In proving that the 10th Amendment doesn't give a state the right to secede, you would have to prove that...Originally Posted by 10th Amendment
A. The power to prevent secession is delegated to the United States by the constitution.
B. The act of Secession is prohibited to the states by the U.S. Constitution.
Unless you can show me where the states delegated to the US the power to restrict withdrawal from the union, then that power is reserved to the states. In other words, the US government only has those powers it was delegated by the states. It has no other powers, including the power to restrict withdrawal from the union.
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You have to understand something.... We've come a long way from what we are SUPPOSED to be.
We were never intended to be a nation with a strong central government.
The states belonged to the people of those states, not to the federal government.
The civil war was a big turn towards a strong federal government seizing powers for itself left and right, in the form that you see now.
It has turned into a frankenstein monster.
It is like the pot that believes it created the potter.