|Constitution? What Constitution?|
Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske
No Bill of Rights for you says Obama's Drug Czar
- - - The Czar wants to continue the unconstitutional Federal "war" on the 5th and 10th Amendments.
- - - It appears Comrade Obama wants to continue the illegal Federal confiscation of private property.
Comrade Obama’s drug czar told a Canadian magazine that the federal government would continue its unconstitutional war on Marijuana growers and distributors, despite the recent ballot initiatives that decriminalized marijuana usage in those states.
Gil Kerlikowske, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, said he opposed state-based efforts to legalize marijuana. Never mind that the 10th Amendment gives states control over their own laws.
“I think a patchwork of policies would create real difficulties,” he said in an interview with Maclean’s. “I don’t see the legalization of drugs and making them widely available as a good thing.”
When asked whether drug legalization was similar to gay marriage—in that many states were passing laws in favor of it, despite continued federal opposition—Kerlikowske replied that the two issues have nothing in common.
“I don’t look at marijuana as a human right, or a civil right, or even in the same venue as gay marriage,” he said. “This is a Public Health issue.” But since when does the Federal Government become all-powerful on what are local issues under the Constitution?
Proponents of marijuana legalization argued that Colorado and Washington are doing everything they can to respect federal law while still asserting their right to treat marijuana similarly to alcohol.
“The question is whether federal officials want these states to regulate marijuana sales and bring them above board, or keep them in the underground market where they are controlled by the cartels,” wrote Mason Tvert, director of communications for the Marijuana Policy Project, in an email to The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We are hopeful [federal officials] will see the benefits of regulating marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol, and we are pleased to see the progress these two states are making toward doing just that.”
Even the president knows that policing recreational marijuana use is a waste of time and money, said Tvert.
Policing for Profit - The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture.
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