Originally Posted by Chainfire
In the 1860s a group of States told the Federal Government what the Feds could and could not do in their States. After four years of bloodshed the Feds won and the States lost. To my knowledge, nothing, in the law, has changed since then.
The notion of "States Rights" died at Appomattox Court House. (check the history books)
BS, through and through. The 9th and 10th amendments did not die with the end of the civil war, they were never repealed from The Constitution of the United States of America, and The Constitution did not end with the re-election of Obama.
You can quit the dramatic comparisons. The civil war was fought over the rights of states to secede from the union. Lincoln freed the slaves through EO, using his wartime powers, then demanded the Southern States free their slaves upon re-admission to the Union. The South took the deal, because that's all they were going to get. They were more worried about being hanged for treason.
But to say, "The North won", there's no states rights, is complete and utter BS, misinformation or outright deception.
The civil war settled the secession argument. Not states rights, not by a long shot. That's how Obamacare passed, it was cited as a tax. And the Supreme Court DID look to see if the federal overstepped their bounds.