Was Secession A Constitutional Right? 1868 Book Concluded It Was. “In order to show that the Constitution is not a compact between the States, the position is assumed, that it is not a compact at all. If it be a compact, say they, then the States had a right to secede. But it is not a compact; and hence secession is treason and rebellion. The great fundamental questions, then, on which the whole controversy hinges are, first, Is the Constitution a compact? and, secondly, Is it a compact between the States?”
Albert Bledsoe, Was Secession A Constitutional Right Previous to the War of 1861 (1868) Get the Book Here
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I TOTALLY AGREE HEHE…..THE STATES HAVE A RIGHT TO SECEDE. IT HAS NOTHING IN THE CONSTITUTION THAT SAYS OTHERWISE.
For our English reading readers, would you cite for us the Article, Section and Clause where the Constitution forbids secession? I will save you some time, here is a link to a text version of the Constitution. Do a word search for “secede” or “secession” and report back your findings.
It’s not a belief, it’s a fact. It is not simply because the 50 States are sovereign nor because it not explicitly prohibited by the U. S. Constitution. From the Declaration of Independence:
“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government…”
Is that not what secession accomplishes?
I am not saying that the Declaration of Independence grants this nor codifies it into law but that it invokes this inalienable right, which by definition and nature requires no enumeration by Man to be true.
I believe every state has the right to secede.