To: Red Steel
I have never smoked pot and never will, but if anything can save the constitution in our time, it is this issue. This is a tenth amendment issue if there ever was one, and the people of Washington and Colorado have spoken. As long as the battle is over the tenth amendment and the constitution, Republicans and conservatives should get behind this. It would show that they are consistently behind the constitution and its principles, and it is an issue to teach the citizens about the tenth amandment and federalism.
It also might be the straw that breaks Obamacare, because if different states have different laws, they would not want to pay for other state's citizens getting drug treatment or other medical services more than "dry" states. This would lead to fighting such that a federal health care program would be seen as unworkable when states had their own laws affecting health.
To: Vince Ferrer
Respect federalism? Oh no. The Tenth Amendment and the very foundation of our governmental system is nothing compared to the enraging possibility that some grown people might have made the choice to get high. Marijuana used to be smoked by hippies, and hippies are bad and must be punished. Therefore, f*** the Constitution; full speed ahead with the drug war!
posted on 12/06/2012 10:33:59 PM PST
To: Vince Ferrer
This is a tenth amendment issue if there ever was one, and the people of Washington and Colorado have spoken. As long as the battle is over the tenth amendment and the constitution,...
At the very least, it's a great way to get pro-pot lefties out of their "states' rights = racism" conditioning.
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