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 Posted: Wed Nov 28th, 2007 04:24 pm
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Texas Defender

Joined: Sat Jan 27th, 2007
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  As far as secession goes, the bottom line is that it isn't mentioned at all in the Constitution. Therefore, it can be maintained that it was legal based on the 9th and 10th Amendments. You can make whatever arguments or interpretations you wish to, but you can't debunk that one.

  When the Constitution was ratified by nine states, it became the ruling document of the land. At that point, anything contained in the AOC became irrelevant.

 EDITING:  Similarly, nothing written in the Declaration of Independence had any legal standing. (It gave the power to: "Levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, and establish commerce" to the states.) It was the ratification of the Constitution by the: "Free and Independent" states that established the Federal Government. It was this compact agreed to by the states that created that Government, while limiting its powers. The states and the people retained all the powers not given to the Federal Government in the Constitution.

Last edited on Tue Jun 18th, 2013 02:27 pm by Texas Defender

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