FW: Towns and Townships

Frank Abate abatefr at EARTHLINK.NET
Thu Nov 14 16:10:16 UTC 2002

Bob F commented on my posting as follows:

It's my understanding there is some considerable dispute over the accuracy
of this statement, re "legally correct".

What I meant by "legally correct" was that, per my reading of the
Constitution and historical precedents at the time of the secession of
Southern states, they had every right to do so.  Nothing I found in the US
Constitution disallowed secession.  What DID disallow it was Lincoln's
strong-willed political stance, backed by the armies of the Union.  Armies
always trump constitutions.  And with the conclusion of that war, a
precedent was set.  Now I expect it would be very hard, if not
unconstitutional, for a state to secede.

Needless to say, the Confederacy was not, so to speak, politically correct.

Frank Abate

> (and the fact that the Confederate states were legally
> correct, but wanted for guns and ammo factories),
> Frank

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