If Trump wants to blow up a significant part of the group that got him elected, wants to alienate people under the age of 40 totally, wants to hurt the millions of people who benefit from medical and recreational cannabis, wants to extend the unjust and unconstitutional drug war (When did we pass the amendment that allows for the prohibition of drugs in this country? – We didn’t.), and basically wants to do fundamentally the absolutely morally wrong thing then let Attorney General Sessions continue on this unwise track.
By Ron Paul
Last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal prosecutors in drug cases to seek the maximum penalty authorized by federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws. Sessions’ order represents a setback to the progress made toward restoring compassion and common sense to the sentencing process over the past few years. Sessions’ action also guarantees that many nonviolent drug law offenders will continue spending more time in prison than murderers.
Sessions’ support for mandatory minimums is no surprise,
I’d say an injustice for all communities. But point made Senator Paul. Point made.
It looks like he is.
The Trump administration is a mixed bag. Good on some things. Bad on others. Another offensive in the drug war would be in the decidedly “bad” part of the equation. Not only is it a waste, the drug war destroys lives. It destroys many more lives than drugs.
Progress in ending The War on Drugs?
Perhaps a little bit.
We have every hope that Attorney General Sessions will focus his energies on areas other than antiquated and arguably unconstitutional drug laws. But Colorado has taken a wise preemptive step to protect its interests and the interests (and rights) of its residents.
Really? Surprised? C’mon.
We thought that a detente had been reached with AG Sessions on the pot issue. We thought we had all agreed that there are probably more important things for the Department of Justice to focus on than on legal weed. Lord knows there are.
It seems to us that marijuana is clearly a state issue per the Constitution. It would appear to fall solidly under the 10th Amendment. (As should any number of issues.) As a presumed fan of federalism and smaller government Mr.
This is a very good essay and it comes to us from the very “liberal” Young Turks outfit.
Seriously “liberal” readers, take a deep breath. Read this article and consider the wisdom within it. One can still be anti-Trump without going off the deep end.