Restricted The meaning of "Perpetual" in The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union

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huskerblitz

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There is no other way to exit the Union or dissolve it. It really is that simple
Sure there was. They simply decide to do it. There simply is nothing on earth stopping them from dissolving if they chose to do so. Just because they didn't didn't mean there is some extra human power preventing them from changing their minds.
 

trice

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Sure there was. They simply decide to do it. There simply is nothing on earth stopping them from dissolving if they chose to do so. Just because they didn't didn't mean there is some extra human power preventing them from changing their minds.
Yes, it really is that simple.

They have willingly entered into a bargain. The terms of the bargain give them a method to use to exit the Union. If they want to end the bargain, they need to obey the terms they have agreed upon. Anything else is illegal. It really is that simple.

The problem for a State wanting to leave is that the terms require them to get the agreement of their partners in the bargain. Doing anything else is, of course, a violation of their sworn agreement. It really is that simple.

They can always choose the Natural Right of Revolution, of course, to break their oath and agreement -- which makes them outlaws, rebels and traitors under the law. It really is that simple.
 

wausaubob

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As I've mentioned before, the legal definition of 'perpetual'- not the scientific or religious meaning- simply means that the law, contract or alliance has no predetermined end date.
Its like a corporation and not a trust. Certainly the shareholders or voters can amend or dissolve it by appropriate majorities.
 
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huskerblitz

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Yes, it really is that simple.

They have willingly entered into a bargain. The terms of the bargain give them a method to use to exit the Union. If they want to end the bargain, they need to obey the terms they have agreed upon. Anything else is illegal. It really is that simple.

The problem for a State wanting to leave is that the terms require them to get the agreement of their partners in the bargain. Doing anything else is, of course, a violation of their sworn agreement. It really is that simple.

They can always choose the Natural Right of Revolution, of course, to break their oath and agreement -- which makes them outlaws, rebels and traitors under the law. It really is that simple.
Sorry, I respectfully disagree and stand by my previous position.
 
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