Maggie Gallagher directs us to a poll that shows young people like socialism more than the rest of the population and just love the progressive label. That seemed disturbing enough that I followed the link. She is right, but I found an even more amazing result. The young are also the group most likely to support states' rights. In fact they like states' rights more than they like socialism, capitalism, progressivism or even civil liberties. Eighty-four percent approve of states' rights and only fourteen percent dissapprove. Now either the Dixiecrats are set to sweep into power, or the poll is telling us that many young people don't know much about the history and policy associations of the labels they are being asked to evaluate.
Just asking: Was there any word the pollster could have put in front of "rights" that would not have gotten a positive response?