False Unity Between States in Bondage

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by Connor Boyack, Utah Tenth Amendment Center

While many people assume that the thirteen colonies which declared independence from Great Britain did so jointly as part of a newly-formed (or -forming) nation, this is incorrect. This belief is not only erroneous, but also dangerous.

“..Prior to the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the states were separate countries—sovereign political bodies with no superior authority. This is evidenced, among myriad other sources, in the Declaration of Independence, where we read of the King’s “establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States” as well as the colonies being affirmed as “Free and Independent States”. The Treaty of Paris that ended (most of) the conflict between the Crown and the states recognized each state individually, by name, as opposed to “The United States”. Indeed, the Declaration references “the united States of America” with a lowercase ‘u’, indicating that the several states were united in objective but separate in status…”

Read the rest of Conner Boyack’s educational article at: http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2010/12/18/false-unity-between-states-in-bondage/

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