You can repeat what you want, it will not make it true. First study the law and then give lessons about it, not vice versa.
The people constitute the States which constitute the federation, not vice versa. - If you pose the typical egg/chicken question, here is absolutely clear what is egg and what is chicken.
Natural right/law ->Organic law constituting the States ("The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America" 1776) [->Constitutional Law constituting the States government (State constitutions and their revisions 1776-1974)] -> Organic law constituting the Confederation (Articles of Confederation 1777) -> Organic law constituting the federation and northwest territories (US Constitution, its amendments 1787-1992 and Northwest Ordinance 1787)
-If is something federal it means it is constituted by the people which wish so to be common for all the states. So therefore the US Constitution limits both federal and state officials
(- which must take oath under art. VI third clause of the US Constitution, which must respect the US Constitution supreme jurisdiction under Art. VI second clause, which must not abridge right to vote for not paying taxes under Amendment 24, they must let vote women under Amendment 19, must let vote blacks under Amendment 15, are limited to republican form of government under Art. IV sec. 4, must not infringe on right to keep and bear arms under 2nd Amendment, must provide speedy and public trial by an impartial jury in the district where the crime happened under 6th Amendment, are interdicted to form a state within a State or merge the states without US Congress approval under Art. IV sec. 3, must render fugitives under Art. IV sec 2 second clause, must entitle all privileges and immunities as in the several States under Art. IV sec. 2 first clause, must respect legal facts found by other State justices under Art. IV sec. 1, must try crimes in the States where they were pepetrated under Art. III sec. 2 last clause or give jurisdiction to the federation, their militia must obey the command of US President... and then there is the whole section 10 in the Art. I with the title: Powers prohibited of States (sic!) and then there is the 10th Amendment (a part of the Bill of Rights) which explicitely talks about powers prohibited to the States - so please don't try to mystify me about the Bill of Rights - which is the integral part of the US Constitution - which apparently limits States on many occasions both in the original text and Amendments - and try to lie to me that it limits only feds and not States -unless you show me an explicite statute in a law - which is a supreme law of land - and which says it...no, I'll not hold my breath..)
- the legal principle of so called construction of constitution (derived from natural rights) - which is the title of 9th Amendment concerning Reserved rights of the States and the people as the US Organic Law definitions recognize.
The war apparently didn't helped you, at least not with proper understanding of your constitution, so why fight it again anyway. -Isn't it better to go and study and find out about what is what in the whole context of your constitution conception? Or it is easier for you to simply not respect the parts you don't like thinking that using repetition they'll somehow cease to exist -and be taken for another silly American whole the world jokes about?
And just to answer your question: The States have power to secede, but they never had any State right to secede for the purpose of further perpetuation of slavery. The power is legally used only when there is a right to use such power and at the same time there is not an unalienable right of the people which it would infringe upon.
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