Tuesday, November 16, 2004

I have a new motto: Think Locally. Act Locally. I think the South had it right with their whole States Rights idea. This article on Salon sums it up pretty well. It's a great read and it speaks to how I'm feeling at the moment. "We'll just make sure that abortion remains safe and legal in the cities where we live, and the states we control, and when your daughter or sister or mother dies in a botched abortion, we'll try not to feel too awful about it."

That's about the sum of it, isn't it? I think those of us with solid progressive ideals will continue to thrive in cities, and more and more progressives will move out of red states as they continue to pass more draconian laws that curb their civil liberties. Perhaps we should throw the mantle of States Rights on our shoulders as the conservatives have for years. Even the more conservative Supreme Court Justices tend to rule in favor of States Rights, don't they?


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