The war on drugs is not about drugs, it is about state sovereignty. Once the federal government gets us to concede the principle that the states cannot be trusted with their own sovereignty– to do what is right –then, on principle, the federal government will gain the ability to legislate other things against our sovereignty as well.
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If we are ever going to have a nation that respects the Bill of Rights, of which the Ninth and Tenth Amendments may be the most important, the DEA and the entire drug war must be eliminated.
by Anthony Gregory, LewRockwell.com The following is based on a talk given at the Free State Projectâ€™s Liberty Forum in Nashua, New Hampshire, on Friday, March 6, 2009. The Tenth Amendment says “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States [...]
Robert Sharpe, Policy Analyst for Common Sense for Drug Policy, makes the point pretty clear in this letter to the Sheboygan Press: While there have been studies showing that marijuana can shrink cancerous tumors, medical marijuana is essentially a palliative drug. If a doctor recommends marijuana to a cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy and it helps [...]
If you are concerned at all about liberty, the economy, the Constitution and the power of the Federal Government – you cannot ignore our longest and most costly war – the War on Drugs. But no matter how long it lasts, how much is costs, how many lives are disrupted, and how much it fails [...]
Back in ’99, even George Bush himself was calling for an end to the war on medical marijuana users. It’s not something that’s pointed out too often these days, and thanks to Anthony Gregory at LewRockwell.com, we can all read these statements from Bush himself.
by Rep Ron Paul K.K. Forss does not claim medical marijuana solves all his problems.Â His pain from a ruptured disc in his neck is debilitating.Â He is unable to go to work or to the First Baptist ChurchÂ he used to attend because of the pain and muscle spasms.Â Taxpayers through Medicare spend over [...]
If you are concerned at all about liberty, the economy, the Constitution and the power of the Federal Government – you cannot ignore our longest and most costly war – the War on Drugs. It’s now 35 years after Dick Nixon started this “war” -Â and we now have over 1 million – yes, 1 [...]