Skip to comments.Feds won't sue to stop pot use in Wash., Colo.
Posted on 08/29/2013 12:05:17 PM PDT by djf
US DOJ announces pot enforcement not a priority...
WASHINGTON -- The federal government says it will not sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana use.
In a sweeping national policy announcement, the Justice Department outlined eight top priority areas for its enforcement of marijuana laws....
(Excerpt) Read more at king5.com ...
Unusually sensible for a DOJ policy release.
Just decriminalize it.
Funny when the 10th amendment is recognized...
As The Great Choomer himself once observed:
(or thought, or dreamed, or meant to say)
“Let ‘Em Be - A Stoned Electorate Is A Compliant Electorate”
So HOLDER respects state laws regarding pot, but DISREGARDS state laws regarding voting and sodomite “marriage”. Got it.
Don't see this standing for long, though ... when the fed jackboots realize how much power they're relinquishing, they'll probably change course and start kicking in doors again.
So much for the constitutional requirement of uniform enforcement of federal laws. One can argue that the federal governments drug laws themselves are not constitutional, but clearly granting certain states an exemption from the enforcement of criminal laws violates the rights of people who live in states where they are enforced.
You can’t pass a Federal law that makes violation a crime in Texas but not in Colorado.
But since the constitution means nothing to these people anymore, who is going to complain?
They can decriminalize all recreational drugs, as far as I'm concerned.
I’ll bet they are holding their breaths waiting to see what the tax revenue adds up to!
We’re talkin one big time cash cow here.
As I noted in post #8: 'Stopped clock -- blind squirrel'.
Every g**d*mned thing these jerks do is political. As soon as it becomes politically expedient to do so, they'll be sending the jackboots after the potheads again.
My thoughts exactly. Selective enforcement/compliance.
They just did. It’s called equal application of the law. At least at the federal level. The states are still on their own over the matter.
You might want to read a bit more.
Historically, and traditionally, and tenth-amendment-wise, the “police power” belongs to the states.
The “police power” refers to the essence of criminal jurisdiction, and has to do with matters that effect the health and welfare and general well being of the citizens.
Federal government has criminal jurisdiction where Congress controls things according to their “exclusive legislative authority”.
There are DOJ documents and Supreme Court rullings out there that explain it more, you can research them if you like.
Maybe, but I'm not sure they even care about that. Their primary currency is POWER, and they'll use whatever means they have at their disposal to gain/retain it.
Remember from the 2008 debates: when Charlie Gibson noted to 0bama that keeping capital gains tax rates low results in greater income to the treasury, 0bama's response was that 'fairness' (ie. screwing the 'fat cats') was more important. Pure, unabashed political power (which, according to one of 0bama's heros comes from the mouth of a gun) is really what they traffic in.
The Injustice Department has a different stance when it comes to states that enforce border security and immigration laws.
I don’t care what is historical or traditional, federal criminal statutes apply to all citizens regardless of which states they commit the crime. The Federal Government can’t make a criminal law that only applies to the residents of one state. Federal laws are Federal laws.
The only laws this Nazi government is interested in enforcing are gun and tax laws. Everything else, meh!
They will once they figure out how much tax money they will get.
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