The States, on the other hand, do not ...
You have the right to sell off your assets pay what you owe to the IRS and walk away, free and clear. As a free citizen of the United States be
thankful for that, people instead get angry about this, very expensive right but it is yours regardless.
The states within this Union according to the Supreme Court do not ...
Do states even have a right to secede anymore? The answer, according to arguably the most respected conservative Justice of the United States
Supreme Court, is an unequivocal “no.”
The alleged letter written by Justice Scalia
in reply to a screenwriter who was exploring this
topic in a project.
I am afraid I cannot be of much help with your problem, principally because I cannot imagine that such a question could ever reach the Supreme
Court. To begin with, the answer is clear. If there was any constitutional issue resolved by the Civil War, it is that there is no right to secede.
(Hence, in the Pledge of Allegiance, “one Nation, indivisible.”) Secondly, I find it difficult to envision who the parties to this lawsuit might
be. Is the State suing the United States for a declaratory judgment? But the United States cannot be sued without its consent, and it has not
consented to this sort of suit.
I am sure that poetic license can overcome all that — but you do not need legal advice for that. Good luck with your
"one Nation, indivisible."
I believe what the Justice was refering to in the letter was Texas vs White
in 1869 where the
United States Supreme Court ruled;
In accepting original jurisdiction, the court ruled that Texas had remained a state ever since it first joined the Union, despite its joining the
Confederate States of America and its being under military rule at the time of the decision in the case. In deciding the merits of the bond issue, the
court further held that the Constitution did not permit states to unilaterally secede from the United States, and that the ordinances of secession,
and all the acts of the legislatures within seceding states intended to give effect to such ordinances, were "absolutely null"
Many people cite this quote most often,
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
But I remind them they are taking one sentence from a letter and taking it out of context, read it again ...
"Yet where does this anarchy exist? Where did it ever exist, except in the single instance of Massachusetts? And can history produce an instance
of a rebellion so honourably conducted? I say nothing of it's motives. They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness. God forbid we should ever be
twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in
proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to
the public liberty. And what country can preserve its liberties, if it's rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit
of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century
or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."
"I say nothing of it's motives. They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness"
Jefferson seems to admire the uprising, although he clearly believes it was wrong.
"The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them."
Ah, the original "Deny Ignorance" quote
So are these petition's our generation's warning, our "spirit of resistance"?
Short of picking up arms to try and free a/the State/s and having $663.84 billion dollars of military provide you with the "remedy" to remind you of
the "facts" nothing legally can be done about it. Things were put in motion, changed and rewrote long before any of us got here, it is what it is. The
only way to change the system is from within, violence is not the answer and will not work.
Regardless, you do have a right, the right to end your Citizenship of the United States of America, sell off your assets, pay off your debt and leave.
The States in this Union according to Supreme Court do not.
Let me be clear, I am not saying if you do not like how things are going in this country you should leave, I am just reminding you that you have the
right that the States do not, to leave the Union.
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