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Should states be allowed to secede from the Federal government?

Asked by: RenoAlexander
  • 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.

  • 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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