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 Posted: Fri Jan 4th, 2008 04:57 pm
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The United States Constitution says a new state must gain approval from the original state, which never occurred in the case of West Virginia. Since the Restored Government, formed in 1861 and recognized by the Union, was considered the legal government of Virginia, it granted permission to itself on May 13, 1862, to form the state of West Virginia.

And here, we might recognize that Virginia had declared itself to be a part of a foreign country. That whatever the Constitution said no longer applied to it.

Can't have it both ways. When the Constitution is repudiated, it can't be used to shield subsequent action.

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