Saturday, August 22, 2009

States' Rights

The tradition that nobody knows. An article by Thomas Woods. Share


MadMonarchist said...

I feel for the guy because anytime the word "nullification" comes up people think segregation and there the conversation ends. The War of 1812 ended before things really came to a head on the political front and since the Civil War it is an unspoken truth that states have rights only until they do something the federal government or the majority in the rest of the country disapproves of. It was so on inter-racial marriages, it was so on segregation and likely would have been so on abortion but there was no willingness to wait for the game to play out. It will likely be the same on gay marriage. The whole issue of states rights has been effectively vilified to the point that if states rights are invoked a majority immediately think something unspeakably evil must be afoot and thwarted by the "benevolent" federal government.

Julygirl said...

Having grown up in the 'South', the importance of States Rights was drummed into our heads in Social Studies and History class. Yes, that was what the Civil War was all about, tragic as it was, and wrong as slavery was. If the New Englanders had been itching for a fight as the Southern States were, there would have been a war much sooner than when the cannons were fired at Fort Sumter.