other states joined the United States that they entered into an "an indissoluble relation." The ruling stated that it could only happen with a mutual consent of the state and the federal government.
I seriously doubt the federal government would allow it.
2-There are also some questions on the constitution in multiple places. Article 6 Section 3, Article 1 Section 10, and Article 4 Section 3
Originally posted by Trustfund
Seeing as they consume a whole lot of federal funds, well good luck to them.
Originally posted by VaterOrlaag
reply to post by Cuervo
Red states do suckle quite a bit from the Federal teat and then cry and say they want to secede.
Hey, they'd be doing me a favor. No more paying for their welfare and watching them half-ass their educational systems and suppress the rights of gays, etc.
Originally posted by flexy123
reply to post by DrGod
This is the "real" America: If you don't like diversity, throw everything down and resign. If necessary, disband the US altogether
Those dumbos don't even know how UN-AMERICAN they actually are....hilarious since this country was founded based on diversity, free speech, free opinion etc... And then they cite the founding fathers...what a disgrace...
Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by Klassified
If it came to that? Then I suppose another Civil War would be the end result. Thankfully that is currently not an applicable notion because the vast majority of Americans do not support such extremist notions as secession.
Originally posted by DaWhiz
Originally posted by beezzer
If Louisiana leaves, that'd just make 56 states, right?
or how about. . . .
Great! People from Louisiana would need a passport to come to America, but illegals coming across the border still wouldn't!
Beezeer, there are only 50 states. If they leave, there will be 49. And you are right, they will need passports to come to the US unless they do like the illegals do, which they will once they are completely over run once they lose the US protection. Man talk about self fulfilling prophecy!
Originally posted by windword
reply to post by DrGod
Who's behind this petition?
It just looks like something any disgruntled person could post. They only have around 4,000 signatures. I don't see this gathering any steam.