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Letter Re: Secession in These Unites States

•, C.L. from Montana
Understanding the individual states sovereignty in relation to the United states government is crucial.

1. Abraham Lincoln claimed that the Union preceded the states which gave the Federal government authority over the states. This view is incorrect as the original 13 colonies adopted the Articles of Confederation in which each state retained its freedom, independence, and sovereignty. Each state delegated a portion of its sovereignty to the Union, thereby making the Union a creature of the state, not the other way around. Further each state was by name acknowledged as free, independent, and sovereign in the Treaty of Paris in 1783.

2. Sovereignty is indivisible. A portion of a states authority, or power may be delegated as is seen in the 9th and 10th amendments to the Constitution. But the sovereign state retains the right to recall its authority otherwise it is no longer sovereign. "The powers not delegated to the United States by the constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people."- 10th amendment. In Chisholm v. Georgia (1793) the court found "To the Constitution of the United States the term sovereign, is totally unknown. There is but one place where it could have been used with propriety. But, even in that place it would not, perhaps, have comported with the delicacy of those, who ordained and established that Constitution. They might have announced themselves "sovereign" people of the United States: But serenely conscious of the fact, they avoided the ostentatious declaration....Let a State be considered as subordinate to the People: But let every thing else be subordinate to the State".- Chisolm v. Georgia, 2 US 419 

2 Comments in Response to

Comment by Stupid Amerkin
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The real truth about this issue is that the government already seceded from the union back in 1861 and validated it in 1913 when the criminal Federal Reserve Act was implemented. Any questions?


If there any secession to happen here, it's from the corporate fascist regime that has invaded and taken over this country in stealth mode.


“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Comment by Ed Price
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Again, as I see it, perhaps the greatest failure of the Constitution is that it has no required and detailed punishments listed for treasonous acts perpetrated by Government officials. There should be a non-repealable, mandatory and binding amendment added to the Constitution. It should state mandatory, mostly non-monetary punishments for Government officials who fail to follow the mandates of the Constitution. Some of the punishments should include physical punishment, such as whippings, and others should include execution.

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