The New States' Rights

14 Pages Posted: 16 May 2019

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Adam MacLeod

Faulkner University - Thomas Goode Jones School of Law

Date Written: April 16, 2019


A new states rights movement is afoot. Like the old one, this movement asserts that governments have power to abrogate vested rights and to confer upon a class of politically influential people powers to eliminate the natural rights of vulnerable people. The influential people whose power is thereby enhanced are adults. The vulnerable people whose rights are at risk are children.

Keywords: fundamental rights, positive rights, marriage, children's rights, vested rights, natural rights

Suggested Citation

MacLeod, Adam, The New States' Rights (April 16, 2019). Available at SSRN: or

Adam MacLeod (Contact Author)

Faulkner University - Thomas Goode Jones School of Law ( email )

Montgomery, AL 36109
United States

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