His Brittanic Majesty acknowledges the said United States, viz., New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, to be free sovereign and independent states, that he treats with them as such, and for himself, his heirs, and successors, relinquishes all claims to the government, propriety, and territorial rights of the same and every part thereof. "
"Transcript of the Treaty of Paris (1783)." Welcome to OurDocuments.gov. Web. 26 June 2011.
This is the beauty of a limited federalism, and the glory of a true confederation turned into a true union, and the purest logic for the right of the states to secede; it is also the surest and truest critique of America as a nation-state (and not a voluntary union of sovereign and independent states) as it has been since the Tyranny of 1861-1865. It exposes the unconstitutional farce that is this unitary nation; "The Union is Dissolved"? Nay, the Union is subsumed into the Nation. May God look down on us in His Mercy. In the words of Wendell Berry, "We have failed Thy grace./Lord, I flinch and pray,/send Thy necessity."