Friday, March 13, 2009

Obama gets one right

King Obama, Lord and Savior of Big Media (the BM for short), finally got one right. After weeks of misstep after pratfall after faux pas after f-up, Obama finally enacted a policy that is Constitutional.

Raids by the federal government on legally sanctioned medical marijuana facilities will become a thing of the past. President Obama is averse to using federal funds for this purpose, particularly when state law provides for medicinal marijuana use. Moving forward, decisions on medical marijuana raids will be left up to state government.
FINALLY, a reversal of the ridiculous and patently unconstitutional policy of King George the Dim! Our Constitution explicitly provides for states to make their own laws and for those laws to supercede Federal law except in cases where it directly violates the Constitution or the Constitutional rights of the citizens of that state. This is the first step towards more individual freedom undertaken by this administration. Hell, it's the first step toward more individual freedom that I can remember in a very, very long time.

Regardless of how you may personally feel about drugs and drug abuse, there's one true unassailable fact: the Drug War is an absolute failure. It's a cluster eff on a biblical scale. It's done nothing but ruin lives, both here in the US as well as in the drug producing and drug importing countries. Look at Mexico. Mexico may erupt in civil war at any moment - drogistas against federales. And for what? Did we learn nothing from Prohibition? Absolutely nothing?


So give credit where credit is due. Obama scores major libertarian points with this new policy. It's a start.