The Midterms Made a National Divorce Inevitable

Source: Libertarian Institute
by Ryan McMaken

“We should expect more state governments to simply refuse to play along with federal policy. Democrat-controlled state governments have done this for years, of course, with policies like creating ‘sanctuary cities’ for immigrants or legalizing recreational marijuana (the latter has not become virtually mainstream thanks to state level resistance). But the fact is that state governments do have the ability to push back against federal policy makers. States can interfere with federal education policy. States can refuse to enforce federal gun laws. States can make their own abortion policies. States can refuse to do what they’re told. Over time, this will build further cultural and legal differences between states, just as the covid lockdowns and mask mandates made it clear that there were real differences between states.” (11/10/22)