Between extremes of states’ rights and federal power

DVM360 Magazine

Egg legislation points to the need for moderation, compromise in issues where interests conflict.


Defenders of democracy and the ability of voters to make good decisions usually aim for the center: the elusive midpoint between left and right, between hardcore liberals and extreme conservatives. While fringe groups grab headlines and talk show microphones, often with turbo-charged rhetoric, it seems to most of us that the work gets done in the middle.

The perils of extreme states’ rights and potentially overzealous federal power are nowhere more visible than in egg politics these past few years in California and Congress. A January 26 Wall Street Journal article depicts the carnage to consumers and producers, and it is devastating.

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