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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    So why did your opinion not prevail?
    Who knows? People make mistakes all the time. The fact that people make mistakes has nothing to do with the plain language of the constitution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    Who knows? People make mistakes all the time. The fact that people make mistakes has nothing to do with the plain language of the constitution.
    But if it is so plain and clear to you - why did your position end up losing on this? Do you labor under the delusion that only you and yours possess some secret information which was not known to the members of the US Supreme Court?
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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    So why is your opinion the losing opinion on this issue when you see it so crystal clear?
    I can't tell you why people hold the opinions they do. I can only tell you what is written in the plain language of the constitution, and point out that there is no prohibition against a state quitting the union.

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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    But if it is so plain and clear to you - why did your position end up losing on this? Do you labor under the delusion that only you and yours possess some secret information which was not known to the members of the US Supreme Court?
    As I just said, I can not explain why people cannot read the constitution. I'm sure they had what they thought were very good reasons for making the decision they did. However, even you must admit that their decision had no constitutional foundation.

    As you said earlier, the government does what it wants, regardless of right or wrong, or the law.

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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    So, if the constitution does not prohibit a state from doing an act, the state may do the act.
    You have a very juvenile understanding of the Constitution. Thank God the framers were smart enough to institute a court to interpret it instead of leaving it to the states. Otherwise this country would have been reduced to bunch of petty little fifedoms full petty little tyrants bickering and warring with each other a long time ago.

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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    As I just said, I can not explain why people cannot read the constitution. I'm sure they had what they thought were very good reasons for making the decision they did. However, even you must admit that their decision had no constitutional foundation.

    As you said earlier, the government does what it wants, regardless of right or wrong, or the law.
    NO. You simply see something there which is not there. You have adopted a self imposed beliefs system based on axioms which cannot be proven nor disproved and you allow those to trump reality.
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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    NO. You simply see something there which is not there. You have adopted a self imposed beliefs system based on axioms which cannot be proven nor disproved and you allow those to trump reality.
    So really are foolish enough to think the words "to form a more perfect union" has power behind it?

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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quantrill View Post
    Go back and read.

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    Through 100+ pages of Southern secessionist nonsense? If you do not show that you have actually provided evidence for your claim then I will assume none exists.
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    Re: Texas secession?

    To Quantrill:

    Do you respect the institution of slavery?
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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    You have a very juvenile understanding of the Constitution. Thank God the framers were smart enough to institute a court to interpret it instead of leaving it to the states. Otherwise this country would have been reduced to bunch of petty little fifedoms full petty little tyrants bickering and warring with each other a long time ago.
    actually i wonder where the court interperated it from???because i cant find any part of the constitution that says otherwise,so does that mean the court can write and create law????????
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