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Republicans’ Easy Way to Defuse Social Issues

anonymous3784 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 9:21 AM
Bruc Bialosky gets paid for this idiocy? The shortsighted should stay out of policy debates! The overwhelming majority of Repubs would not argue against State's Rights. The problem with letting individual states decide issues like these is that when fed statutes contradict looser state statutes it creates voids for where & how federal tax $ can be used. The gay marriage issue isn't resolved as a State's Rights issue because the Alinsky-ites behind the rabid LGBT movement want federal $ subsidies that hetero's receive, like spousal benefits and tax deductions. As for legalizing pot, the taxpayer & the business owner are now stuck with the cost of restructuring drug safety policies in the work place & on the roads!
johnm h Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 9:50 AM
While drug policy falls legitimately under interstate commerce once legalized drugs cross borders. Social issues are not federal responsibilities. If one state outlaws all abortion, individuals are free to go to different states to obtain one. Of course the Federal government should not be funding abortion or any of the unconstitutional and unwise social policy.
anonymous3784 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 10:36 AM
Last time I checked the interstate highway system runs through the states. So how do you propose that law enforcement enforce the DUI laws? Why should we all put our lives in the hands of a bunch of stoners with diminished response times, or bouts of paranoia & drowsiness?

In theory I agree about abortion. Now, please tell me how to defund planned parenthood, medicaid, et al programs that fund "reproductive health"? Next, pls tell us how to fund private health care's need to comply with 50 different state mandates on payment polices. Or, how to fund the increased A/P & accounting requirements for compliance? And it goes on an on infinitum.
johnm h Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 1:35 PM
PP funding, win a few elections. I have no clue what you are saying about interstate highways. As to health care, that's easy let the states decide, get the feds out, Some states will privatize, that will work, other states may follow. Do you think a country as large and diverse as the US can run anything centrally? Nonsense.

This is part two of a column on the state of Republicanism and how they should move forward.

In 1973, the Supreme Court issued one of their worst rulings ever in Roe v. Wade. Largely made from “whole cloth,” the ruling has started a 40-year fight over abortion that unnecessarily has divided this country. If Republican principles were in place on this issue, then there would be a heated discussion; but the core of the fight would be defused and the issue would be handled at the state level where it properly belongs and where other issues should be handled.