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 Posted: Thu Jun 19th, 2008 07:01 pm
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  I have read over my Constitution many times and I can't find anything in the enumeration of the powers of the Federal Government that forbids states that voluntarily joined the Union to voluntarily withdraw from it. I myself have said that the issue is not mentioned at all. Therefore, there is no direct evidence to cite to you in either direction.

  My reason for believing that secession was legal is simply that the 10th Amendment says that all powers not delegated to the Federal Government are reserved for the States or the people.

  You are welcome to disagree with my interpretation, but you cannot cite any evidence that would prove to me that the Constitution forbids secession.

  What disturbs me is the apparent implication that since I believe that secession was legal that somehow I am a mindless puppet being manipulated by nefarious moderators of some: "Confederate Talking Points" website.

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