Steve Chapman, at the Chicago Tribune, skewers rightwing allegiance to the Tenth Amendment (emphasis added):
Liberals, by contrast, have never had any strong attachment to state sovereignty. Since the New Deal, they have regarded centralized power as the best way to advance the welfare state. They may favor state discretion when it favors their causes. But they don’t pretend to be consistent on the issue.
Conservatives, however, do. Pretend, that is. When there is a conflict between state sovereignty and conservative policies, their reverence for the 10th Amendment abruptly goes by the wayside.
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It’s easy to be a Republican.
You don’t really have to believe in anything other than the main chance and you just have to say whatever you think will keep the three-card monte going.