Arguments That Give Me Pause: ‘States’ Rights!!!’

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Before Scott Pruitt was trying to be the head of the EPA, he was Oklahoma’s Attorney General, and he loved to sue the federal government.

We should be allowed to ignore laws that infringe upon states’ rights!

When Americans learn about their government and politics, they will eventually hear about the states’ rights debate. Some of us first heard of the doctrine when we learned about the Civil War. But it undoubtedly shows up now when issues like drug policy and gun control are discussed.

The point of this post is not to eschew the idea of states’ rights in its entirety. Of course, there are times when state law must be respected and take precedence, because it makes the most sense. But there are sinister reasons for certain parties to take up the mantle for the states.

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