We were supposed to have a strong federal govt. The founders tried a weak govt with the articles of confederation. that didnt work so they created a strong federal govt.
Yes, they created a stronger federal government by delegating to it a larger list of powers. However, they were very clear that the powers were limited and all powers not delegated were reserved to the states.
Please point to the power in the constitution to restrict withdrawal of any state.
Secession was always illegal. The south new what they were doing was illegal. You cannnot seize federal property. If china came and said all right we are going to take away florida form you guys would you say its legal. Same thing happened during the civil war. Insurgents tried to steal american property. That's unacceptable.
That's impossible. Secession wasn't ruled on, until 1869.
Originally Posted by poweRob
Interpreting the constitution is the sole job of the SCOTUS. That is what they are there for.
Originally Posted by apdst
Ok...where does Article 3 of The Constitution say interpret?