If a states decides to leave the federation, that state is not creating a new nation. It was already a preexisting nation. It is simply relinquishing its membership in the federation it had voluntarily joined. There is no rebellion. There is no treason. There is simply leaving a union of sovereign and independent states.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
It means everything if you understood my argument at all. It was illegal for them to fight against it. I know shocker..Saying "they had it" literally means nothing. It's embarrassing that you don't understand that.
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They then entered into a union, and nothing in the terms of that union indicates that they relinquished their sovereignty.
The united states are very much like the united nations. However, the united states have agreed to abide by more restrictions and have delegated more powers to their union. But essentially, the two organizations are the same in that they are federations of sovereign and independent nation-states.
Well this sure says it right here I do believe.
Thus, the force and effectiveness of this sovereignty which was thus “retained” from the Declaration of Independence, was equivalent to that of any other nation; this was made clear in the Declaration, via the statement:
“That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved; and that, as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do” (emphasis in original).