I would never support state rights over individual rights. But when the federal government starts to show ZERO support for individual rights, it’s time to run to the state for protection, if you can. States like New York, California, etc. will never offer such protection, but states like Florida and Texas will, at least for now. That’s why secession starts to make sense.
The goal isn’t a strong government. The goal is protection of the individual’s sovereignty over his or her life. The federal government of the United States grew too big, too powerful and too concerned with its own welfare over and above the welfare of any actual people. Like it or not, this tyrannical government is now at least as bad as (I would say worse than) the British empire toward the colonists in 1776.
Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason