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Republicans’ Easy Way to Defuse Social Issues

John1921 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 10:08 PM
Having given no possible guidance on whether the States or the people have certain powers, the Constitution is silent on the question, by it's language. Notice it also doesn't say "powers prohibited to it by the States and the people..." Homos ar less than 2% of the population -- screw them. Figuratively speaking, of course. The Founding fathers had no problem with sodomy being a Common Law crime, punishable by death. Probably why nobody can find a FF comment on gay marriage. What would they have recommended -- adjoining scaffolds?
FlamingLiberalMultiCulturalist Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 11:56 PM
It is the Constitition itself that limits the powers of Federal Govt. And all manner of things were unthinkable in 1776 that are accepted now. Back then very, very few Black men married white women, for example.

It just seems arbitrary to me to decide out of hand that all Social issues should be decided state-by-state.

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.