From Scalia's Mouth: There is no right to secede

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    New York Personal Injury Law Blog: Scalia: "There Is No Right to Secede"

    Just the beginning of a really really interesting blog post. Worth reading...especially since there are some people on this board who seem to think secession is a viable option.
     
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    Like this is a revelation of some type...

    good find, though. i'll hit you with some rep when my repping ability recharges.
     
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    So much for that consent of the governed and the tree of liberty.


    Someone dig up Washington and let him know Scalia has a few words for him about seceding from the British Empire.
     
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    It's all a bunch of talk.
    But there's also laws against j-walking.
     
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    but armies don't come marching down to slam your butt if you j-walk. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Depends which town you live in. :lol:
    Seriously none of this is even worth talking about.
    But if a state (Texas the one always thrown around) was to...at least under our current political climate...I'd move there.
     
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    Well, maybe in Russia...
     
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    If I agree with you, can I get some Rep?...

    Cause I do on this one... ;)

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    peace...
     
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    I wonder if the Founders would necessarily agree, now, with Justice Scalia on this point?

    I have SOME reason to believe that they might not:

    I firmly believe in the limiting language regarding what prudence dictates.

    But I cannot fathom how it makes sense to craft a limited government upon such originating principles as these, and yet maintain that the new government is such that we may never again legitimately throw it off if it seriously and persistently transgresses the bounds we have set for it.
     
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    If the people have the strength of will and can force the Congress to vote for separating then all the more power to them. Failing that they have to resort to armed conflict.
     

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