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  •  I hate to say this (2+ / 0-)
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    anonevent, divineorder

    But I'm not sure I disagree with the concept of state rights. I do understand the arguments that, for example, those led to slavery. For that reason, I say "I'm not sure". On the other hand, if progressives want to create better futures, they should use the GOP witchcraft book, the one that gets people at a young age and, most importantly, infuses every school board in the country with radical republicans. It is fine, I guess, to rail against state rights advocates but our messaging sucks. We need to start getting into the bowels of our political system the same way the GOP has.

    •  States' Rights is a canard (2+ / 0-)
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      Loge, DarkestHour

      I can't think of anyone who has ever been for States' Rights as a principled position that they apply to every question.  "States' Rights" is a slogan to be applied whenever the Federal Government does something you don't like.  And nothing else.

      Many of the "States' Rights" supporters of the Sixties saw nothing they didn't like in New Deal programs that brought projects to their states.  Only on matters of Civil Rights did the "States' Rights" banner wave.

      Or just look at what has been done last week to the rights of Montana to have more campaign financing regulation than what the Supreme Court wants.  Or the Defense of Marriage Act.  Or to states that want more stringent pollution regulations than the federal regs.

      sTiVo's rule: Just because YOU "wouldn't put it past 'em" doesn't prove that THEY did it.

      by stivo on Sun Jul 01, 2012 at 11:29:37 AM PDT

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