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Should states be allowed to secede from the Federal government?

Asked by: RenoAlexander
  • If socialism comes, yes...

    We are becoming a more and more polarized society, with urban liberals attempting to dictate their values on rural conservatives. At some point, it the Leftist in California, Washington, and Manhattan wish to eliminate freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution, such as the 2nd Amendment and free speech, then yes, states like Texas, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Alabama and such states do and should exercise their rights to end a Union which is no longer democratic.

  • Secession is wrong

    Some recent events in American history have led to the topic of secession. I strongly believe that the North and South should remain as one whole union and turn down all proposals for secession.

    The first reason why the nation should not secede is simply the fact that it is unconstitutional. The U.S. constitution did not explicitly state a procedure for states to secede from the union, and the 10th amendment states that anything not included in the constitution is reserved for the people to decide. (The anti-secessionists also greatly outnumbered the secessionists) Therefore, there is no constitutional way the south has the right to secede.

    The second reason the South should not secede is we will work much better as a nation, even one with many differences. If the south were to break apart from the north, the north would lose all its resources and agricultural materials, making both economies suffer. We would also greatly fall from the stance of a military power. Even if we are disputed, we can function so much better militarily and economically together.

    Finally, the south wanting to secede is basically a tantrum of a baby not getting its way. For so long, the south has held the presidential position, and so many other governmental powers, and now that a republican has finally won the office, there is a problem. The north did not secede after Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, or Buchanan. If the south waits it out, they eventually will regain their power, rather than throwing it away.

    In Conclusion, Secession is unconstitutional, unfair, unrealistic, and just plain out stupid. I think it should not be allowed, and now, hopefully, you do too.

  • States should not be allowed to secede

    The United States is a strong country whether you want to believe it or not. You should leave our country just because you don't like the way we do things. You would stop being someone friend if they acted a certain way or not talk to or see a family member because of the way they act. You should just leave our country, if you did your losing out protection as well. Your state would become its own country yes but also that would bring danger. You think that once you leave your going to have your own country and everything's going to be okay? You have not nearly the amount of military and army as the whole country of the US and i'm not sure leaving the US is worth the risk.

  • The Ignorance Of This Country

    Personally I think this country is going slowly down hill. I do not agree with the ethics behind the current cabinet in government ,and furthermore every day this administrations lobbyists are gaining a firmer grasp on our government. Donald trump was a wild card at one point maybe but now he is a pawn recently he admitted to letting his cabinet make most of his decisions and that cabinet has ties to major businesses across the united states such as Verizon and Exxon mobile. I don't want to be a part of the united states so why shouldn't groups of people be able to succeed. Their are amendments against it however that shouldn't be the case. Furthermore many tribes do not want to be under government rules. The government participates in capping crop growth as well as defacing religious sites. It isn't fair that they have to live under united states rule. Neither should places like Puerto Rico or Guam who do not have the right to vote as well as other liberties traditional American citizens have. This America has become incredibly dysfunctional and if I choose to succeed from the union why would that be so disruptive to the super power to the united states.

  • States should not be allowed to secede

    The Civil War occurred because 11 states seceded from the Union and began the Civil War. We have all seen the negative effects that occurred when these states seceded in 1861, forming a divided nation. Just because we don't like what the president is doing, doesn't mean we need to go separate ways. Seceding is not okay. We need to be a united nation.

  • You can't force unity

    Have you ever told a teenager that they can't do something? It doesn't work. Often telling them they can't do it is the main reason they do it. Well governments are teenagers. They do not care what You say they can't do, they will do it anyway. You can't govern without the people.

  • It's a democracy

    States should have the right to secede if they wish. Canada and the UK allow their constituent entities the right to choose so why not the US? The country should put its money where its mouth is allow true democracy. If the condition of a nation is disagreeable enough for the people of a state to want to leave, then the rest of the country should not prevent the right of the people in said state to leave.

  • Yes they should

    The United States is a country built upon the unity of multiple States. The National government is not sovereign, nor supreme. This nation was founded on ideas AGAINST a powerful single government. The States themselves must be able to handle affairs within their own boundaries, and not be forced to comply with "blanket" policies enacted by the National government. Only the Individual State knows what is best for its State; and what may be good for one State may harm another.
    Therefore, if a State is pushed to feel as though secession is a reasonable act, it should be their Right to secede. Under the Constitution, which is a contract, the right to Secede is included, under the statement regarding the "duty to overthrow a corrupt government."

  • Yes they should

    The United States is a country built upon the unity of multiple States. The National government is not sovereign, nor supreme. This nation was founded on ideas AGAINST a powerful single government. The States themselves must be able to handle affairs within their own boundaries, and not be forced to comply with "blanket" policies enacted by the National government. Only the Individual State knows what is best for its State; and what may be good for one State may harm another.
    Therefore, if a State is pushed to feel as though secession is a reasonable act, it should be their Right to secede. Under the Constitution, which is a contract, the right to Secede is included, under the statement regarding the "duty to overthrow a corrupt government."

  • The Constitution is a Contract that can be Cancelled

    The U.S. Constitution does not explicitly state a procedure for states to exit. However, the United States have always been a voluntary agreement among equal states. The Constitution is a contract, and every contract can be broken, canceled or modified. The southern states tried to exit the union in the 19th century, but were conquered by the federal government. The next state that leaves will set the precedent for others.

  • States should not be allowed to secede

    The United States is a strong country whether you want to believe it or not. You should leave our country just because you don't like the way we do things. You would stop being someone friend if they acted a certain way or not talk to or see a family member because of the way they act. You should just leave our country, if you did your losing out protection as well. Your state would become its own country yes but also that would bring danger. You think that once you leave your going to have your own country and everything's going to be okay? You have not nearly the amount of military and army as the whole country of the US and i'm not sure leaving the US is worth the risk.

  • States should not be allowed to secede

    The Civil War occurred because 11 states seceded from the Union and began the Civil War. We have all seen the negative effects that occurred when these states seceded in 1861, forming a divided nation. Just because we don't like what the president is doing, doesn't mean we need to go separate ways. Seceding is not okay. We need to be a united nation.

  • NO Stop. Not cool, man.

    Look, boi. US is the UNITED states!! NOT the succeding states. IF you thinnkk that the states shoud be allowed to suseed then you dumb bitch go kys. Word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word word FUCK DONALD TRUMP!!

  • Do you want to start another Civil War?

    Abraham Lincoln fought to preserve are union that the founding father fought so hard to build. To break this union would be an insult to their memory and all those who died doing so. Those who want states to secede should be branded as traitors as bad as the Rosenburgs, and even worse, be branded as a traitor like Benedict Arnold.

  • States should not be allowed to secede from the Federal government.

    States tried to secede from the federal government during the Civil War, and it didn't work. South Carolina also backed down from the nullification crisis under Jackson. In general, States must be subordinate to the government in Washington. Although states can decide their own laws on some occasions, the federal government will remain more powerful.


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