Not only that, but people conveniently forget that before the civil war, slaveholding states opposed states rights. They had power in the legislature, and they tried to use all the federal power they could, especially to enforce the fugitive slave act on non-slaveholding states. Once they lost federal power then the slaveholding states started to go for states rights, and went so far as to pass state laws concerning northern states to get their slaves back. Seriously people, learn your history. States rights has always been used as means to get what they want by the political party that is out of power.
Let’s also NOT FORGET that the Fugitive Slave Act had the slave states sending people into non-slave states to KIDNAP free Black citizens under the pretext that they were slaves.
So, even IF you’re going to accept this idea that this ideal of states’ rights trumping human rights (and holy fuck, really? That’s an argument you want to make? Um…), EVEN THEN it means that the right to kidnap and enslave Black people, regardless of citizenship and rights - that basically, SLAVERY trumps all state rights, including the STATES WHO DO NOT ENGAGE IN SLAVERY.
But hey, if you ever want to hide something from a racist, put it in a book.