Friday, March 16, 2007

A travesty.

As Ed Norris says, "If you aren't pissed off, you aren't paying attention."

Another Raich ruling, another blow to your rights. The Liberty Papers has a nice writeup. I won't add much to it, other than to mention that I've talked about this before. The application of the interstate commerce clause of the Constitution to, well, everything is going to become a very, very big problem.

This marijuana never crossed a state line. It was never bought or sold. Yet somehow, the interstate commerce clause trumps a law approved by the people of California.
Respondents Diane Monson and Angel Raich use marijuana that has never been bought or sold, that has never crossed state lines, and that has had no demonstrable effect on the national market for marijuana. If Congress can regulate this under the Commerce Clause, then it can regulate virtually anything-and the Federal Government is no longer one of limited and enumerated powers.

Justice Thomas' dissent. And he's right. We keep allowing the Federal government rights it was never allowed, rights that can and will affect all of us.

It's got to stop.

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