Is succession a right?Posted by: labarum
I just used the confederate flag as an example. The question is, do you believe that a region or people have the right to succeed from an already formed union if they believe that they would prosper more from the separation?
Yes, please explain why
No, please explain why
Yes, if people disagree with the government, why put up with it?
The south had a very good reason for seceding from the Union. The northern government was dictating the country. If that situation happens again (which I really hope it doesn't) then a state should have the right to secede.
No. The last time we tried that, we ended up killing over half a million people.
A right is an entitlement. You are not entitled to succeed from a nation, you are entitled to leave if you don't like it or compromise. You can always try to succeed like the South did in the civil war (which is unconstitutional) and the union can (and does) have the right to go to war with the succeeding part under Article 3, section 3 of the U.S Constitution.
It's unconstitutional for states to seccession except for Texas and Hawaii.
All "rights" are just relative terms decided on and acted on by the current government. No one has a right to secede from the Union due to this being unconstitutional. To assume that a government would willingly allow people to leave its sphere of influence without compromise or punishment would be ridiculous, except in certain cases such as the dissolution of the Soviet Union.