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:

States' Rights and the Union: Imperium in Imperio, 1776-1876 (American Political Thought)
The Constitution: A Revolutionary Story: The historically accurate and decidedly entertaining owner's manual
America: The Essential Learning Edition (Vol. 2)
Chefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll: How Food Lovers, Free Spirits, Misfits and Wanderers Created a New American Profession
Federalism and the Making of America

Tags: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

More On Jerusalem

Hilter Recognized Jerusalem!More On Jerusalem

While the Muslims’ reaction, or lack thereof, to President Trump’s decision to move the US Embassy in Israel to the capital, Jerusalem was completely expected by all and sundry, the reaction to it by Obama and others of the boy’s ilk is, if not odd in tenor, nonsensical in detail.

Then again, Obama is a Black and Blacks are socialized to be Anti-Semites. Also, so many Liberals and Progressives are similarly Anti-Semite and just love to compare Israel to Hitler’s Germany and/or Botha’s South Africa. Maybe this is less nonsensical than merely another shibboleth of our domestic enemies.

Related Reading:

The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker (Chicago Studies in American Politics)
The Lexicon of Stupidity
Obama: An Intimate Portrait
The Weapon Wizards: How Israel Became a High-Tech Military Superpower
The Faith of Donald J. Trump: A Spiritual Biography

Tags: | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

On Jerusalem

It is fact, no longer possibility, President Trump has done what so many of his presidential predecessors promised but failed to do. He has fully enacted all provisions in the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 and has begun the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.

Muslims On JerusalemMuslims Before & After Jerusalem’s Recognition

Of course, there was outrage over President Trump doing this. Most of our domestic enemies and no small number of our foreign “allies” decried move, citing that it would incite the Muslim World to violence.

In actuality, however, the Muslim World’s views on the matter of Jerusalem, Israel, and the Jewish people have remained constant and steadfast, reacting little to the announcement. Much like the liberals and progressives inside America, the Muslims aren’t going to get sidetracked by anything like this.

Related Reading:

From Beirut to Jerusalem
The Three Languages of Politics: Talking Across the Political Divides
Outrage (Faith McMann Trilogy)
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories (Travel Guide)

Tags: | | | | | | | | | | |