Originally Posted by 45nut
Don't wait for them to come west, go get them now!
Our Founding Fathers thought each state could leave any union they joined.
James Madison wrote:
Each State, in ratifying the Constitution, is considered as a sovereign body, independent of all others, and only to be bound by its own voluntary act. In this relation, then, the new Constitution will, if established, be a FEDERAL, and not a NATIONAL constitution
I'm quite familiar with James Madison's writings...even have a leather bound copy of the Federalist Papers that were supposed to be used to clarify points in the constitution. If you remember the civil war, before revisionist history got hold of it, it initially started to preserve the union from secession of states. In the constitution Texas is the only state that has the right to secede. Regardless of what James Madison thought. I'm not arguing he believed that...but according to our constitution, Texas is the only state that officially has the right...because as Sam Houston said: The United States NEEDS Texas, Texas does not need the United States. Any other state tries it, they'll find out they're not allowed to do it legally. But creating an argument here is moot in the face of the last straw of our once great country won't last another month.