Reagan's Neshoba County Fair "states' rights" speech
States' rights was a speech made by President Ronald Reagan in 1980. It happened in a county fair in Philadelphia, Mississippi.
This is what Reagan said:
|“||I still believe the answer to any problem lies with the people. I believe in states' rights and I believe in people doing as much as they can for themselves at the community level and at the private level. I believe we have distorted the balance of our government today by giving powers that were never intended to be given in the Constitution to that federal establishment.||”|
Many people believed that Reagan's speech was bad.[who?]
Other websites[change | change source]
- Recording of Reagan's speech. Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine