Originally Posted by Prison Bitch
There is nothing in the Constitution that allows for secession and if the Founders thought it was such an important concept it'd have been there. Bringing up England is a tangent bearing zero relevance to what the Founders agreed to in written law for the US. Plus as I said before they knew their lives were in jeopardy when they left England so that's a clear understanding that future States who did it might face the same fate. (Which they did)
You and Buc are the ones using "dubious" arguments.
The Constitution was written to restrain the federal government, not it's subjects.
I find it pretty incredible that you think the Declaration of Independence has zero relevance when it comes to informing us about the views of our founding fathers on the principles of freedom and government on which they erected our country.