The MSM is billing this as a "Civil War" on the right.
Sarah Palin says government mandates are to be avoided at all levels,
Commenting on Romney’s problem in the 2012 presidential campaign with the Romneycare health care reform he sponsored in 2005 as governor of Massachusetts, Palin said mandates at all levels of government are to be avoided.So does she oppose requiring people to shovel their own sidewalks? State laws requiring drivers to have insurance? Compulsory education? I don't think she's that extreme. State and local governments had and still have police powers under the Constitution, which are recognized and reserved to them by the Bill of Rights. Intrusions by the federal government should be declared unconstitutional, and if the President, Congress and SCOTUS won't do it, we need to rid ourselves of them and replace them with people who will.
"However, even on a state level and even a local level, mandates coming from a governing body, it's tough for a lot of us independent Americans to accept, because we have great faith in the private sectors and our own families ... and our own businessmen and women making decisions for ourselves. Not any level of government telling us what to do."