Conflicting Smoke Signals

Recently, the US Attorney General, Jeff Session declared that he and his DoJ would reverse course on the doctrine set forth under Obama and Holder and restart enforcement of federal drug laws as they pertain to marijuana. This, frankly, leaves me feeling ambivalent since one could say that I’m getting conflicting smoke signals… and neither of them have anything directly to do with either medical or recreational use of cannabis.

To me this is an example of federal overreach resulting in the Constitution being in conflict with itself at this time. I find that the entirety of the federal drug laws, except those that cover importation, exportation, or interstate trafficking, to be violations of the 10th Amendment of the US Constitution. However, the Take Care Clause (Section 3, Clause 5) of Article II of the Constitution requires that the Executive shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed. In other words, the Constitution requires the Executive branch to enforce the laws set forth by the Legislative branch unless and until the Judicial branch declares said laws to be null and void.

That conflict is what’s making me ambivalent about this whole thing, not my personal opinions of either medical or recreational use of marijuana.

Related Reading:

Theories of International Politics and Zombies: Revived Edition
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT: Agencies Are Implementing Requirements but Need to Take Additional Actions (GAO - DOJ)
Food and Drug Law: 2018 Statutory Supplement (Selected Statutes)
Texas and Federal Pharmacy and Drug Law - 11th Edition (2018)
The Constitution of the United States

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Of Sons & Daughters

Sons & Daughters
Of Sons & Daughters Who’ve Died

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Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America
National Geographic Readers: Barack Obama (Readers Bios)
Revenge of the "Illegal Alien": A Mexican Takes on the Empire
Death: The Final Stage of Growth
El regreso de una wetback (Spanish Edition)

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Liberals’ On Full-Auto

Gun-Grabbers Set For Full-AutoLiberals’ On Full-Auto

Whenever there’s an “appropriately” high profile crime that involved the use of a firearm – this particular time being Devin Kelly’s massacre of 26 people in First Baptist Church in rural Sutherland Springs, Texas – Americans are immediately assaulted by the Liberal and Progressive gun-grabbers. And yes, it’s a full-auto assault; a rapid fire attack of blamecasting, hoplophobia, and the vilest hatred towards the American people. Ironically, the shear volume of the gun-grabbers’ attempted verbal suppressive fire clearly indicates that they’ve gone beyond mere high-capacity magazines of vitriol and spite and have switch to belt-fed systems.

The only difference between the Sutherland Springs massacre and previous killings of note is that the Liberals and Progressives changed their strategies. They’re no longer committing targeted attacks against GOP lawmakers and the NRA as an organization. They’ve switched a strategic warfare model, targeting any and all NRA members and Republican voters.

Related Reading:

The Gun Guide for People who Know Nothing About Firearms
The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin' Dixie Outta the Dark
The Insanity of Obedience: Walking with Jesus in Tough Places
Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition
Politics For Dummies

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