TEA Party Lawmaker Theresa Manzella (R-Bitterrooter) has taken to social media to promote Montana’s secession from the United States.
Manzella shared and reposted on her own page a post by a Cindy Hamilton, a break-up letter of sorts to the U.S. signed “Montana.” Manzella does not appear to grasp the fact that a Montana secession, in addition to being ludicrous, is unconstitutional.
In response to a letter Antonin Scalia wrote to someone asking 10 years ag if there is a legal basis for secession, Scalia wrote: “If there was any constitutional issue resolved by the Civil War, it is that there is no right to secede. (Hence, in the Pledge of Allegiance, ‘one Nation, indivisible.’)”
Manuela followed up the “Montexit” post with a post “reminding” (threatening?) the federal government that “there is plenty of room on the calendar for another holiday.”
And a post noting how after the “Brexit win, patriotic pride began soaring in other European Union member states, as well as here in America” about how America should also secede from the United Nations.
Manzella is most known for the speech she made on the floor of the House of Representatives, in which she claims that animal shelter employees are terrorists threats.