The topic of discussion for this Constitution Monday comes from Article I, Section 10, Clause 3: "No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, … engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay." This Constitutional provision guarantees to the people that no state will unilaterally start a war and thus draw the entire nation into a war that was never declared by Congress.
"The history of the nation illustrates the heated disputes which may develop between states or with neighboring countries. Several
states have carried on perpetual feuds with over disputed land or
law-enforcement policies. Many states
have also approached open warfare in their earlier history because of disputes
concerning water, boundaries, extraditions, and cattle drives" (W. Cleon
Skousen in The Making of America - The
Substance and Meaning of the Constitution, p. 504). Mexico