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States rights.

This isn't so much pointed here as it's pointed at comments I see on a local paper's site where I can't comment because I don't have a bookface account. I don't get why people think states' rights mean that the states can do things that go against the US Constitution. The Bill of Rights is not just a document that limits the federal government, it also gives the federal government the power to limit the states' powers when they trounce on peoples' UNALIENABLE rights. All states' rights mean is that the states have powers to setup agencies to keep infrastructure and stuff like that going. It doesn't mean states can do something like make an official state religion, censor speech, ban guns, etc. One minute people cry states' rights and the next they cry violation of the 4th by police. Which is it?