There’s a conversation going on around the blogs about the sometimes controversial term “states’ rights.” See Grits for Breakfast’s response to a Bob Herbert article touted by Big Tent Democrat and responses by Jeralyn Merritt and then Alex.
I’ll add my quick two cents.
First cent: At a time when federal authoritarianism is ascendant, I’ll take the pitfalls of states’ rights any day. It’s much easier to move to another state for justice than another country.
‹It is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that a single courageous State may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.Š