Skip to comments.Why I Don’t Support “States’ Rights”
Posted on 07/06/2012 2:40:23 PM PDT by Sark
Once someone uses the term states rights these days, the following conversation is seemingly inevitable:
Person 1: States rights!? Like the Confederates believed in? What, are you a racist!?
Person 2: No, Im not a racist! I just think that the federal government is too strong, thats all! States have rights too, were supposed to have a FEDERAL system!
Person 1: Oh, sure! You just think that the states need the RIGHT to discriminate against minorities!
Obviously, that was an overly simplified (and poorly scripted) conversation. My point is that most people automatically associate the term states rights with some form of overt or subtle racism. Personally, I believe that extremely few users of the term are racists, or advocate for states rights due to race-related reasons. So, that puts me on the side of Person 2.
I also agree with Person 2 that the federal government has grown too powerful at the expense of state governments, and that this has damaged the American system of federalism. So, do I agree with Person 2 on the issue of states rights?
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reg45, The 17th Amendment needs to be repealed to restore the Senate to what it must be.
The entire purpose for Lincoln to engage the War of Northern Aggression was to “preserve the Union” (read Federal).
The Southern States were merely responding to the outrages that were being conducted by the Northern Industrial States.
States don’t have ‘rights’, they have powers.
Only individuals have rights.
You can’t blame Lincoln for your current ongoing state fire sale of powers.
why not just say I believe in the Constitution including the 10th amendment
exactly and thiough I[ve had this debate with tons of people to their face I will not shut up speaking about it, if those can give their lives then I can fly a flag and speak up
People like that are against a business monopoly, because as a consumer they loose. They understand that they loose freedom to choose products, services, and pay higher prices under a corporate monopoly.
Government monopolies are more dangerous. They have power over you that corporations do not. A Nationalist government is a government monopoly and we all loose. We need Federalism under a Federal Republic to have competition among the states. They the states that cut taxes, promote business freedom, individual liberty and property rights will prosper. States that promote socialism will fail.
National Socialism or Socialist Democracy will pull all of us down with no where to escape to.
“You should be angriest at Booth because he singlehandedly handed power to those who sought to punish the south.”
True, but I still hate damn Yankees. Excluding NY Yankees baseball.
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