State Rights (in my opinion)
From studying politics and the history of, I have my “educated” opinion on the matter of States Rights.
State rights is a very important part of the United States. Each State is similar to their own little country (much like in the European Union). Our founding fathers knew this country would grow to large for one central government; which is why they gave the Federal Government little to take care of.
It was important to form a bond between the States to improve travel, the economy, and defense. If the United States were not united at all; but instead little independent countries, it would be difficult to travel across borders.
States would have their own currency, making it harder to trade goods and resources. The “unUnited” States would be extremely vulnerable to attack; there would be several small armies, but nothing like we have today.
States should have more power than the Federal Government, is the freedom of choice. If someone lives in a State and they do not agree with the laws that State has in place; that person can move to whatever State fits their lifestyle.
It is much easier to move to another State than another Country.
States should be taking care of things such as health care, education, age to drink and buy tobacco, and many others of the sort.
We are a diverse people; those of us in New York have different needs than those in California.