Originally Posted by KeithWell, technically, Lincoln was correct. None of the succeding states did so in a legal fashion. They had all ratified the constitution, and simply because you are about to become outnumbered in the senate, and thereby unable to stop certain laws from being passed, you quit? Doesn't seem quite right to me. Then again, there is no legal method to properly succeed from the U.S. unless the US decides to let you go.