They claimed they were protecting “states’ rights.”And then there was the “New Federalism” advocated by President Ronald Reagan in 1981.For Reagan, it meant cutting federal spending (the main purpose) and transferring responsibilities (mostly responsibilities to the poor and to children) back to the states — who of course couldn’t afford to fulfill them. It wasn’t really about federalism any more than opposition to the New Deal or to civil rights was.Strom Thurmond, the South Carolina senator who led the fight against civil rights, didn’t believe that it should be his home state that provided equality to black schoolchildren.President Reagan’s team was committed to reducing the size of government — and reducing its role in helping the poor and the needy — at both the state and federal level.Justice Louis Brandeis famously wrote of our federal system that the division of powers between the federal government — with its “limited” powers specifically delineated by the Constitution — and the state governments, which continue to possess all powers not given to the federal government, would allow the states to “serve as a laboratory” and “try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.”It took a while, but liberals finally got the idea. So why did the Trump administration announce last week that it intends to ignore the will of the voters, trample the rights of the states and enforce federal marijuana laws that are totally and completely inconsistent with everything states such as California are trying to do?Federal prosecutors are not going to be out there prosecuting recreational users, Trump’s posturing notwithstanding.Juries are composed of the very same people who voted to legalize recreational use. Try finding one that would convict.A dealer who imports and sells to kids across state lines is another thing; Trump didn’t need to make an announcement to give notice to them that federal law enforcement was still interested.All Trump accomplished last week was to prove the blatant hypocrisy that has long plagued the concept of federalism. And tick off a whole lot of people in a whole lot of states.Susan Estrich is a nationally syndicated columnist.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Editorial, OpinionFor most of the 20th century, “federalism” was the cry of conservatives battling growing federal power that came, constitutionally at least, at the expense of the states.So their response to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal was not that children should work endless hours in unsafe conditions but that the federal government had no business legislating programs and laws to end child labor and establish minimum standards for work, labor and hour regulation and the rest.It was only after President Roosevelt threatened to pack the Supreme Court that the conservatives on the Court finally gave in.Likewise, during the civil rights battles of the 1950s and 1960s, the opponents of civil rights in Congress and in the governors’ mansions did not come right out and say that black law students, college students and schoolchildren should attend schools that were both separate and terrible. Justice William Brennan wrote a famous article in the Harvard Law Review during the dark days (for liberals) of Warren Burger’s tenure as chief justice.Brennan called on states to use their own constitutions to protect their citizens where the federal government refused to.Activists on various issues, including the environment and civil rights, increasingly looked to the states to act where the federal government would not.Federalism.Cannabis, anyone?In California, as in a growing number of states, the voters last year approved the recreational use of marijuana — complete with a whopping 15 percent (or higher) tax.Nationally, a majority of Americans support legalization. State after state has approved initiatives allowing first for medical marijuana and, more recently, for recreational use. States’ rights.
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78A Ninth Ave, Railway EstateA COTTAGE in Railway Estate is receiving plenty of attention from house hunters ahead of auction day.78A Ninth Ave will be sold under the hammer on March 13. It’s a renovated Queenslander cottage with three bedrooms, one bathroom and a practical, open-plan layout.Keyes & Co Property agent Tess Sellwood said she had received an overwhelming number of inquiries about the home, from downsizers to first-home buyers and young professional couples. 78A Ninth Ave, Railway Estate78A Ninth Avenue will be open for inspection on Saturday from 1pm-1.30pm. For more information call Ms Sellwood on 0439 793 559. 78A Ninth Ave, Railway EstateThe home has been restored while maintaining the Queenslander charm.The large chef’s kitchen features granite benchtops and flows out to the alfresco deck, perfect for entertaining.The home is situated on a low-maintenance 528sq m block and there is car accommodation and storage underneath the home.The house also has double side access and is surrounded by other high-quality character homes. 78A Ninth Ave, Railway EstateMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“I have been absolutely pummelled with inquiries and it’s one of those cottages that doesn’t need any work,” she said. “Anything inner city that is low-maintenance is really attracting people and Railway Estate is going gangbusters. “I think the biggest drawcard for this property is that even though it’s a cottage, it has a really functional floor plan and open-plan living.“We decided to sell it at auction because it does carry a bit of wow factor and my owners were unsure of the value and market sentiment so they were happy to open it up to the market.”
Rosalie T. Geis of Batesville died Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Born August 22, 1938 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Clara (Nee: Thrine) and Raymond Grossman. She married Albert Geis April 23, 1960 at St. Louis Church in Batesville. She worked alongside her husband of 58 years at their business, Geis Electronics and was a member of the Batesville Historical Society and a former member of the Daughters of Isabella.Rosalie enjoyed celebrating special occasions with her family and friends and claimed that “a party isn’t a party without a jello salad.” She regularly participated in her card clubs that started when she was in high school. During travel time on her many trips she embroidered quilts for her grandchildren. Rosalie never missed a game, recital or graduation of one of her grandchildren. She shared her love of rock collecting with her family and was a faithful member of St. Louis Church.She is survived by her husband Al; daughters Kathleen Gutzwiller of Batesville, Karen Bauer of Cincinnati; sons and daughter-in-law Thomas Geis of Brookville, Christopher and Laura Geis of Batesville; sixteen grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her brother Leroy Grossman and infant grandson George Geis.Visitation is Friday, August 24th, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home and Saturday, August 25th, from 9 – 9:30 a.m. at St. Louis Church. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. Saturday with Rev. John Geis officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to Oldenburg Academy or the Steve Reen Children’s Fund.
The 8-1 shot looked set to win decisively when hitting the front under Barry Geraghty, but Un Beau Roman came back tenaciously. In the end, though, Bally Longford won the argument by a length. Henry de Bromhead’s excellent week continued as Bally Longford edged ahead in a thrilling Lord Hemphill Memorial Handicap Chase. Press Association Miracle jockey Brian Toomey had his first ride over fences since his much publicised fall at Perth two years ago, but pulled up Phil Kirby’s British challenger Kings Grey. Geraghty said: “The ground wasn’t that bad I’d say. He jumped well and battled well. I thought when I went past Ruby that’s the last I’ll see of you, but he stayed at it well and I thought I was in trouble. My lad just kept finding a little bit more.” Slygufftou finished powerfully to land the Galway Shopping Centre Handicap Hurdle in the hands of Luke Dempsey. Michael McCullagh’s charge was turning out just nine days after opening his account under Rules at the 11th attempt at Wexford and was a 16-1 shot for this more competitive heat. The grey was never too far off the speed, but looked booked for minor honours as Harangue and Medinah Gold began to draw clear from the second-last. However, Medinah Gold was slow at the final obstacle and with Harangue beginning to tie up, Slygufftou stuck on admirably to come through and win by a length and three-quarters. McCullagh said: “This horse has given me a hard time at home but I forgive him all now. I was saying beforehand that I should have waited for Roscommon (on Tuesday). “I told young Dempsey to wait and wait and he did exactly as he was told.”