How many of these pointless arguments would be solved if we simply gave states the primary authority in all these discussions?

PSUEngineer89

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If we let the voters of Massachusetts have:

Abortion on demand,
Mandatory Green Power.
High Taxes
Mandatory Masking
Vaccine Mandates


And, of course, the voters of South Dakota would select none of those things, with New Hampshire in between.

Doesn't that work for everyone? Of course it does - unless you're an authoritarian Stalin type.
 

Aardvark86

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Defenders of the status quo, Unite!!!
All kidding aside, there is actually “almost” some philosophical coherence to the original post. With the exception perhaps of green energy, and maybe “high taxes”, each of the other items on the list is a subject of health, safety, and morality, ie, the traditional subjects of the police powers originally reserved for the states. I’d argue that energy is more of a commerce related topic and therefore appropriate for the national government, and taxation is something that all governments do.
 

jrs1024

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If we let the voters of Massachusetts have:

Abortion on demand,
Mandatory Green Power.
High Taxes
Mandatory Masking
Vaccine Mandates


And, of course, the voters of South Dakota would select none of those things, with New Hampshire in between.

Doesn't that work for everyone? Of course it does - unless you're an authoritarian Stalin type.
Dems don’t actually want to implement those things. They just want to complain that republicans won’t let them while passing token bills to make it look like they want to. In the meantime, they’re absolutely crushing it with dark money. Why stop the gravy train?
 
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