At The American Spectator, Stephen Moore reminds readers that in their deep wisdom, America’s founders provided her citizens with the perfect mechanism with which to resolve many of the most contentious political problems that could arise – states’ rights. Moore writes (abridged):
The last several weeks and months Democrats have demonstrated for all to see what a radical party they’ve become.
The left wants 70 percent tax rates, an end to the First and Second Amendment rights, massive new government spending, an end to fossil fuel production, a government takeover of the healthcare system, an end to the Electoral College so they can win more elections and make states irrelevant, open borders, free
everything, abortion on demand, impeachment of Donald Trump, and on and on.
We have strayed far and wide from that founding principle of states’ rights.
Our nation’s laws are now determined by the tyranny of the majority — which is exactly the opposite of our founding principles.
A reinvigorated emphasis on federalism would restore the sovereignty and home rule of the states.
This would allow Americans to self-select where they live. States would have home rule, but of course they would have to comply with the legal protections of U.S. citizens embedded in the Constitution. If you want low taxes, right to work laws, prayer in school, a patient-choice system of free market health care, move
to Texas or Tennessee.
We would have one America with many systems of governing rules at the state and local level.
Conservatives would not have any problem with blue states having expanded rights to do pretty much whatever they wanted. Liberals would greatly resist red states from having such rights. That is true a) because liberals believe in big centralized government having authority over the citizenry (they are more elitist and authoritarian), and b) because they know that the low tax, less regulation, right to work, economic freedom model of the red states would economically crush blue states that want to ramp up socialism.
By the way, if “progressives” are so smart, why are so many millions of Americans fleeing from progressive states — California, Connecticut, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and so on?
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