Originally Posted by BucEyedPea
Please show me where the Constitution forbids any state from leaving?
Remember it only has "specific and enumerated" powers not broad general powers....those were left to the states.
Please, don't give me that it's a contract. The Articles of Confederation were a contract too and they were written in perpetuity and could only be amended unanimously. So if you use that, then that was a broken contract too. It actually was because the Con Convention turned out to be a runaway convention.
The Constitution does not have broad general powers, but it is not limited to the expressly stated powers. Marshall's opinion has controlled our understanding for over two centuries, and it has worked amazingly.
Remember, the Articles said that the federal government was "expressly" limited to those powers. It used the term. The new Constitution left out that term because of the Article's ineptness.