States' Rights: A Libertarian Dilemma?

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    states are collectives that force themselves upon anyone who happens to live in a given region and do not exist in a libertarian system


    -just like in communism, actually
     
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    Narco-libertarians are generally for anything that gravitates towards anarchy.
     
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    Libertarians who are for "states rights" just for "states rights" sake are not really libertarians...
     
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    Libertarians accept the idea of federalism because it is easier to overturn an unjust law at the state or local level than it is at the national level.
     
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    There is no necessary overlap between libertarian ideology and states rights.

    To say there is betrays one's ignorance or agenda peddling motive.
     
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    According to Madison, it's easier at the state level, with the states having more power, to have injustices imposed by majorities on minorities.
     
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    I've never read that from Madison, and certainly don't agree with it. As I said before, it's easier to overturn unjust laws at the state or local level, and if all else fails you can "vote with your feet." You can move to another city or another state that doesn't have that law. That's not an option with federal law, because it's one size fits all for every state.
     
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    True as that is, one can always move to another state if you don't like the particular state's laws. You can also live in border cities if you want to have the best of both states' politics (i.e. St. George, Utah).

    It's quite a bit more difficult to pick up and leave the country.
     
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    You by your post show quite succinctly that you have NO idea of the Tenth Amendment and it implications regarding thier Sovereign control aside from the Fed. You are polluted.
     
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