Interview with Gov. George C. Wallace
QUESTION 11
INTERVIEWER:

LET ME ASK YOU THIS QUESTION, IF YOU COULD, EXPLAIN FOR ME AND FOR ALL PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THIS IS ABOUT, THE STATES RIGHTS VS. FEDERAL INTERVENTION. GIVE ME A REALLY GOOD EXPLANATION OF WHAT STATES RIGHTS…

Gov. George C. Wallace:

All you gotta do is read the Constitution of the nation, which says that… the tenth amendment says that uh, all state, all power, especially delegated to the federal government uh, left to the states, or the people respectively of the states, that's the substance what it says. Now I did not mean to say that that meant that we could have discrimination in the public school system. In fact, white southernors did not believe it was discrimination, they thought it was in the best interest of both the races. Uh, you cannot indict, the whole uh, southern part of our nation as being hatred, hatred, uh haters, they are not, we've had easier transitions towards uh, segregation in the south, in Alabama than we've had in the other parts of the country, and you know that to be a fact.