ARTICLE IV, section 3 & 4

Section 3: New States
New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new States shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.

The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.

Section 4: Republican government
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.


The Griper said...

how can you have a republican form of government and not recognize state rights?
how can you have a republican form of government with a written Constitution without one of the governments having its powers and authority clearly spelled out in that Constitution?

LandShark 5150 said...

I feel you my friend. The other day I saw this and it stuck with me.
The United States Government in Washington due to a very long abrogation of it's adherence to the Constitution is in Anarchy. It is an outlaw entity. We have a cold Civil war and we have a Constitutional Crisis. No law is in effect at this point because the government is not operating inside the law which is the Constitution. Even though the Census is a Constitutional requirement, it is also a Constitutional requirement that the Congress and the Executive and the government itself operate inside the Constitution. They are not doing this.
I found that on a census questionare forum. It made me gigggle then think.
This would appear to bring the states rights arguement some pro ammo, but then this is just why you and I are here. to learn.

The Griper said...

one more thing i noticed here, sharky. it says that the States can petition aid from either of the two branches against domestic violence. here is another place that would indicate or imply that the Congress was never meant to be a full time process as it is today.

The Keeper Of Odd Knowledge (KOOK) said...

"Now everyone stay on your side of the backseat, not taking over your neighboring state, no taking over your state by declaring a few counties sovereign."

The Fed is the arbiter of the states.

No taxation without represetnation, no civil wars between two states. We will have a rule of law