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Republicans’ Easy Way to Defuse Social Issues

_Shootist_ Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 9:00 AM
" Republicans’ Easy Way to Defuse Social Issues"? Federalism. There is no way a person who believed in Federalism would ever support Roe. Abortion, pot, homosexual marriage, bestiality . . . it should all be left up to the States. There is a reason murder is not a Federal crime.
anonymous3784 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 10:39 AM
Murder is a federal offense. See 18 U.S.C. § 1111 : US Code - Section 1111: Murder

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.