Originally Posted by The Old Medic
The issue of a State being able to seceed from the Union was settled at the end of the Civil War. It won't happen, much as I'd love to see those ultra liberals in Vermont go somewhere else.
Vermont tried to do this during the Revolutionary war. they wavered back and forth between supporting the British and supporting the Rebels. It was very common in Vermont for one member of a family to be on the other side, so their property was protected no matter who won.
They can talk, and talk, and talk, but is signifies nothing.
Much the same as our politicians who talk, and talk, and talk, but it signifies nothing other than appeasement.
The state of Vermont never signed on to the Articles of Confederation, and so they were completely independent during the Revolutionary War, up until 1791 when they joined the United States by ratifying the Constitution. During this time, they ran their own militia, their own currency, and had their own government.