"In absentia" while rebelling against the federal republic....<quoted text>The legal legislature was in absentia having seceded temporarily from the Union. Had they successfully left and had been recognized as a seperate country then you might have a case. Even then West Virginia should have been Virginia, the mere fact that they created a new state called West Virginia violates the Constitution.
Bottom line West Virginia was created illegally and should never been allowed per Arcticle 4 Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution.
End of story.
Do you listen to yourself?
When any legislator joined the functioning elements of the government established outside of the constitutional government, that legislator cannot be part of any legislative government within the federal republic.
The Constitution prohibits states from joining other countries, dufus.
... "in absentia"....
"Hey! I'm gonna rebel and start a new country from part of your country. While I'm fighting a goddam war with you, I'll be in absentia. Please hold my seat while I kill you."
... get real.
You still haven't shown us how the loyal legislators of Virginia violated Article IV Section 4:
"Section 4. The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."
How did the loyal legislators of Virginia violate the above clause?
How was Virginia not a "Republican Form of Government"?