Anytime they want
Bad times only
I don't know
So, you say the North was right in allowing John Brown to terrorize the South. It was right for the Secret Six to fund this operation. Even though the South was obeying the constitution.
This is why the South seceded. They had no protections under the law. And the lawbreakers were lauded as heroes in the north. And they do so under the belief that they are just because they come under a higher law. Then when the South secedes, the South is the villian, bcause they (the north) say the constitution which they (the north) dont follow, doesn't allow for secession. What hpocrits.
Last edited by Quantrill; 05-29-12 at 05:04 PM.
So the thing you are describing to me doesn't exist? There is no concept of secession? Well if there's not such thing as secession, well then I guess states can't do it.As such, it is NOT included in the Tenth Amendment language reserving other powers to the states. A power that does not exist, is not reserved to anyone because it does not exist.
WTF are you talking about? Of course secession exists. And because secession is not prohibited to the states, it is allowed.
His reasoning is ridiculous. He totally flubbed this one. Article I, section 10 places no restriction on a state leaving the union. The preamble places no restriction on a state leaving the union. What is not prohibited to the states is allowed.I provided for you the exact text of the writings of Chief Justice Chase and his references to the US Constitution in his reasoning and his decision. If that is not good enough for you - so be it.
Sorry, but that decision is not based upon the rules written down in the constitution. It was based upon Justice Chase's beliefs.
Because it fits your self-imposed beliefs.It was good enough for the majority of the US Supreme Court.
It was good enough for the nation.
And it is good enough for me.