In a recent landmark battle regarding the medical use of marijuana, the Federal Supreme Court released its opinion in the Raich v. Ashcroft case today. In short, the ruling solidifies the federal position regarding drugs and trumps any State laws saying otherwise.
This is another loss in the continual battle between States’ rights and the federal government. The federal government continues to solidify its tyranical position over this land perverting the Constitution and creating legitamcy for its power and beauracy by interpreting simple English words to mean things other than what they do. I do not see how the Commerce Clause can be taken so out of context, misused and abused as it has by our federal government unless our federal government is truely a self serving, evil whore that thrives off bribery and manipulation.
Today’s ruling empowers the federal government more. Through the mastery of wording and political manipulation, the Supreme Court affirms that the Congress can do whatever it wants and the more it wants to do it, the more legitacy it has to do what it wants. The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and all the writings and wisdom of the founding fathers has essentially been flushed down a toilet and disregarded now for decades. This is no new news I suppose. Its sad how people take so many things for granted until they are gone.
To me its not about the drugs. I don’t care if someone wants to use drugs. Its preservation of the Constitution that I hold in the highest. To remain truley free and not some sheep. I don’t want to have the illusion of freedom. And on final note, the whole drug war is a waste of time and money. People use the stuff anyway. Just like prohibition of alcohol last century, prohibition of drugs has done less good than bad.
Marijuana never kicks down your door in the middle of the night. Marijuana never locks up sick and dying people, does not suppress medical research, does not peek in bedroom windows. Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could.
— William F. Buckley, Jr.
On a fundamental level, Libertarians believe that it is the unalienable and constitutional right of individuals to medicate themselves and choose for themselves what to put into their bodies, as long as they live up to the consequences of their actions. The federal government has no proper say in the matter, and state governments violate the rights of the people in their own attempts to enforce morality. The decision to ingest, smoke or consume any drug should be up to the individual, under the advice of his or her physician, when appropriate. Locking people up for trying to relieve their pain is cruel and unusual punishment for an act that hurts no one.
— Michael Badnarik Libertarian presidential nominee 2004