Isn’t that a relief? In his latest instruction to the masses, CNN’s Rick Sanchez calls “states’ rights” a “racist” term. Now leaving aside the objection that “states don’t have rights; people do” (the term is merely a kind of shorthand, after all), Sanchez is of course in his Enforcer role here, letting us all know what is permissible to think. In so doing, I guess he forgot about this, among other things. And of course there is no reason that any particular apportionment of political powers among various levels of government would be inherently “racist.” I suppose Hitler was the very model of racial enlightenment when he condemned states’ rights in Mein Kampf?