"Not only, therefore, can there be no loss of separate and independent autonomy to the states, through their union under the Constitution, but it may be not unreasonably said that the preservation of the states, and the maintenance of their governments, are as much within the design and care of the Constitution as the preservation of the Union and the maintenance of the national government. The Constitution, in all its provisions, looks to an indestructible Union, composed of indestructible states."
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Texas v. White, 7 Wall 700, 725; 19 L. ed. 227, 237
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An ex post facto act (lies, theft, and extremely antagonistic to the Constitution) to deny Texas money owed by treaty, contract and fiscal law.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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