Re: How best to spend US$200 billion? RE: `twisted ethics prevalent onthe extropy board'

From: Karen Rand Smigrodzki (
Date: Fri Jun 13 2003 - 23:13:42 MDT

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    The US Constitution contains no secession provision.


    > On Fri, 13 Jun 2003, Paul Grant wrote:
    > > You mean like the US federal government chose not to acknowledge
    > > the southern states right to succede? How is that any different?
    > Now this raises an interesting question in my mind. Does anyone
    > know if there is a "proper" process for U.S. states to succede?
    > Or did this just get overlooked in the process of writing the
    > constitution? I.e. you can join, but you cannot leave.
    > If the U.S. constitution does not have a "leaving" process,
    > are there any countries that do? The only examples I can
    > think of (where splits were peacefully agreed upon) are
    > Czechoslovakia and perhaps some of the autonomous regions
    > in the former USSR.
    > Robert

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