"A nation can survive its fools,
and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason
from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable,
for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the
traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his
sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in
the very halls of government itself. For the traitor
appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to
his victims, and he wears their face and their
arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in
the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he
works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the
pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that
it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear."
Marcus Tullius Cicero (42 B.C.)
Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to
the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of
every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws
prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and
Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.
- Clause 1:
- The Citizens of each State shall be entitled
to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the
- Clause 2:
- A Person charged in any State with Treason,
Felony, or other Crime, who shall flee from Justice,
and be found in another State, shall on Demand of
the executive Authority of the State from which he
fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State
having Jurisdiction of the Crime.
- Clause 3:
- No Person held to Service or Labor in one
State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into
another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or
Regulation therein, be discharged from such Service
or Labor, but shall be delivered up on Claim of the
Party to whom such Service or Labor may be due.
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this
Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect
each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the
Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature
cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
- Clause 1:
- New States may be admitted by the Congress into
this Union; but no new State shall be formed or
erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State;
nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or
more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent
of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well
as of the Congress.
- Clause 2:
- The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and
make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting
the Territory or other Property belonging to the
United States; and nothing in this Constitution
shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of
the United States, or of any particular State.
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