Exactly. In a debate class in college, we were debating Megan's Law and sex offender rolls. I felt awful for a girl who had prepared just like the rest of us, planning on her opponent arguing the same points that everyone else argued, and then her opponent came out with a "new plan" to round up all sex offenders in Wyoming, build a wall and forget about them.
Guy got an F for having a stupid idea unsupported by facts or laws. Girl got an F for standing on the stage with her jaw on the floor and not being able to form a coherent response.
I also always LOVE the fall back argument of "let's give the states the right to"...Why is that always the answer? In the case of education, for example, it's an issue that affects our entire country. Why should someone born in Mississippi have a disadvantage in education to someone born in Massachusetts, just because Mississippi can't get their **** together? It affects all of us.
And here's a clue. Take a guess which states do most poorly in education? Take a guess which states most want to "give the states the right to"?
Education isn't about states' rights. It's about education.