Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Red State Secession: Just Leave the Country En Masse

GOP Movement and Goal for Some RED States

The movement as it were is illegal, but try telling that to the stone head, stone deaf GOP.

Legal and historical precedence:

Texas v. White, 74 U.S. 700 (1869) was a significant case argued before the United States Supreme Court in 1869. The case involved a claim by the Reconstruction government of Texas that United States bonds owned by Texas since 1850 had been illegally sold by the Confederate state legislature during the American Civil War. The state filed suit directly with the United States Supreme Court, which, under the United States Constitution, retains original jurisdiction on cases in which a state is a party.

In accepting original jurisdiction, the court ruled that Texas had remained a state ever since it first joined the Union, despite its joining the Confederate States of America and its being under military rule at the time of the decision in the case.

In deciding the merits of the bond issue, the court further held that the Constitution did not permit states to unilaterally secede from the United States, and that the ordinances of secession, and all the acts of the legislatures within seceding states intended to give effect to such ordinances, were “absolutely null.”

Even today, some nearly 145 years after the White decision, this is what some in Texas think of the United States of America ... E pluribus unun was the de facto motto, appearing on the Great Seal of the United States and still does today, but in 1956, Congress passed H. J. Resolution 396, which formally adopted "In God We Trust" as our official motto, which now appears everywhere including on U.S. currency.

But, leave it up to states like Texas to be so angry about an election that the results (Obama's victory in 2008 and reelection in 2012) to shake them to their core, whatever that might be, to talk about leaving the Union and thus dissolving the United States.

That must never happen. Besides, would Mexico even take Texas back into their fold — doubtful.

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