Republicans, Strong Believers in States Rights, Have New Set of Rules

Lost in the wake of Attorney General Jeff Session's absurd ruling on marijuana, is the blatant hypocrisy of it all.

Republicans, the alleged champions of states rights want absolutely nothing to do with states rights when it does not suit their cause.

According to Sessions, "Good people don't smoke marijuana."

So hey, let's lock them up in prison if they do.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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stillCJ
stillCJ

Editor

Most politicians are the same with the hypocrisy. They say nice things but when it does not fit their agenda, you cannot count on them at all.

AWC
AWC

Good people don't legislate morality.

El_Tedo
El_Tedo

Sessions should be focused on arresting Clinton Machine people, not pot-heads.

thimk
thimk

Agreed - pres trump said during campaign leave it to the states. Empowering the states to decide what is best for them is optimal. It promotes a competitive environment . Looks like the DOJ can't touch MEDijuana . https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/27/opinion/as-trump-said-in-the-campaign-leave-pot-to-the-states.html

JonSellers
JonSellers

The largest lobbies against marijuana legalization are police unions and private prison owners. Both are important Republican constituencies. Making marijuana illegal does 2 important things: creates hardened criminals out of simple potheads and keeps African-Americans from voting and competing for jobs. Yes, it is the epitome of evil, but so are all of the other Republican items on Mish's list. At some point I need to change my registration to Independent.