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Originally posted by jiggerj
reply to post by Druid42
Wouldn't such a split weaken the nation (and whatever new nation arises) to the point where we would be ripe for attack from those that hate us?
Originally posted by timetothink
There is nothing in the constitution barring states from seceding. It's going yo be another drawn out debate.
Many states ratified the constitution and joined the union with the stipulation they could leave if warranted by their population.
In the civil war after the south seceded, Lincoln decided to fight to bring them back.edit on 11-11-2012 by timetothink because: (no reason given)
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Blue States Subsidize Red States Studies show that states that elect Democrats contribute the most in federal taxes relative to what they consume in government services. Conversely, many states that elect Republicans contribute the least in taxes relative to the services they consume. This is true even though many Democratic states contain large, poor, urban populations of color.
Originally posted by VaterOrlaag
You know what will really give "patriots" and "freedom-lovers" nightmares?
Paying for all those affected by a secession from the union.
All it took was the re-election of Obama to bring all the racist, ignorant idiots out of the woodwork and they came to ATS of all the places.
Originally posted by Druid42
every person who advocates, teaches, advises or practices the duty, necessity or propriety of controlling, conducting, seizing or overthrowing the government of the United States … shall register with the Secretary of State.”
Under the sweeping terms of the law, members of tax protest organizations, the Tea Party movement and the States’ Rights movement based in South Carolina are
all domestic terroristsif they fail to register their dissent with the authorities.
Each member has to register, or you are a Domestic Terrorist. Really?