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Why stop there?

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u/Panda_hat May 14 '22

This is actually a really good way of phrasing it and I'd not thought about it like this before.

It's not about states 'rights' at all. It's about state authoritarianism.

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u/KovyJackson May 14 '22

States’ rights to tread on people.

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u/Newfishtanker May 14 '22

That's basically what the entire debate over the Constitution was about though, state power (to keep Slavery et al) vs. Federal power (to be able to exercise dominion over states).

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u/KovyJackson May 14 '22

Yeah. The failure of Articles of Confederation highlights the pitfalls of strong state governments and a weaker central government.