It’s Constitutional

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    The Secession Movement is not getting much coverage in the MSM, but it is alive and well. I’ve read a bunch of articles about secession written by knowledgeable people. Most say there is nothing in the Constitution that prevents secession. In addition to informative background Professor Walter E. Williams sums it up nicely:

    What stops secession is the prospect of brute force by a mighty federal government, as witnessed by the costly War of 1861. Let’s look at the secession issue.

    Secession: It's constitutional
    Walter E. Williams offers evidence from 18th and 19th century U.S. history
    Published: 9 hours ago
    by WALTER WILLIAMS

    Secession: It’s constitutional

    Here’s an entertaining, and informative video to top off the topic:

    Secession: American as apple pie
     
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    Secession has been discussed in numerous situations, not just the present. But not a single state is looking at it as even a vague possibility. You talk about hundreds of thousands in a nation of hundreds of millions. Even if that number rises to a million, you are still dealing with 0.33%.

    In 1860 there was a distinct difference in the make up of the states. That does not exist now. Georgia, for example, is definitely a red state. But do you think Atlanta, the largest city in the state, is red? How do you seperate Atlanta from Georgia, Des Moine from Iowa, Orange County from California?

    The reason no one is paying this "movement" any attention is because it is not even a movement. It is just a bunch of folks on the internet with no cohesion and no concept of any goal.
     
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    Lots of people stare at automobile accidents and train wrecks, too.
     
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    I have to wonder how that fringe will react when they're told "No."
     
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    IN 1861 REAL secessionists proved that they don't CARE what the constitution says about secession.
     
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    The way they always react.
     
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    How did that work out for them?
     
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    Secession is not Constitutional.

    There is one..and only one route to secession..and that's by an act that passes through congress and is signed by the President.
     

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