This is a post from my secondary blog, Gulf South Free Press……I feel that this subject is driving many of the restrictive policies in many states…..too many laws with NO oversight. Enjoy chuq
College of Political Knowledge
I would like to take a closer look at the whole states rights thing and what it means to the country today.
- States’ rights refer to the political rights and powers granted to the states of the United States by the U.S. Constitution.
- Under the doctrine of states’ rights, the federal government is not allowed to interfere with the powers of the states reserved or implied to them by the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
- In issues such as enslavement, civil rights, gun control, and marijuana legalization, conflicts between states’ rights and the powers of the federal government have been a part of civic debate for over two centuries.
The debate over states’ rights started with the writing of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. During the Constitutional Convention, the Federalists, led by John Adams, argued for a powerful federal…
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