Comment: 6a) When a state government goes bad

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6a) When a state government goes bad

an individual can move out of its jurisdiction to a freer state or location. I, for example, moved to another school district after a federal judge decided to destroy the one I was living in.
Similarly, the system was originally set up so that if the federal government went bad the state government could nullify bad federal law or leave the union. It was the last non-violent resort for a state to block an overreaching federal government. That option has got to be there to keep the federal government honest. Since Lincoln determined secession was not an option, government had no reason to remain honest.

[F]orce can only settle questions of power, not of right. - Clyde N. Wilson