Re: [FSP] Re: One Thing about the abolish Drug Laws argument
- I don't worry about a local or federal agent breaking into my house now to see if I have roach in my ashtrays, and I believe you're missing my point, you can tell local officers not to enforce or to not enforce as severly, and probably get away with it, BUT if you go and 'legalize heroin, legalize marijuana, legalize crack cocaine in your state', the feds can and will show up in your state and start enforcing federal laws against the war on drugs, and yes they will gladly spend thousands of dollars to make their point. And if you legalize Automatic weapons in the State which are prohibited by Federal law, you will face the same problems. I personnaly could care less how anyone spends their spare time, what I believe is that only by reducing the regulations that have been imposed by misuse of the Interstate Commerce Act can you begin to regain your freedoms. State are not regularitory by nature, they become regulated because of a fear of losing federal monies.
If the State itself is willing to provide for maintenance of highways, the public safety and showing a true free market system works and is willing to ween itself off the federal feeding trough then it will be intrinsically more free than anything out there now.
----- Original Message -----
From: Zack Bass
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2003 3:05 PM
Subject: [FSP] Re: One Thing about the abolish Drug Laws argument
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Michael Wilson"
> Please folks, don't forget about the feds. Look at what they're doing
> in States which have legalized medicinal Marijuana;, they are still
> closing clinics and enforcing the Federal laws.
That's not a problem. No one is suggesting that we get rid of Federal
Drugs Laws, any more than we will get rid of Federal Gun Laws. what
we CAN AND WILL do, though, is get rid of STATE Prohibition. And
there is nothing the Feds can do about tHAT. They are still welcome
to spend THEIR money to enforce whatever Federal Laws they like; but
there's no reason a STATE ought to be doing it for them.
Think about it: If you have a roach in your ashtray, are you afraid
of a Federal Agent coming by, or are you afraid to report the fact
that your TV was stolen because your Local Sheriff will snoop around
your home while pretending to investigate? Are you afraid that a
Federla Agent will stop your car for a broken taillight? Or would
that be the LOCAL COP?
Same for carrying a weapon. It's mostly the STATE that is violating
your Second Amendment rights, not the Feds.
Get rid of the threat from these guys, and the Feds are no bother.
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- At 03:54 PM 5/1/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>I don't worry about a local or federal agent breaking into my house now toMike, we're not going to go off willy-nilly and "legalize"
>see if I have roach in my ashtrays, and I believe you're missing my point,
>you can tell local officers not to enforce or to not enforce as severly,
>and probably get away with it, BUT if you go and 'legalize heroin,
>legalize marijuana, legalize crack cocaine in your state', the feds can
>and will show up in your state and start enforcing federal laws against
>the war on drugs, and yes they will gladly spend thousands of dollars to
>make their point. And if you legalize Automatic weapons in the State
>which are prohibited by Federal law, you will face the same problems.
things...there just aren't going to be any laws with regard to those
things. Think about it: If there's no law about concealed or open
carry...then you can do what you want, right? And if there's no law about
recreational drugs, then you need only obey the federal statutes, because
the state doesn't have anything to say about it. I make that distinction
(perhaps without a difference). We won't be passing laws that say "everyone
can open or concealed carry." Or "everyone can smoke pot." As Barry
Goldwater famously said in 1964 (and was slandered for it), "I'm here to
repeal laws, not pass more of them." ---Tim Condon