As pretty much everyone is already aware, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has called for a “national divorce” (see tweet below). She’s hardly the first in recent memory.
Speaking only for myself, it seems that every couple of years we hear of various groups and organizations that call upon their particular state and/or regional area be granted independence from the United States.
Strictly speaking, there simply was no law against any given state or states seceding from the United States until the Supreme Court ruling Texas v. White of 1869, four years after the War Between the States (or as my very Southern wife calls it, “The War of Northern Aggression.” If in a seriously anti-Federalist mood, “The War When the North Invaded America.”
Anyhow, White v. Texas essentially ruled that when you join the United States, that’s it. End of story. Finito.
However, the SCOTUS managed to tip-toe though this legal minefield by very left-handedly leaving secession viable, just don’t call it secession.
That’s called an Amendment to the US Constitution. A state or states can be kicked-out of the United States.
According to the National Archives, here’s what’s needed for an Amendment of Secession;
The Constitution provides that an amendment may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures.
Then we come to the question, what if, say… all three West Coast states and Hawaii actually manage to separate themselves from the US? Literally dozens of DoD and Coast Guard bases are in those states. Roughly one-fourth of all five branches of the Armed Forces are in these states.
Perhaps certain counties want to part of seceding/being booted. Could you imagine if San Diego, Riverside and San Bernadino counties want to remain in the United States?
But that’s a whole different can of worms.
Personally, I’m a big fan of Matthew 18:9. So, if the Marxists in Sacramento offend thee, pluck them out.
We need a national divorce.
We need to separate by red states and blue states and shrink the federal government.
Everyone I talk to says this.
From the sick and disgusting woke culture issues shoved down our throats to the Democrat’s traitorous America Last policies, we are…
— Marjorie Taylor Greene ?? (@mtgreenee) February 20, 2023