Edge of Chaos is a political podcast starring Joe Ryan and Neurotoxin. Its aim is to have a free-flowing discussion of news and current events that also examines the empirical outcomes of public policy, avoiding biases based on ideology and policy intentions. Listener discretion is both advised and encouraged.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Next Federalism Battle: Abortion

Abortion is heading back to the Supreme Court. Contrary to the panic of some pro-choice activist friends of mine - the SCOTUS has been on a Federalist binge in recent years and will likely uphold Roe vs Wade or even make it stronger. However, as we have witnessed with Obamacare, NDAA, and marijuana - States are smelling the blood of an overexerted Federal government; and such a ruling will usher in another wave of nullification that makes unlikely allies out of cannabis enthusiasts and pro-life evangelicals who both resent mind-numbing Federal standardization.

My views on abortion are complicated and I won't dilute this post with them. But this REALLY doesn't bode well for Obama groupies whose faith in Federalism makes them incapable of logical inquiry. Read a history book - the taken-for-granted hyper-Federalization is only about 40 years old; and completely unsustainable.


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