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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.


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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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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