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.
“Then one day the ax just fell…” – Bob Dylan
Good. It certainly needs to happen. There are lots of folks at State who are holdovers from the oh so successful Clinton days. Remember Libya? I do.
A couple of points.
Saul Alinksy was a Chicago Marxist/socialist/statist etc. who wrote the very influential book (I had to read it in college) Rules for Radicals. It is safe to say that pretty much every solid lefty activist/politician in the game today has read the the book or is at least familiar with it. Former president Obama it is said was steeped in Alinskyite philosophy while he was a “community organizer.”
If one is not a lefty activist/politician one would also be wise to learn its lessons too however.
Novak was a giant of world thought, one of the most brilliant defenders of the free market and an opponent of crony capitalism, always bringing it back to what can we do to rescue people from poverty, always from the point of view of a devoted Catholic Christian.
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This is the Blair/Clinton/Bush crowd for you. Fight the will of the people. Do the wrong thing with a smile and then with serious earnestness. Talk about “democracy.” Then drop some bombs. (Sometimes.)
Britons? They don’t pay as well.
The Democrats might not be totally dead, but they are a regional party at this point. And they don’t have very good prospects.
Germany and Greece had “ties” before.
The EU, the dream, the de facto European (monetary) empire based officially in Brussels but in many if not most respects in Berlin is on the edge of imploding. Currently on deck for possible European Union exit, France, The Netherlands, Italy, Greece. Britain famously of course has already decided to leave.
It’s probably not surprising to regular readers of this website either.
Big business LOVES government. It in many respects LOVES regulations. Whose lobbyists do you think write the regulations?
Regs often game the system toward the connected and entrenched. A Federal subsidy here. A new regulation that shuts out up and coming companies and technology there.
Cutting regulations is good for the economy. It’s good for small and medium sized businesses. It isn’t always so good for the behemoths that have teams of people working the politicians on Capitol Hill.
The #oldmedia, the #cronymedia, are on notice. They were so obviously pro-Clinton in the 2016 race that many Americans just gave up on the #oldmedia altogether. Any sense of fairness seemed in 2016 to go out the window. The old media companies, companies that had long watched their market share and revenues decline, doubled down on the establishment candidate in a ploy for relevance. But they busted. Spectacularly.
Now the old media are coming to terms with their new status.
One can’t help but wonder (sic) whether such an effort is in fact not a “humanitarian” or even trade focused effort at all, but in fact driven by the fear that any effort to get to the heart of illegal immigration could undermine the power base of the California Democratic Party that dominates The once Golden State.