Comment: Regardless of where you place the collectivism, why not

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Regardless of where you place the collectivism, why not

refer to the individual policies of a particular person, rather than asserting that they have inherited some legacy policies of decades past?

I never really accepted the "state's rights" label, because individuals have rights, while governments, regardless of their hierarchical level, have powers that were once believed to have been derived from the consent of the governed.

Your rights as an individual should not be violated by any level of government, but what is often seen is the tug-of-war to see which gang of elected thugs gets to do the honors.