"The 21st amendment reversed the 18th amendment. What amendment would your suggested amendment be repealing?"
None. Who says an amendment has to repeal another amendment?
But if we're going to turn a power like drug legalization over to the states, I believe all states should have a say so in that decision. Think of the impact of state drug legalization on the surrounding states who choose not to.
State alcohol legaization worked only because all states legalized. That would not happen with drugs.
The federal government and state governments (with the exception of Montana, and that is dubious) do not have the enumerated power of drug legalization. Using the amendment process to remove a power that the federal government usurped in the first place borders on the absurd.
posted on 12/17/2004 11:38:38 AM PST
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