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  • States should be able to take a vote and secede if they wish

    23 53.49%
  • Secession should not be an option

    11 25.58%
  • With qualifiers (those being)

    5 11.63%
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    4 9.30%
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Thread: Should states have the right to secede?

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    Re: Should states have the right to secede?

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    Re: Should states have the right to secede?

    I'm sorry but I believe this Union is sacred, holy. Succession would've utterly destroyed America had it been allowed before, never again.
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    Re: Should states have the right to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    States do have the right to secede, if all the other states agree, or if they can hold their own militarily.
    Then that would be a 'no', because you know the other states won't agree.

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    Re: Should states have the right to secede?

    The united States is a union of willing members. States should be able to leave the union if they feel the partnership is no longer in their interests.
    Last edited by Henrin; 07-04-11 at 12:06 PM.

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    Re: Should states have the right to secede?

    I don't understand why people still cling to the compact theory. Its validity died out with the Confederacy. The United States of America are and shall remain undivided. What's that saying divide and conquer? Well, if we divide, we'll easily be conquered.

    If there are grievances or differences, they can be resolved; thats the entire purpose of the USA as it is. To compromise, and progress towards a more perfect Union.
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    Re: Should states have the right to secede?

    Its my opinion that if a state wished to a succeed it probably wouldn't be a single state doing so, especially considering how more interconnected we are today than during the Civil War, it would have to be a bloc of states. And if that was the case than clearly our political process and perhaps our system of government and perhaps even our\ Constitution has failed, in which case its time to do exactly what the Founding Fathers wished us to do, toss it all out and start over with something new. Of course that would have to be an ordered process as well, changing our system of gov't would mean massive problems for the US simply from the rest of the world's opinion of us, remember how economically interconnected we all are, not to mention the domestic issues. For it to be changed my preferred method would be another Constitutional Congress, not another civil war.

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    Re: Should states have the right to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    I don't understand why people still cling to the compact theory. Its validity died out with the Confederacy. The United States of America are and shall remain undivided. What's that saying divide and conquer? Well, if we divide, we'll easily be conquered.

    If there are grievances or differences, they can be resolved; thats the entire purpose of the USA as it is. To compromise, and progress towards a more perfect Union.

    Forcing unwillingly members to stay in your union won't lead to a more perfect union. Instead it will lead to a broken union.

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    Re: Should states have the right to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    It hardly feels like a Union anymore. Should states be able to take a vote and secede if they wish? Why or why not?
    No.
    According to Texas Governor and possible GOP Presidential candidate Rick Perry they should.


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    Re: Should states have the right to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    It hardly feels like a Union anymore. Should states be able to take a vote and secede if they wish? Why or why not?
    yes, states should have the right to secede.

    it should be passed by a state referendum. and then approved by 2/3rds of the other state's legislatures.

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    Re: Should states have the right to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Forcing unwillingly members to stay in your union won't lead to a more perfect union. Instead it will lead to a broken union.
    So you would have let America split into two halfs had you been in Lincoln's shoes? That's exactly what you're saying is the right thing to do.

    Yes, you force them to stay part of the union, even if it requires blood. If they aren't willing to compromise now, force them to compromise later. That's all there is to it.
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