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  •  Just a quick visit to Wikipedia. (2+ / 0-)
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    merrywidow, Yasuragi
    ...Is that you would have a state that elects so many baggers that it decides to secede.
    ...all a state would have to do is say they don't recognize Washington as sovereign anymore and that power goes away.
    There's this thing called nullification. Wikipedia says:
    The theory of nullification has been rejected repeatedly by the courts. The courts have found that under the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution, federal law is superior to state law, and that under Article III of the Constitution, the federal judiciary has the final power to interpret the Constitution.
    Secession is unconstitutional. Can't be done.
    And the local National Guard in that state with the rebellious senators? The federal government federalizes the local state national guard, and send in national guard troops from out of state. It's been done before.
    A state can't secede. It's a myth, pure and simple.
    •  I think they'd test those waters... (0+ / 0-)

      These are people who think that they can take the government on all on their own. So I honestly think they'd at least test this idea and see how far they'd get. Public apathy would also play a huge roll. If the public doesn't have the stomach for stopping it, the feds might just let them go.

      •  Are there delusional people? Sure. (0+ / 0-)

        Undoubtedly there are even those who share common interests and opinions.
        There are also keyboard artists who make a gigantic leap from this realization to the fantasy of sworn officials of the highest office risking certain impeachment, if not imprisonment, by accommodating secession.
        So?

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