From: Karen Rand Smigrodzki (Karen@smigrodzki.org)
Date: Fri Jun 13 2003 - 23:13:42 MDT
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.
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