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Question:

Applying this argument to today’s issues, which one of the following measures would this argument support?

A The elimination of the federal Department of Education
Explaination

This question requires you to apply the argument the Southern congressmen made in 1954 to today’s issues. Because they argue the federal government should not be involved in education, they would have to support the elimination of the federal Department of Education. They argue the case for states’ rights, so they would probably take the position that the federal government should not be involved in health care or pollution control, as these areas also are ones not mentioned in the Constitution. Based on their 1954 statement, we don’t know how these congressmen would feel about the federal deficit because the states’ rights argument doesn’t apply to the federal deficit and the Constitution clearly gives the federal government the power to borrow money