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I am pointed out that unlike the Republics of the former USSR, the 13 States of the Union had democratically-elected legislatures who voted in favor of ratifying the Constitution.
please..please tell me you understand the difference.
Last edited by Thunder; 07-04-11 at 08:08 PM.
By the courts, yes. What I am talking about is how it was formed and why the states agreed to join, which in the face of what the court said on the topic in the 1860's..and it has been well established that the individual states have no right to secede, and the federal government has the right to stop the state from acting as it's own nation.
Last edited by Henrin; 07-04-11 at 10:09 PM.
Like I said earlier when the states joined they agreed to give up some of their sovereignty for a bit of protection of the federal government. The fed would control the military, they would control trade with other nations, and the states would handle the majority of the rest. It was never intended that the fed would order around the states on everyday manners like what you see today. It was never meant that the states would simply be treated like they were owned by the federal government and told they could never leave like they were simply slaves.
Last edited by Henrin; 07-04-11 at 10:24 PM.
so, The United States was a union of individual nations?
you know, I've read a lot about my state of New York. I never read about us having our own Foreign Minister, or currency, or foreign policy, or immigration policy, or the right to limit travel from other states...after 1787.
dude...your assertion is silly, stupid, crazy, and lazy.
did the States have the power to sign treaties? did they have the power to print currency?
did they have the power to set foreign policy?
did they have the power to limit travel from neighboring states?
did they have a foreign minister? did they have the power to set immigration policy?
what normal powers of a soveriegn nation, did the states have?
none? thought not.