So are you saying that "the law" as it currently exists for abortion/religion/firearm ownership is wrong, because some people don't agree with it?
No, not at all.
I am saying the role of the federal government is to pass laws that operate only on an inter-state level.
State laws should only deal with matters that occur on an intra-county/parish level.
County laws should only deal with matters on an inter-city level.
City laws should only deal with matters on an inter-neighborhood level.
Neighborhood laws should only deal with matters affecting the neighborhood, not the personal matters of its citizens.
Any matter that operates on an individual level that affects no one but the individual and his immediate family unit is not within the government's purview.
Abortion, religion, firearms possession, marriage, ethnicity, education and many other issues are individual matters that should never have been addressed by a governing body.
The fact that it not only has been addressed and codified, but deemed a legitimate function of government, is a statement to the sad state of affairs of the education and docile acceptance of tyranny by our citizenry.
The whole idea of decentralized government is to retain the flexibility in societal norms necessary to allow widely varied social groups to retain their identity while providing a framework within which they can comfortably co-exist.
Even though "the law"s are written to protect a portion of the population from having other's views forced on them?
Actually, the entire Constitution is a short list of what the government is allowed to do with vehement restrictions on interfering with an individuals right to pursue happiness.
The protection of individuals from having the views of others forced upon them is one of the foundations of that document.
It IS government's business...if there were no laws to separate church & state, this country would be awash in a shambles of McCarthyistic attacks and bigotry;
First, there is no clause in the Constitution that prohibits all interactions between church and state.
The only mention of the subject is a mandate upon Congress that it shall pass no law regarding the establishment of a national religion.
There is no mandate to keep church and state separate, just a restriction prohibiting the state from establishing a religion and forcing everyone to observe it.
Second, no amount of legislation will ever control what happens inside a persons mind.
Dont look now, but McCarthyistic attacks and bigotry are extant all around you.
Todays largest Bigotry Target of the New Century is anyone of the Muslim faith.
It doesnt matter that only a small percentage of Muslims pervert their faith to justify violent actions, ALL Muslims are last decades THEM.
The second largest Bigotry Target of the New Century seems to be anyone of Hispanic descent.
It doesnt matter that only a percentage of Hispanics are in the county illegally, ALL Hispanics are this decades THEM.
The point, in case anyone missed it, is that you cannot regulate thoughts and bigotry is merely the result of the thought processes (or lack thereof) of short-sighted, opinionated jackasses.
if there were no government regulation of firearm ownership, we would see more of what's happening in Mexico;
Are you claiming there is no government regulation of firearm ownership in Mexico?
Or, are you claiming that government can effectively control an individuals determination to commit violence?
You will find that neither is the case.
if there hadn't been R v W, then women, especially poor women, would suffer.
Again, Roe vs. Wade should never have even been considered.
Abortion is an individual choice that is no business of the government.
Also, the implication that poor women would suffer more than other women is irrelevant.
Individual wealth should not be a concern for governments in establishing policy.Personally,
I disapprove of the use of abortion merely as a primary means of convenient birth control for those too lackadaisical in their approach to family planning.
However, I also consider abortion in those circumstances to be of huge benefit to society as it removes more stupid DNA from the gene pool.
So, while I would not approve of it as a personal choice for me, I would not try to impeded anyone else from doing so, because it is none of my damned business what someone else chooses for themselves!
Same goes for the federal government Nunya.