Thank Trump: liberals are rediscovering the 10th Amendment

 The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people

The Guardian reports on California's rebellion against the national government's attempt to assert its authority to regulate everything from immigration to pot to offshore oil drilling. One might question whether states can decide immigration matters for themselves — I think not — but  a return to federalism and individual rights is a wonderful trend. For more than a century, "progressives" have promoted the idea that a central government can and should control every activity of every citizen. Now they're rebelling, and good for them. 

Next up: a new appreciation for the right to secede. Let cry the Rebel yell!