I think the South had the right idea in the Civil War, excluding slavery, which was Lincoln's scape goat for the war. State's rights are VERY important. Originally our government was founded solely on state's rights. After the Constitution was made the focus was still on state's rights, just like it should be. Just like different parenting styles, each state has different needs that must be met. If that parenting style works for that child then it makes that child stronger. If each state has its own laws, excluding the Constitutional rights that every state has no matter what, then the nation will be stronger than ever. A powerful national government is VERY dangerous and we have already fought a war against a country with a powerful central government, why do it again?