Hope you like your roommate.
The FDR New Dealer who launched the “War on Drugs.” But that’s big government for you.
Drugs are supposed to be an issue left to the states. That is the constitutional position in our estimation. The prohibitionists had to pass an amendment to outlaw booze. Other drugs were basically declared illegal federally by an overreaching Roosevelt administration in the 1930s by fiat. The Feds knew they couldn’t pass an amendment so they just imposed cannabis prohibition. This of course expanded the power of the federal government and gave the government an excuse to poke around in everything like it had during alcohol prohibition.
Time to sharpen the blade.
This is a deeply important question for conservatives. Or do we have a country of federalists who only care about local control if there are Democrats running Washington DC?
Excellent. As we’ve said, civil forfeiture as it is in most states right now is just plain wrong. The police shouldn’t just be able to take one’s property because one is arrested.
I interviewed Steve Bannon a couple years ago on a panel and he said the same thing then.
Indeed it is a fight. The old guard isn’t just going to lay down and acquiesce. It will fight tooth and nail. The “administrative state” will scrap, and scrape, and get down in the mud, and wail and moan and bite and tear. The crony capital enjoys an elevated status. Its denizens will never just relinquish the trappings of big government.* Never.
I make it a general rule to avoid Maryland if possible. Aside from maybe the odd Navy football game. These taxes will only add to my general inclination to skip over the state.
If Trump wants to lose in 2020 he can come after recreational pot and challenge state’s rights.
I literally heard Sean Spicer say today that Mr. Trump is for “state’s rights.” Well, the legalization of pot in many states is the best example of “state’s rights” there is these days. If Trump starts “cracking down” on recreational pot he is obviously not for decentralization of power to the people. He will have shown himself to be yet another in a long line who would prefer that everything in human life and every nook and cranny of our Republic be regulated by the Imperial City as Steve Bannon has so often and accurately has called Washington DC.
One of the benefits of the Trump presidency is the recent discussion of the “deep state.” A couple of months ago no one in “proper” circles was discussing it.
As a general rule it’s probably pretty wise to “hate” any piece of legislation Dick Durbin is behind.