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Postby Austreylia » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:52 am

Kilobugya wrote:
Austreylia wrote:It's kind of what the constitution affords to them.


Ok, I meant States shouldn't have rights. As for the constitution, the US constitution is in my view a totally obsoleted thing that makes no sense in the modern world and should be completely re-written.

Again, total nonsense.
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Postby Bear Stearns » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:29 am

State governments in the US tend to be nepotistic and corrupt. The federal government is just downright evil. I'll take my chances with the state.
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Postby Neutraligon » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:46 am

Bear Stearns wrote:State governments in the US tend to be nepotistic and corrupt. The federal government is just downright evil. I'll take my chances with the state.

Considering some of the state reactions to covid as well as what they are doing to voting rights I would claim that certain state governments are evil.
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Postby Page » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:48 am

I don't believe in a general principle of power distribution either way, I only judge individual disputes on their own merits. Feds enforcing voting rights: Good. Feds fucking with weed: Bad.

I think of it like there's a crazed murderer and a hungry grizzly bear: Ideally, they'll keep fighting and neither will ever win against the other and turn its knife or teeth on me, but sometimes depending on where you're standing, you want one of the two to be winning at the moment.
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Postby Kilobugya » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:52 am

Page wrote:I think of it like there's a crazed murderer and a hungry grizzly bear: Ideally, they'll keep fighting and neither will ever win against the other and turn its knife or teeth on me, but sometimes depending on where you're standing, you want one of the two to be winning at the moment.


I understand your analogy but you forget that there are more than the murder and the grizzly, but many other threats, like corporations, climate change and pandemics. And while the states and the feds fight each other, those can progress unchecked. Against those evil, until we have a completely different society ("communism" or "anarchy" or whatever) which can't be done in one day, we'll need to wield government power, and the paralysis between fed and states, or the ability to play one state against the other is doing lots of harm.
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Postby Just-An-Illusion » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:53 am

I'm bit neutral on this issue... But the last time we let states have rights we had a civil war. I think we need to balance the powers of both state governments and federal governments.
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Postby Bear Stearns » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:04 am

Neutraligon wrote:
Bear Stearns wrote:State governments in the US tend to be nepotistic and corrupt. The federal government is just downright evil. I'll take my chances with the state.

Considering some of the state reactions to covid as well as what they are doing to voting rights I would claim that certain state governments are evil.


The federal reaction to covid was evil. But go ahead and simp for citibank and amazon.

also doesn't the federal government drone strike children?
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Postby Neutraligon » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:13 am

Bear Stearns wrote:
Neutraligon wrote:Considering some of the state reactions to covid as well as what they are doing to voting rights I would claim that certain state governments are evil.


The federal reaction to covid was evil. But go ahead and simp for citibank and amazon.

also doesn't the federal government drone strike children?

True, Trump's federal reaction was shit, which then meant that state reaction was also even more shit. And local police kill children. Also, not simping for either.
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Postby Punished UMN » Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:19 pm

Kilobugya wrote:
Borderlands of Rojava wrote:So we should have someone who isn't from Washington telling Washington how they should solve their problems? My man, this is why the Soviet Union had alot of issues regarding starvation, because bureaucrats in Moscow were trying to run farming operations all the way across Russia without having the knowledge about how it was going in those far off places.


Actually the Soviet Union had less starvation issues than Tsarist Russia. But that aside, I'm not saying the federal government should micro-manage everything and tell to a farmer in the state of Washington exactly what crop he should plant in which land. But general rules that either create rights which should be universal or have global consequences, like minimal wage, or universal healthcare, or bans on dangerous pesticides, or mask mandates during a pandemic are much more efficiently decided globally yes.

Do you really oppose federal level $15 minimal wage or Medicare for All ? I though that's the kind of things you would support...

Different economies have different needs. Even in the US, there are places where $15/hr is a decent wage, and there are places where it's starvation wages.
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Postby Middle Barael » Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:24 pm

I really don’t see the point of states rights.

For issues that affect a very rage area, the federal government should take care of it, and states should not be contravening this federal laws.

For issues that are more local, the individual municipal areas should control it, and be more autonomous in a sort of municipal confederacy.

States are too small to deal with issues on a big scale, but too big to deal with more local issues. I think they are useful as an intermediary between the federal and local levels, but I do not believe that states should have the same power as the federal government in any way. A municipally-decentralized nationally-unitary system would be the best
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Postby Lady Victory » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:22 pm

States' rights are overrated tbh.
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Postby Lady Victory » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:25 pm

Austreylia wrote:
Kilobugya wrote:
Ok, I meant States shouldn't have rights. As for the constitution, the US constitution is in my view a totally obsoleted thing that makes no sense in the modern world and should be completely re-written.

