I guess federalism is a great evil then, Jack.
You are free to guess what ever you want, and why you would guess that is not known by me. But, you appear to have little knowledge of the history of your country, so there you go.
States have no rights, while the federal government should hold all the chips.
This is something you believe? It is certainly not something I discussed, I wonder if you feel the need to make up arguments you wish I had made, so that you could respond to them, rather than to what I actually said.
Of course the democrats of today have evolved as well from Kennedy to Obama. The message has gone from ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country’ to the party of ‘No fair! Where’s mine?’.
If you want to discuss political parties, feel free to do so, but, don’t include me in your discussion, I am not discussing political parties, except as I stated the positions held by particular parties in the 1860’s. What Democrats or Republicans did or didn’t do at any other time in history is not part of this discussion, but feel free to start one.
SDI was clever rhetoric more than anything else-but effective. And in case you believe missile defense technology is nonsense, well, try telling that to the Israelis.
Once again you made up the argument you wish I had made so that you could argue against it, I think that is called the Strawman fallacy. I made no statements on the efficacy of missile defense.
. And the conservatives of the late 18th Century feared was Philadelphia becoming another London-an oppressive central power.
No, you are exactly backwards. The Conservatives of the day supported London and the King against the liberals who fought them, look up the definition of ‘Tory’
Keep in mind that’s why we have the Bill of Rights and why the Tenth Amendment (which is routinely trampled by the federal government) was the crowning jewell for those ‘conservatives’ you speak of.
No, again, you are wrong. The Federal Constitution did not contain a Bill of Rights, the flaming liberal Thomas Jefferson insisted upon one.
Really, this continually cracks me up, you conservatives must get your history from cracker jack boxes. America was founded as the most radical leftist government ever created upon the earth up to that time, and the conservatives of the time, your ideological forbearers fought against it bitterly. That tended to get them tarred, feathered and run out of town on a rail, and at the conclusion of the Revolutionary War it was the Conservatives, not the liberals that ran back to England or north to Nova Scotia.
Seriously, learn the history of your own country.