Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Something to Be Said for States' Rights

Froma Harrop, Detroit News
Majorities in liberal states often back policies that most folks in conservative states abhor -- and vice versa. The difficulty of reaching accord among warring but heartfelt views partly explains Washington's paralysis.But note this: New York recently legalized gay marriage without having to consult with Tennessee, Nebraska and Idaho. Alabama limited the right to abortion without having to compromise with California, Massachusetts and Hawaii. With Washington, D.C., in disarray, this has been a busy time for states going their own way.Does the trend represent federalism at its best or...

Source: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/08/16/letting_states_make_policy_110895.html

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