State Soveignty........

Stephen A. Frye s.frye at VERIZON.NET
Wed May 13 16:16:23 MDT 2009


Is it a partnership?

I don't think so.  My brother-in-law's firm is a partnership, and 
over time a couple of partners have left - and the firm stands intact.

At 10:37 AM 5/13/2009, you wrote:


>On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 11:58 AM, John A. Quayle 
><<mailto:blueoval57 at verizon.net>blueoval57 at verizon.net> wrote:
>[Well, Ernie's gonna blow a gasket when he sees 
>this................but, the author raises some good points here. - JAQ:]
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><http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/state-sovereignty-is-a-long-standing-american-tradition/Content?oid=1187020>http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/state-sovereignty-is-a-long-standing-american-tradition/Content?oid=1187020 
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>Fascinating article, John!  Here's an excerpt from it, quoting 
>secessionist Timothy Pickering at the time of the Hartford Convention:
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>"The people of the East cannot reconcile their habits, views, and 
>interests with those of the South and West ... The Eastern states 
>must and will dissolve the Union and form a separate government."
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>Notice he says "dissolve the Union,"  not just secede from it.  It 
>is a fundamental precept of partnership law that any partner may 
>dissolve the partnership.  Could we apply this to the United States 
>as well?  Is the Constitution anything more or less than than a 
>partnership agreement among existing states?  I contend that 
>Pickering is correct.  If ANY state secedes, the United States will 
>immediately cease to exist unlessand until the remaining states 
>re-form the partnership.
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>What say you all?
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>JD
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Stephen A. Frye
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