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  •  The "states' rights" has been co-opted (2+ / 0-)
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    AaronInSanDiego, Eric Nelson

    Historically the word "federalism" has tended to have greater connotations of "centralism" than localism, especially in the United States. The Federalist Party was much more in favor of a stronger federal government than the Anti-Federalists and Democratic-Republicans wanted, but contrast that with the use in the post revolutionary United Mexican States (1824-1835) where the federalists and the centralists were on opposites sides of the authority of the federal government spectrum with the federalists favoring greater state autonomy. This spectrum was also independent of the two dominant political parties of the era not unlike the U.S. pre-Southern Strategy.

    "Lesbian and gay people are a permanent part of the American workforce, who currently have no protection from the arbitrary abuse of their rights on the job." --Coretta Scott King

    by craigkg on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 06:36:09 PM PDT

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