The Guilfordian

Democrats redefine state’s rights, expose republicans


Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

March 5, 2017

“States’ rights” is often seen as a pejorative code word, and not without good reason. In the antebellum South, the phrase was used by slave owners to justify their “peculiar institution.” Less than century after slavery was abolished, many rallied behind states’ rights as a means to resist...