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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:02 PM

Historian: Seceding illegal under Nevada law

Guy Rocha was the State Archivist but bailed ("retired") when budget cuts were threatening to gut the records/archives office. He's kinda like the Willy Wonka of Nevada history.



http://www.lvrj.com/news/historian-seceding-illegal-under-nevada-law-179367521.html

Nevada's constitution blocks people from trying to secede from the United States and the more than 8,000 people who have signed a petition to secede could be guilty of "sedition," a longtime Nevada historian said Wednesday.

Guy Rocha, the former state archivist, said that when Nevada became a state during the Civil War, a "paramount allegiance" clause was added to its constitution under which the state and its residents gave up any right to secede from the union.

"It was a prerequisite for statehood and the federal government may employ force to require obedience," he said.

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Response to Quiet_Dem_Mom (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:04 PM

1. Yup. It's in the Nevada constitution.

But that shouldn't stop people who can't read from continuing in their futile wasted effort.

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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:06 PM

2. Prosecute

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