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4,155 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by Fenris

Do you believe that states should be able to decide for themselves their stance on issues?
abortion, same-sex marriage, drug legalization, etc.


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17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/18/05 - 3:57:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
There are some issues I would agree with this on. Most of the issues you bring up would be difficult to do on a state by state basis. Is a marraige in one state valid in another, does it then get recognized by the feds for tax purposes? Abortion: May swing on definition of murder. IF it's murder, then states can't decide individually. If it's merely a moral question, then I don't see why not. Drug legalization, this one I think should be state by state.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/18/05 - 4:08:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
We kinda already do. That's why not all states have the same laws.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 2/19/05 - 12:38:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
don't checks and balances make sure that the states have a say in what goes on in relation to those issues? i thought we already had that.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 2/20/05 - 12:55:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
i think someone already tried this....it kind of resulted in the civil war. you need an over-all government- someone to have the final say.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 2/20/05 - 1:28:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
On some issues, yes, but not on all issues.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 2/20/05 - 9:23:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yah that way all the right wing crhsitian wackwackjobscould all live in one state and not ruin it for th rest of us
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 2/20/05 - 7:22:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
The individual is the state, how ya like that libertarian poo?
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 2/20/05 - 7:27:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
We tried that. Its called the Articles of COnfederation. Look into it and then explain to me why it didn't work. Hint: it has to deal with a number of states approving something.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 2/20/05 - 7:28:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
And if you want individual issues such as abortion, euthenasia(sic) then... many already do, its just that people complain to the point it gets to a federal level. Its politics, its a mess, thats the way it goes.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 2/20/05 - 9:25:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
That would just deivde the country even more, as if red states and blue states aren't enough!
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 2/20/05 - 11:33:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
no because it creates a division between the country.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 2/21/05 - 3:13:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
America should have the same laws in ALL of the states. That is why we're call the UNITED States of America. If we all have different laws, than why don't we just make 50 different countries? It defeats the whole purpose of being one nation.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 2/21/05 - 4:52:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
ILU.. yes, and I think the best way to view the U.S. is as a 50-nation alliance of some sort, with the federal government serving as the glue that keeps it somewhat united.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 3/8/05 - 2:40:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Stuff like same-sex marriage cannot be decided by individual states because there's a clause in the Constitution that makes marriages and anything else that's legally binding valid in every state no matter where in the U.S. it occurred.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/6/05 - 6:52:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
No way. I don't wanna civil war up in here.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/6/05 - 6:52:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
No way. I don't wanna civil war up in here.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/7/05 - 4:07:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, the US constitution thinks so.

The Tenth Amendment:

"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."

16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/3/05 - 4:05:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
What if one state got WAY overpopulated because everyone liked the rules in one state better than the one that they were living in?
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/3/05 - 4:07:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
we should but most laws on that stuff is made by the federal goverment and give states little say.
14 yrs ago - Saturday 5/24/08 - 10:53:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
For the most part, yes



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