"It is one of the happy incidents of the federal system,
that a single courageous state may, if its citizens choose,
serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic
experiments without risk to the rest of the country."
Justice Louis D. Brandeis
(1856-1941) US Supreme Court Justice
wrote (in dissent) in 1932
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Not anymore with King Obama and the usual suspects running things from Washington.
 -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    By the time of the signing of the Constitution, there were still 7 out of the thirteen originating States that had State religions. Those incidents did not effect the federal system. Those 7 laboratories, being novel social experiments went the way without any lasting effect. In New Hampshire, they have not taken on the socialist's economic experiments of income or sales tax. That novel concept has truly been lost on the majority of other States and the federal system. jim is right, the only novelties that go on now are only permuted by Mr. Obamunist goodwrench the assassin and his occupying federal system. The land in which I reside is no longer States United but rather, the Statist Federation
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Perhaps some states would like to re-try sovereignty, after all, it is the foundation of a republican form of government, how about we actually DO it? The idea that people need to be saved from themselves is the despicable lie that underlies all this 'governance' whether from church or state. Remove that idea from your consciousness and take some responsibility. Imagine a state of sovereign citizens who really embraced the responsibility for themselves -- these people would flourish like no other in history. It is the 'governors' that oppress and yoke the people -- all because they have convinced the people they cannot do it themselves. Let the people grow up, for goodness sake - do we really need to institutionalize our children from cradle to grave? We were more productive and happier when we had to solve our problems ourselves.

    I support the recent legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado -- of course, the experiment we tried was the Drug War, how about we just give up on that one. People have been using marijuana for thousands of years -- Iet's end this excuse for a police state and end the war on PEOPLE who use this plant.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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