View Poll Results: Which of the following should states have power over?

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  • Marriage

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  • Slavery

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  • Narcotics consumption

    26 46.43%
  • Prostitution

    21 37.50%
  • Adoption

    2 3.57%
  • Trade & Commerce

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  • Immigration

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  • Education

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Thread: Which of these is a state right?

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    Which of these should states have power over?

    I've always wondered which of these the state has the right to restrict, determine, defend, expand etc. Be advised, poll is PUBLIC.
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    Re: Which of these should states have power over?

    You set it up so we can only choose 1? Why?
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    Re: Which of these should states have power over?

    Poll allows only one choice...
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    Re: Which of these should states have power over?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Poll allows only one choice...
    yeah, its worthless due to that

    stuff like international relations, treaties, immigration-federal

    drugs, marriage etc-state



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    Re: Which of these should states have power over?

    I would say all of them

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    Re: Which of these should states have power over?

    Abortion: No, its an individual Right due to privacy Rights.

    Marriage: Marriage is a fundamental Right. Neither the Feds or the State has any power in this beyond ensuring that informed consent is given and no children are married off.

    Slavery: No such right exists in any aspect of society.

    Narcotics consumption: While on a personal level I think this should be outlawed to the fullest extent, it is an individual Right based along same lines as abortion and privacy. So no state right here either.

    Prostitution: Individual Right: Again, privacy. State does have an interest in making sure that no disease is spread however so while they cannot ban it they can regulate it to the point where health safety is considered.

    Adoption: Definitely a state right.

    Trade & Commerce: Federal power. (note: I didn't say Right as the Feds have no Rights)

    Immigration: This should be both a Fed power and a State Right as illegal immigration most definitely affects the States both economically, criminally, and health.

    Education: I believe that everyone has the right to as much knowledge as possible. This is imo a combination of both Federal, State AND indidividual powers/rights depending on context.

    Religion: Individual Right. No State or the Federal government should ever have the power to regulate it in any way. Note: I said REGULATE. It is imo perfectly ok for the government employees both low and high to display their beliefs just like everyone else. Doesn't matter if its on government property or not.

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    Re: Which of these should states have power over?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I've always wondered which of these the state has the right to restrict, determine, defend, expand etc. Be advised, poll is PUBLIC.
    Is this about state rights? or is 'state' used as a generic pronoun to represent any government?

    The government is an organization that can make any rules that they want to make. All of them. People refuse to acknowledge that governments doesn't have to fit within the parameters that you want them to fit into.

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    Re: Which of these should states have power over?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    I would say all of them
    immigration?



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    Re: Which of these should states have power over?

    States don't have rights, that is a dangerous proposition. They have powers by consent of the people.
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    Re: Which of these is a state right?

    states have powers, the federal government only has powers delegated to it by the several states and the people. People have rights

    the federal government should be limited to matters that states cannot handle (i.e. entering into treaties with foreign nations, war, etc) and not ones that state laws can handle.



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