Because the fucking constitution, that's the reason.It's not a hard concept to understand. But you haven't actually given a reason. This is just restating your position again.
So, in your conception:
* State government bans something, taking the choice out of the hands of the people: Not overreach.
* Federal government says the state governments must not ban it-- which puts the choice back in the hands of the people: overreach.
So it's government overreach to... let people decide for themselves? But it's not government overreach to rob them of that decision and have the government make it for them? This is such topsy-turvy logic.
Why? It's not in the constitution.Correct, it should be determined on a federal level.
Nah, it's easy to explain: Government overreach is when the government lets people not live how he lives, because living how he does is the natural and good state.
I'm not a Republican, I've literally never even voted for one. However, it's not that hard to read the constitution, it protects gay marriage and not having slaves, it doesn't protect abortion.Government overreach, in Republican lingo, is the Federal government telling state governments what to do.
Beyond that, state governments should be allowed to do what they like: such as ban abortion, gay marriage, teach creationism in biology classes and allow slavery. Nothing should be beyond their reach. Oh, except banning guns.