Talk:U.S. state

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Edit on 9 March 2016 re "Policies"[edit]

This edit by Drdpwon 9 March 2016 created an incoherent list called "Policies" which violates Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not, specifically "Wikipedia is not an indiscriminate collection of information", and suggests that User:Drdpw may not understand the concepts of plenary power, the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, or Federalism in the United States. It is also clear that User:Drdpw does not understand what the word "policies" actually means. As Mandy Patinkin said in one of his most famous movie lines: "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." Any objections before I take out the garbage? --Coolcaesar (talk) 17:09, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

It is a mess. I do wonder if they meant "competencies" instead, which isn't a term generally used in the US in this context (separation of powers, etc.), so they may have been confused. Of course, one could also question the Federal Government's familiarity with the Tenth Amendment! - BilCat (talk) 18:36, 15 May 2016 (UTC)
BilCat - the whole "Governments" section could use some refining. I may go ahead and remove the above mentioned bullet point list. The list doesn't really add much to the article and I can't recall a good reason for why I put it there in the first place.
Coolcaesar - the abrasive tone of your disparaging comments is not constructive. If you wish to help enhance this article, please do so, but check your incivility at the door first. Also, you may wish to look at MOS:Lists regarding how bullet lists can be used in articles.
Drdpw (talk) 22:15, 15 May 2016 (UTC)