- May 2011
- Navan, Ireland
Not really asking about 'laws' , Britain has allowed an 'state' to leave the Union--Ireland--- and allowed referendums to on whether other 'states' to leave if they wished eg most recently Scotland and many Americans seem to have strong opinions on the subject.Yes, the US could occupy Texas against the popular opinion in that state. The Civil War and Reconstruction provide ample precedent. In the case of England/Scotland, there is a completely different set of laws in place there, and I will let the Brits work that out for themselves.
So in the 21st century you would support 'Union' forces entering and occupy against the democratically expressed opinion of the people of a state eg Texas to enforce the Union ?
(please I don't think a situation likely and I use Texas simply because they have been a Sovereign state in modern times unlike Scotland, Ireland and Catalonia)