Thursday, December 09, 2004

Andrew Sullivan Understands Federalism

The whole point of federalism is that different states can have different public policies on matters of burning controversy - and that this is okay. Actually, better than okay. The constitution of the United States was devised not as a means to avoid social and cultural polarization, but to manage it without splitting the country apart. And it says a huge amount about our contemporary amnesia about the benefits of federalism that this should now be seen as some sort of revelation.

Amen, brother.


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