Poll: Voters Want Trump To Respect State Marijuana Laws

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.

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Bannon vows a daily fight for ‘deconstruction of the administrative state’

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.

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Is James O’Keefe About To Smoke CNN? Tells Hannity He’s Set To Release “Hundreds of Hours” Of Newsroom Footage “Wikileaks Style”

CNN is kind of the TV flagship for the #cronymedia, (The mother ship is The New York Times) which in the wake of the recent election isn’t enjoying the same kind of crony status any longer. This could be very interesting.

Say what one wants about O’Keefe, but the guy is fearless and I wouldn’t be surprised to see serious nastiness from CNN in the release. As I’ve said before, I once interned for a “conservative” news network (not Fox) and even there the production staff was all basically “liberal.”

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Venezuela: 75% of population lost 19 pounds amid crisis (Yay Socialism!)

Sorry, hunger is not funny. But have you noticed that it is in socialist countries that famine seems most likely to break out? Soviet era Ukraine. Mao’s China. (43 million people died in Mao’s famine.) Ethiopia. North Korea. Venezuela. (Though thank God, “famine” is probably not the most accurate word for what is happening in Venezuela, yet.) This is because governments can not allocate resources effectively. Even simple things like food markets will fail if regulated from on high enough.

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Is Obama-funded group actively seeking to undermine the new administration?

We at ACC watch these things tick by tick. There does seem to be a broad coordinated effort to undermine Trump at every turn. That is part of politics.

But it’s not like much of the current tumult is just some grass roots thing or something.

That’s not to say that presidents shouldn’t be opposed. Shoot, whatever the party the general disposition of liberty loving people should be generally standoffish – at best –

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Greenwald: Empowering the “Deep State” to Undermine Trump is Prescription for Destroying Democracy

“Obviously strongly prefer normal democratic and constitutional politics. But if it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state.” – Neocon Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard.

I like Charles Hugh Smith and this is his infographic.

Do “progressives” (and Bushite neoconservatives) hate Trump and “the deplorables” so much that they would sell their collective souls to the “deep state” to take Trump out? I hope not but I think many would happily do it.

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Great, so now Trump supports taxpayer backed “Boeing’s Bank” after talking with Boeing’s CEO?

Trump had said that the Export-Import Bank of the United States was a bad idea. An example of classic crony capitalism. But that position may have just changed. If so that would be disappointing, bad for taxpayers, and would further our system of crony capitalism.

The Export-Import Bank should die. If it doesn’t with a GOP president, Senate, and House then that tells taxpayers all they need to know.

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US pilots call on Trump to stop Norwegian’s low-cost transatlantic flights (Pure Crony Capitalism from US Airline Pilots)

Never trust the airlines, the airline regulators, the airline unions (mechanics, pilots, or flight attendants) the whole industry. Even after official deregulation (something Carter did right) American airlines are deeply crony.

Lower fares are good for US consumers. They are good for the economy. Trump better not cave to these guys.

This is just ugly crony capitalism.

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