[QUOTE=Winstonbiggs;4503105]Are you a citizen of the State you happen to live in or a citizen of the US?[/quote]
I am a citizen of both.
[QUOTE]As someone who has citizenship I don't believe any state has the power to remove themselves and their citizens from that compact. [/QUOTE]
And 70% Americans "belive" in angels.;) Belief is irrelavant, Law and the potential subsequent use of Force and counterforce are what counts.
As Doggin has said, and I tend to reluctantly agree, there is no legal mechanic in our Law to leave the Union unilaterally. It would require both the break-off region AND the U.S> Federal Govt. to approve any succession.
That is supported by the Civil War. Even if 100% of the citizens of Region X wanted to, the ideals of democracy, liberty and the human right that is freedom of self-determination would not matter whatsoever in such a desire without the approval of the to-be-left-Nation as a whole.
But if that population engaged in the use of enough force, that would be the only route to leaving the Union. The same exact way we left the British Empire. Without use of force, we're all eating mince pie today.
[quote]No State can or should be able take away my rights of citizenship.[/QUOTE]
And none would. In any such sceanario, it would be up to the Untied States (sans whatever section left in this hypothetical) if your citizenship was retained or revoked or not, not the break-off nascient nationstate.
The breakoff nationstate could/would only have power to determine your citizenship options with them for their residents, should they wish to take advantage. Certainly, "U.S. loyalists" may not even be offered citizenship int he first place.
For example, in the U.S. Revolutionary War, the British considered all Americans to still be British Citizens, and at least a number of them left for England at the outbreak of War and never returned, living their and their offsprings lives as loyal British subjects in Britain.