Again, total nonsense.


Did you come here to debate or just say "no u" because so far you've yet to actually argue anything.
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Postby Postauthoritarian America » Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:06 pm

That question was pretty much settled in 1865. Hint: the states' rights side lost.
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Postby Union of All Socialist Peoples » Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:09 pm

The national government should have hardline power over the states, which are only to be puppets of the communist central system.

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Postby Ayytaly » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:29 pm

Certain federal laws and policies should not be challenged by states, such as civil rights, taxes, and transport.
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Postby Austreylia » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:30 am

Lady Victory wrote:
Austreylia wrote:Again, total nonsense.


Did you come here to debate or just say "no u" because so far you've yet to actually argue anything.

I've posted an argument, if you look a few posts above.

I just don't think a take as ridiculous as "the constitution is obsolete and should be rewritten" even deserves a response that is more than a couple of words in length.
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Postby Kilobugya » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:44 am

Austreylia wrote:I just don't think a take as ridiculous as "the constitution is obsolete and should be rewritten" even deserves a response that is more than a couple of words in length.


Because saying people shouldn't be bound forever by rules decided by a few rich white men living a completely different world over two centuries ago is "ridiculous" ?
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Postby Yeerosland » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:16 am

Elwher wrote:The recent kerfluffle over the Voting Rights Act brings back an eternal question: Does a state have the right to enact laws in contravention to federal law?

Before giving a knee-jerk answer, consider how your answer applies to both civil rights and drug enforcement.

Being a big fan of the red-headed stepchild of the Bill of Rights, the 10th Amendment, I believe that a state should have supreme power over anything not specifically mentioned in the Constitution (including the amendments) and that interstate commerce only occurs if a product or service crosses a state line.


Negotiating with Extraterrestrials then. Leave it to the States!

As to voting, the Feds should leave the States to gerrymander or restrict the mandate, limited only by the SCOTUS. But only for their own elections. Federal elections (including drawing Federal districts) should be the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal government. Including the Electoral College: states should have no role in appointing Electors, binding their votes, etc. The Presidency is Federal.

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Postby Yeerosland » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:19 am

Austreylia wrote:I just don't think a take as ridiculous as "the constitution is obsolete and should be rewritten" even deserves a response that is more than a couple of words in length.


A couple of words in length would be "I just" so maybe stretch your opinion to four words?

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Postby Engadine Mcdonalds 1997 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:30 am

In my opinion states rights is just an excuse to hold reactionary laws in place to subdue the will of the people. We constantly hear the clamouring's of the deep south about their 'states rights' (to either own slaves or disenfranchise African-Americans of political representation) but we never hear the 'progressive' states screech about 'states rights'. Solution? Forcefully drag these fucks into the 21st century kicking and screaming if they feel so inclined, we have always won anyways, why wait for the enemy to adapt?
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Postby Exxosia » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:31 am

I used to believe in states' rights, but over the past few years, I have given up on it. Basically any country that is large enough to have states, is too large to exist, so states rights are moot. The federal level will have too much power in general, so you either roll over and admit defeat or break the country into smaller nations.

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Postby Adamede » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:48 am

“States rights” is just the rallying cry of those who want to have state oppression be done on the state level.
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Postby Ifreann » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:28 am

Austreylia wrote:
Lady Victory wrote:
Did you come here to debate or just say "no u" because so far you've yet to actually argue anything.

I've posted an argument, if you look a few posts above.

I just don't think a take as ridiculous as "the constitution is obsolete and should be rewritten" even deserves a response that is more than a couple of words in length.

Any progress on identifying where in the Constitution states are afforded rights?
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Postby Punished UMN » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:37 am

Ifreann wrote:
Austreylia wrote:I've posted an argument, if you look a few posts above.

I just don't think a take as ridiculous as "the constitution is obsolete and should be rewritten" even deserves a response that is more than a couple of words in length.

Any progress on identifying where in the Constitution states are afforded rights?

I know you're not American, but come on, Iffy:

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Postby Ifreann » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:42 am

Punished UMN wrote:
Ifreann wrote:Any progress on identifying where in the Constitution states are afforded rights?

I know you're not American, but come on, Iffy:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

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Austreylia wrote:Yeah, that's not correct at all.

In fact it is entirely correct. Let's skip the boring back and forth bit. You're going to say something to the effect of "Read the Tenth Amendment", because you've heard so-called states rights advocates talking about the Tenth Amendment. But I'm guessing that you haven't actually read the Tenth Amendment recently.
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No reference to rights at all. But imagine arguing for states powers. "We want more government power!" wouldn't play well with Republican voters, not when you say it openly. So instead they argue for states rights, because that sounds good, that can be sold as a noble and brave endeavour. But it's a lie. It's a marketing ploy.
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