If the “rule of law” mattered, Marijuana Prohibition could not have happened without a Constitutional Amendment.
Agreed. The hard part is agreeing on which laws are stupid.
While that was the intended effect of the Obama admin position, the position was explicitly framed to order US Attorneys to ignore federal law as official policy.
Which is anathema to the rule of law.
Congress needs to rescind any federal laws criminalizing marijuana if they want it to be treated as a state's rights issue.
Erick Erickson ...
I stopped reading right there.
It’s time to stop playing with semantics and either make it legal or not. If not, enforce the law.
I think the states that have made weed “legal” are setting their citizens up for a potentially bad experience. They are given the impression that weed is legal—until the feds show up, throw them in jail and take their house—if they feel like it.
The RoL phrase is being misappropriated by the left. This is no accident.
The much bigger problem is that Sessions could have back-burnered this silliness, turning it over to congress; but instead he intends to waste huge amounts of time and money on this instead of doing his job.
After a year in office, Sessions should have asked for, and gotten from President Trump, a dozen or more special prosecutors to investigate the vast and ignored corruption in the government and the Democrat party.
After a year in office, by now, hundreds of criminal indictments should have been issued, and federal trials should well be underway.
Since Sessions has not done this, he needs to get out of the way so someone else can do so.
So the big question is who to put in his place to get the ball rolling?
On Fox Business this morning, the discussion turned to pot. It seems, and it's never reported, employers are unable to fill job vacancies because many applicants can't pass drug tests for employment. Seems the same thing is going on with the military.
I know it’s almost like a joke to say this will lead to worse things.
Like allowing a few million illegals to break the law.
What the harm right?
Or, abortion which started out as 3 trimester and is now just shy of infanticide.
Next thing you know men are marrying men and transgendered meles are showering with your daughter.
The mj argument in no time went from those poor souls with medical ailments to recreational use in 2 or 3 years?
Follow the money. There is much more money (and power) to be made through prohibition of otherwise peaceful behavior then there is to live and let live.
Politics is a scam and were suckers for playing.
Did you really think we want those laws observed? said Dr. Ferris. We want them to be broken. Youd better get it straight that its not a bunch of boy scouts youre up against... Were after power and we mean it... Theres no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there arent enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? Whats there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted and you create a nation of law-breakers and then you cash in on guilt. Now thats the system, Mr. Reardon, thats the game, and once you understand it, youll be much easier to deal with.
- Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged 1957
It is difficult to maintain the Constitution's guarantee of a Republican Form of Government when the Progressive agenda instructs their liberal, socialist, and democrat supporters that America is a democracy, which means to them that the majority can trump the law.
There should be almost no federal crimes. The vast majority of crimes should be state or local. Period.
This is wrong. Federal law does not criminalize marijuana. Federal law allows the criminalization of substances identified by executive rule making. The President can unilaterally decide whether marijuana is one of those substances, if he likes.
The point of the Sessions action is to clarify the constitutuionality of the federal law.
The Congress passed a law forbidding marijuana. The States have passed laws regulating the sale of marijuana . There is conflict.
Thus, some states attorney will bring a law suit that will be decided by SCOTUS. That is why we have three branches of government.