Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Marijuana as medicine – Supreme Injustice

And so the Supreme Court, in its wisdom, has said that it’s OK for the DEA to continue enforcing the Federal Government’s unconstitutional “War on Drugs” and to prosecute those who smoke marijuana for medicinal reasons. Doctors can prescribe morphine, but not marijuana. What a travesty.

The 9th and 10th Amendments to the Federal Constitution clearly state that the Federal Government has a limited, defined set of powers and responsibilities. And nowhere in the Constitution does it give the Federal government the power or responsibility to regulate what one can eat, drink or smoke.. Yet the President and the Congress continue this insane assault on our liberties and to expand government’s power and reach.

I sometimes feel that getting mad at politicians for doing so is as foolish as getting mad at a dog for pissing on a fire hydrant – they just can’t help themselves. But the Supreme Court is supposed to know better. They are supposed to be the final barrier to government tyranny.

Too bad they’ve, once again, abdicated their responsibility…

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