Also, his states' rights platform - while correct on some issues - might have the effect of rolling back decades of progress on social issues in some more Conservative states.
Also, less of a concern for me, but his economic policies are extremely conservative, and definitely not towards the "social safety net" that most liberals seem to want to strengthen.
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My Mind's EyeOriginally Posted by Shel Silverstein
Also, he's actually quite a social conservative, and he really doesn't understand quite a bit of the Constitution he claims to want to preserve above all else. These things do not make for an appealing candidate.
And if the federal government ended the drug war, states would immediately start adopting legalized variations of marijuana. But because the federal government doesn't allow it, it becomes almost a moot point for a state to legalize any amount of marijuana.
So I just don't see any massive regression to which I have seen some liberals claim regarding lessening federal power in exchange for state power. Just my thoughts.