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:]
>Fascinating article, John! Here's an excerpt from it, quoting
>secessionist Timothy Pickering at the time of the Hartford Convention:
>"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."
>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.
>What say you all?
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Stephen A. Frye
s.frye at verizon.net
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