Comparing Clinton to historic haters like Strom Thurmond, the Democratic presidential hopeful digs into Clinton’s religious-like espousal of state’s rights…
The former Alaska Senator and gay-friendly, progressive politico writes:
During last week’s historic gay debate, Hillary Clinton dredged up the old states rights argument when justifying her opposition to gay marriage. Apparently she thinks that the second class citizenship of gays and lesbians is a matter for the states to decide.
By drawing upon the language of states rights, Hillary embraces the tradition of John Calhoun and the defenders of slavery along with Strom Thurmond and the segregationists. Throughout our nation’s history, every time national public opinion turns against oppression, opponents of progress use states rights to present themselves as defenders of liberty in the face of federal power.
States rights has always been the last refuge of the bigots.
Damn, girl. If words could slap, these would definitely leave a mark. And, possibly, permanently disfigure.
Gravel’s definitely got a point, though. As we’ve seen, federalism doesn’t have the most stellar equal rights record. When will politicos stop taking the easy way out and forge a new, unified America? We’re not asking them to walk on water, sheesh.