Skip to comments.CNN's Costello: States' Rights is Like 'Asking the Children to be the Parents'
Posted on 07/31/2009 4:38:17 PM PDT by Pyro7480
CNN correspondent Carol Costello aired a fair report on Fridays American Morning about the several states which passed resolutions that asserted their rights under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and asked for viewer responses on the issue, but later stated that her favorite [viewer] comment so far...asking for states rights is asking, you know, the children to be the parents [audio clips from the report are available here].
Costello began her report, which aired just before the bottom of the 6 am Eastern hour, with the question, should states rights trump the fed? She also highlighted the premise that the concept of states rights is as old as America.
The CNN correspondent used three sound bites from Texas Governor Rick Perrys speech to a tea party in April 2009, which was widely circulated around the Internet. She also featured clips from an Republican state legislator from Oklahoma and a constitutional law professor....
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
See video clips from Costello's report: CNN Runs Fair Report on States' Rights, But Costello Hints She Disagrees
Well, women look to the federal government to replace husbands and fathers.
It was the STATES that created the Federal Government. CNN gets it backwards as usual.
The states have been dumped on for decades. They’re not even represented in our Federal Government. That was changed in the 17th Amendment to our Constitution. I guess since the Civil War, it was proven that the States don’t need any say in what the Federal Government does. Maybe that’s why we haven’t had many applications for statehood lately. If they were represented, maybe Mexico would like to become a State?
I’m self reliant. But true, some do look for help to the fed’s ...but only because they’ve not been taught how to fend for themselves in any situation ...
Exactly. Is it too much to ask that a talking head has a rudimentary grasp of American history and the constitution? I guess it is.
Yet another “learned” individual unfamiliar with Texas v. White.
The inability to understand even the most basic aspects of our form of Federalism never ceases to amaze.
If you got married, had 10-kids with your beloved husband who made you promises, your husband ran off with the babysitter:
Would you want the feds to track your husband across state lines for child support?
Getting worse than I thought. Must be that “living Constitution” thing.
The sad fact of some families is that when the parents become completely disfunctional, the children have to assume the parents’ responsibilities. Could the states “parents” become any more disfunctional?
She pontificates about that which she doesn't understand. The Federal gov't is the child of the States as Jeb says. I'm all in favor of the States reminding the Fed of that thru Nullification but the trick is finding a way to make it stick in the face of inevitable financial coercion by the Fed. The 16th and 17th Amendments have to go; 17 to restore the States' representation and 16 to get the Fed's hands off the money.
Yep. Too many female voters see the government as breadwinner and “baby daddy.”
All of us need to be reminded that the federal government did not create the states; the states created the federal government.”
Perhaps, but at the same time who do you want paying for your retirement, the fed/China or yourself through retirement savings.
Yup, those political science and law degree holders are so very much more demanding of intellectual talent.
Right now, the only intellect in DC is in the Pentagon.
And... the Obamaloons had better be very worried about that.
Absolutely ... what I was referring to however is being self sufficient. Not all women have ten kids who’s husband ran off.
Someone needs to hook up a Fluke meter to the graves of our Founders! The spinning they’re doing would EASILY beat Solar Power for generation!
These MSM idiots have turned to the Propagandist bent, and I believe it is time to rid our Republic of their ilk.
Any Henry Bowman’s among us? Icepicks, anyone?
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