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  •  States rights is ALWAYS an argument of convenience (0+ / 0-)

    One of the main desires of those Southerners so deeply committed to "states rights" before the Civil War was a strong, federal Fugitive Slave Law.

    We have many competing sovereignties in our system of government (federal, state, county, municipality, tribal sovereignties).  99% of the time, people's preference for one or the other is based on what they believe will give them concrete goals they desire.

    Those usually most strongly in favor of "states rights" today also tend to have a very broad view of the federal 2nd Amendment and believe it should be incorporated to the states.

    Tunis...Cairo...Tripoli...Wall Street

    by GreenSooner on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 06:07:35 AM PST

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