Wednesday, March 03, 2010

CNN: "States' Rights Is Racist"

No, really:

This is the juvenile mentality that has to be dealt with.


John Sanzone said...

Unfortunately in the past and present, politicians have used states' rights only when convenient--like in trying to enforce 'racist' policies in the South, or today on issues like gay marriage, etc.

At the same time, anti-republican (small r) interests tend to associate states' rights only with enemies who cared about the principle in part and not in whole.

Ben Oravetz said...

The 10th amendment is part of the Bill of Rights. It wasn't racist when it was enacted, but was meant to ensure some level of state sovereignty.

JohnJ said...

Politicians are hypocrites? No way!!

Politicians are hypocritical about everything. They're always selective in how they apply their arguments. And they always try to associate their opponents with the most unpopular thing they can.

Thus, it should be no surprise that politicians, who love getting more power for themselves, will do everything they can to smear ideas that would result in less power for them.

It's not a coincidence that politicians disparage the idea of giving them less power; it's the nature of the system.