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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-16-09 04:08 PM
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2. It's a racist buzz-word term
Originated when the civil rights amendment was introduced by LBJ.
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  -Why is "state rights" associated with the right-wing in America? Smith_3  Apr-16-09 04:06 PM   #0 
  - Civil War.  AspenRose   Apr-16-09 04:08 PM   #1 
  - It's a racist buzz-word term  blogslut   Apr-16-09 04:08 PM   #2 
  - Another thing I don't understand about right-wing Americans.....  Cali_Democrat   Apr-16-09 04:08 PM   #3 
  - Think about it this way.  laconicsax   Apr-16-09 04:16 PM   #12 
     - Exactly. Change comes first at state level and then federal. Rather than change,  SemiCharmedQuark   Apr-16-09 04:17 PM   #14 
     - Things were better in the past...from a racist White male perspective.  Caliman73   Apr-16-09 04:35 PM   #22 
        - That is so well said.  Cali_Democrat   Apr-16-09 05:56 PM   #28 
  - Every time the Democrats hold the white house, the GOP screams state's rights  WeDidIt   Apr-16-09 04:09 PM   #4 
  - Racism  Stinky The Clown   Apr-16-09 04:10 PM   #5 
  - Because usually it's in connection with "States Rights" to Jim Crow, Slavery, Anti-Equal Rights or  SemiCharmedQuark   Apr-16-09 04:10 PM   #6 
  - Exactly. (nt)  Cali_Democrat   Apr-16-09 04:11 PM   #8 
  - Another thing I don't understand about right-wing Americans  No More Bushbots   Apr-16-09 04:11 PM   #7 
  - And they scream about abortion being bad, but they don't want contraceptives  Lex   Apr-16-09 04:30 PM   #19 
  - That expression is code for slavery - States have powers, not rights  slackmaster   Apr-16-09 04:12 PM   #9 
  - I think it's more a regional thing...  jamesbolton   Apr-16-09 04:12 PM   #10 
  - Because america has a history of state rights vs human rights  mrcheerful   Apr-16-09 04:14 PM   #11 
  - No more logical than rightists/corporatists referring to Obama's admin as "fascist." Pot meet kettle  Echo In Light   Apr-16-09 04:16 PM   #13 
  - Yeah, where were all those right wingers when the Republicans proposed a Federal Marriage Amendment?  ck4829   Apr-16-09 04:18 PM   #15 
  - Thanks for all the replys.  Smith_3   Apr-16-09 04:21 PM   #16 
  - It also provides cover so you don't have to directly oppose legislation.  SemiCharmedQuark   Apr-16-09 04:24 PM   #17 
  - States rights are important and it's not just about slavery, states rights gives the Untied States  Uncle Joe   Apr-16-09 04:25 PM   #18 
  - It hasn't always been this way.  Coffee and Cake   Apr-16-09 04:31 PM   #20 
  - +1 I always think of federalists vs republicanists when someone says states' powers. n/t  X_Digger   Apr-16-09 04:45 PM   #24 
  - The only time I remember the left wing using "states rights" here was with regards to  pampango   Apr-16-09 04:34 PM   #21 
  - In RW terms, "states rights" equates to "I got mine".  bluesbassman   Apr-16-09 04:40 PM   #23 
  - The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1968. nt  anonymous171   Apr-16-09 04:45 PM   #25 
  - During their mid-90s Contract On America campaign, all they talked about  valerief   Apr-16-09 04:53 PM   #26 
  - Like everything in their creed, it is selective  Still Sensible   Apr-16-09 04:57 PM   #27 
  - Except in California when it's about medical marijuana n/t  Duer 157099   Apr-16-09 05:57 PM   #29 
  - It's a way of saying: "We think states should be allowed to have legal slavery!"  Arugula Latte   Apr-16-09 05:57 PM   #30 

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