So Barack Obama won the election and a lot of states are calling for secession. Usually I would take this in the same vein as someone saying “if the other guy wins, I’m moving to Canada”. But this time, I thought I would take a deeper look into the matter.
First of all, one must ask if secession is actually legal. The answer, not only is it legal but it is plainly stated by the US Constitution as well as being out rightly encouraged by the Declaration of Independence.
Tenth Amendment of the US Constitution:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Declaration of Independence:
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish…
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