We have the same views.
Abortion is banned in Alabama and Arkansas. Abortion is banned after six weeks in Georgia and South Carolina. In contrast, abortion and marijuana are legal in Colorado. This is the way the system is supposed to work because liberty is natural rights (life, liberty and property) and self government. Such matters are supposed to be decided by our elected representatives in the state legislatures.
Progressives have a left-libertarian view of liberty. Liberty isn’t self government. It is “freedom from the state.” Liberty is rule by a PMC caste of judges, experts and technocrats who have the credentials that entitle them to make these difficult calls. “Bodily autonomy” is a sacrosanct value in some cases, but not in others. A “woman’s right to choose” to abort her child is absolute and the people of the states should have no say in the matter. Just don’t conflate “bodily autonomy” with the right of an adult not to get vaccinated like the anti-vaxxers do. We can make an exception for compulsory vaccination. The state can also only dictate to people how to live their lives in the economic sphere in the form of taxes and regulations, but in the social sphere the rule should be “live and let live.” At various points in our history, judges have peered into our antiquated Constitution and discovered that sodomy, gay marriage, “trans,” interracial marriage, divorce, abortion and so forth are settled issues and inalienable natural rights.
If Colorado has decided that marijuana and abortion should be legal, this is federalism and self government. If Texas has discovered that marijuana and abortion should be illegal, this is “full blown authoritarianism.” The people who live in Blue States like New York, California and Colorado should have a progressive dominion over people who live in Red States who are backward and incapable of self government and who are on “the wrong side of history.” Similarly, if a federal judge decides that abortion, gay marriage and interracial marriage are constitutional rights and strikes down the laws of dozens of states, this isn’t “authoritarianism.” If a federal judge who occupies the same position returns such matters to the states, this is “authoritarianism.” What ultimately matters really isn’t a consistent view of the Constitution, but the PMC caste which is concentrated on the coasts always getting their way and wielding power and imposing their own “universal” cultural values on the rest of the country.
The same impulse, mindset and arrogance which have outraged coastal progressives that abortion is now illegal in Oklahoma also drives our foreign policy. It is not just Oklahoma and Alabama which must be remade in their image. It is entire world. This is why the war in Ukraine is so important. It is a front in the battle between “liberal democracy” and “authoritarianism.” It is about “our values.” The dominion that progressives are entitled to exercise by virtue of being on “the right side of history” is global. Progressives anticipate extending their dominion across the galaxy and bringing alien civilizations to heel in shitty shows like Star Trek: Discovery. Obviously, they have the mandate to do this.
Sovereignty doesn’t reside in the states. It doesn’t reside in independent countries like Iraq or Syria. It resides in this class of people.