Thursday, July 9, 2015

Quote of the Week - Alexis de Tocqueville

"The Union was formed by the voluntary agreement of the States, and in uniting together they have not forfeited their nationality, nor have they been reduced to the condition of one and the same people. If one of the States chose to withdraw from the compact, it would be difficult to disprove its right of doing so, and the Federal government would have no means of maintaining its claims directly either by force or right." --Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America.


Martin said...

I guess Lincoln showed him.

George Patsourakos said...

Alexis de Tocqueville's view that a state in America has the right to withdraw from the nation is incorrect, according to American constitutional law.

Moreover, America's Pledge of Allegiance clearly states ... "one nation, under God, INDIVISIBLE, with liberty and justice for all."