If you ever wondered what the other side is saying about you, observe this post from The Elliptical Press.
According to the author, states’ rights is:
“[R]eally an ideology of convenience; most of these so-called libertarians were not in favor of states’ rights trumping federal law when Bush was President. Rather, its a situation of not wanting the other guy’s government to be in control…
Setting aside the transparent reasoning for supporting anti-federalism, what the fauxbertarians exhibit in their outspoken support of state supremacy is a total lack of knowledge of history.”
Notice the use of “anti-federalism” and “state supremacy” to imply that the Tenth Amendment movement is somehow harmful to our system of government.
When, in reality, it is simply a call for the Constitution be honored in both its letter and its spirit, and for our federal government to stop acting as if it is our national government.
But, of course, Americans need a national nanny state because:
“The vast majority of people are short-sighted and self-serving. Allowing a system like anti-federalism to become the rule of the land would lead to eventual collapse.”
Yet, perversely, those who subscribe to such theories of apocalyptic individualism are unable to see the disastrous consequences of forcing 300 million people into the same ideological box.
Thanks, but I’ll take risky freedom over certain tyranny any day.