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10/12/2014

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Article 1, Section 4 of the North Carolina Constitution expressly forbids secession:

"This State shall ever remain a member of the American Union; the people thereof are part of the American nation; there is no right on the part of this State to secede; and all attempts, from whatever source or upon whatever pretext, to dissolve this Union or to sever this Nation, shall be resisted with the whole power of the State."

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Legislation/constitution/ncconstitution.html

Thanks for pointing that out, Bob.

What does that mean? A constitutional amendment would be required in the state of North Carolina first before the voters could make a decision on secession.

As I said, let the discussion begin. Given North Carolina's demographics and overall political orientation, secession would be less likely here than in some other states. But there is no prohibition on discussing the matter, and bringing it forward for consideration.

While secession is definitely a human right jumping from where we are now to that is a long long jump. The transition to Nullification as a possible solution first is the better way to go. It's already being done by progressives on issues such as marijuana. It is being done to legalize Hemp against Federal Law and it has started to be used against gun grabbers by conservatives. There is an even in Charlotte March 28th on this with SC State senator Tom Davis and some Constitutional Attorneys

Thanks for the comment, Mark. And I agree that nullification is a great idea.

We have such a mess, and such a long climb to fix things, that it is extremely appealing to want to start out new, with a stronger set of ground rules to prevent what has happened in the United States. It might be more desirable to create new "safe havens" rather than to continue this ignoble string of defeats to the socialists and the secular liberals. We don't even have a major political party upon which we can rely.

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