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

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  • Abortion

    7 53.85%
  • Marriage

    7 53.85%
  • Slavery

    4 30.77%
  • Narcotics consumption

    9 69.23%
  • Prostitution

    10 76.92%
  • Adoption

    9 69.23%
  • Trade & Commerce

    8 61.54%
  • Immigration

    4 30.77%
  • Education

    9 69.23%
  • Religion

    1 7.69%
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    Which of these should the state have power over?

    Alright, try #2.

    Which of the following should states have power over?






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    Re: Which of these should the state have power over?

    religion-neither

    trade and commerce-both depending on the scope

    slavery -violates the 14th amendment-among other things-a state cannot make it legal

    education mainly state though the federal government properly has authority to maintain the USMA at West Point and the USNA at Annapolis for example and the Coast Guard Academy

    narcotics-other than import duties-purely a state issue



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    Re: Which of these should the state have power over?

    I feel like you could roll a lot of them into just criminal law.

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    Re: Which of these should the state have power over?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Alright, try #2.

    Which of the following should states have power over?






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    By "have state power over," I assume you mean impervious to Federal oversight?

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    Re: Which of these should the state have power over?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    By "have state power over," I assume you mean impervious to Federal oversight?


    whether something is a state legislative power or not, federal courts do have authority to heard cases if a state legislative power were to violate natural rights, or the privileges and immunities of "Citizens of the U.S."

    the problem today is ......the congress seeks to create legislation to rectify rights, and privileges violations, which they have no authority to do, that is the job of the Judaical branch.

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    Re: Which of these should the state have power over?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Alright, try #2.

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    i would have added state legislative power..instead of just power.

    example....commerce is a state legislative power inside of its own state, where as its a federal power AMONG the 50 states.

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    Re: Which of these should the state have power over?

    Good poll. I like the question. Some thoughts...

    - Abortion: State. If one views abortion as murder, then it should be equated with murder legally. That means if murder is currently a state issue then abortion should be as well. If abortion is not murder, then absolutely a state issue.

    - Marriage: State. Solely. In fact, I'm starting to question why any government should have any say or influence whatsoever, excepting only minimum ages of consent.

    - Slavery: Ridiculous inclusion, but federal. As has been pointed out, violates 14th Amendment, and should remain so.

    - Narcotics Consumption: State.

    - Prostitution: State.

    - Adoption: State, within the state. Federal if crosses state lines and/or international boundaries.

    - Trade & commerce: State, within the state. Federal if crosses state lines and/or international boundaries. But, only if it *really* crosses state lines. None of this absurd expansion of the Commerce Clause we have had since pretty much right after the country was founded. And it should have to actually cross state lines, not just nebulously affect interstate commerce.

    - Immigration: Federal. Solely.

    - Education. State. Solely. I'd actually like to see it go down to the county level, but I'd settle for state.

    - Religion: Federal, solely and minimally.
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