I was listening this morning about the Guv pontificating on enforcing Federal Pot laws.
Maybe at ‘Ask the Guv’, someone should ask him where in the Constitution’s enumerated powers, the Federal Gooferment gets to “regulate” drugs.
“We, The Sheeple” learn nothing — not from VietNam, not from Prohibition and on and on.
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I wrote this week’s KONK Life column yesterday. Got it out a day early. Don’t know where the energy came from.
The title is Portugal The Blueprint.
Portugal legalized drugs in 2001. All drugs. Even the real bad stuff like cocaine and heroin. Fourteen years later, the results are amazing. Drug problems significantly down in every area. Jails closing because there are not enough criminals to occupy them.
You will find the article interesting. Perhaps something the U.S. should consider.
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I am a little L libertarian and completely agree with ending the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”. It’s a MEDICAL problem; not a legal problem.
My exemplar is Prohibition that created organized crime. (We got Prohibition because women regained the right to vote, but that it another rant.) Once Prohibition was repealed, there is no violence between Budweiser and Miller employees. And, “organized crime” had to move on to other prohibited substances.
Remember why Prohibition was repealed? Jury nullification.
Prosecutors could get a jury to convict any one on booze arrests; that’s why they had to get Al Capone on Tax Evasion.
So regardless of what the Gooferment, the politicians, or the bureaucrats say, American Juries can put an end to this nonsense all by themselves. No victim; no crime. Sorry. A juror doesn’t have to explain or even talk; just vote “not guilty” and this house of cards will come tumbling down. Argh!
What does an out of work Columbian or inner city drug lord do for a living?
AND, furthermore, the FDA should be in an ADVISORY role.
Leave “drugs” to the medical profession and people to figure it out themselves.
p.s., I’ve left NJ because I couldn’t afford to die here. With no kids, the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee would tax my estate 30%. Ask the Guv why it’s OK to rob the dead?
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