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  •  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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