I don’t give a shit about States’ Rights
Ron Paul, his pose of State’s Rights robots, and anyone that expresses the same sentiments make me fear for the state of humanity and rationality. What is so blindingly obvious to me seems to escape so many. It’s funny really, because they dress up their REVOLUTION in psuedo-intellectual justifications and pat each other on the back for finding the easy answer to everything.
Wake the fuck up, people! There is no easy answer to anything. It took a revolution to end slavery. It took almost a century to let women do something as basic as vote. Hell, our country doesn’t even think that women have the right over their own reproduction without decades of talking points. I surmise to end things as entrenched as sexism and homophobia, it might take a holocaust (that is not a justification for genocide, I’m just being cynical, m’kay?).
But all of the above is just me being really cynical. You don’t have to be a pessimist, however, to come to the conclusion that State’s Rights never solved anything.
Seriously, I can’t think of a single thing that state’s rights did that was positive.
I can think of plenty of negative things: slavery, Jim Crow laws, abortion bans, anti-homosexual laws, outlawing gay marriage, funding fuckbag religious types, keeping women out of college, etc.
Face it: when it comes to insuring Civil Rights, states fail spectacularly. I suppose that is because nobody really seems to take a look at who and what they are electing to state positions, so people like Sanatorium get to keep their mandate to speechify about how gay people are going to hell in our Senate.
Regardless, the idea that a land-space terminated by an artificial border has more rights than any single individual is criminally stupid. If my governor was tear-gassing a bunch of people trying to integrate schools, you bet your happy ass that I’d want the whole damned army in there ensuring some civil rights.
It took a war to end slavery, it took the Supreme Court to overturn anti-homosexual laws, and it took several federal amendments to ensure that everyone gets to vote, gets to live and eat and walk where they want regardless of color, and that someone doesn’t get to make more than me solely because they have balls. It should be obvious by now that unless the federal government is willing and able to ensure the spirit of the phrase, “all
men people are created equal”, then a bunch of fuckwits are going to continue to define “people” as “middle class white men who only screw women”.
Yeah, and this shouldn’t surprise anybody. Everyone should have been awake at least once in history class. So excuse me when I shake my head in awe of the absolute stupidity that is invoked when someone supposes that State’s Rights do anything, or that they matter at all.
Because, like I said above, I really don’t give a shit about State’s Rights.