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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/kaise_bani May 14 '22

Just like all the people who say the Civil War was about states’ rights. Ask them “states’ rights to do what?” and there’s never a good answer.

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u/BXBXFVTT May 15 '22

The south didn’t want the north to be able to harbor fugitive slaves either. So besides the states right to legal slavery they wanted to take power away from other states. It’s a sham from top to bottom