To: Sherman Logan
Return the federal government to its original limited role. If the People want a welfare state, let it be provided at the State level. Which actually would not violate the original Constitution, which put remarkably few restrictions on what States could do internally.
My Confederate ancestors would agree with you.
posted on 05/30/2012 6:12:52 AM PDT
( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
Of course the present Constitution specifically prohibits what your Confederate ancestors (and mine) fought to defend.
It is also relevant that in the 1850s the later secessionists demanded significant expansion of federal power in order to protect slavery against opposition by northern states based on their States' Rights.
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