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

Exactly, top-gun. In 1937 Justice Roberts switched sides, and gave the government unlimited power. I'm not saying that was a good thing; in fact, it was a very bad thing, and I totally agree that the unlimited growth of government power is a much bigger problem than the question of whether pot should be legal or not, and the growth of government will bring about the end of the United States, most likely within our lifetimes.

You reap what you sow, do wrong stuff, get locked up, Pot sucks , its a crappy drug for losers

Politicians are always in favor of states' rights until the states start doing things they don't like. Then they love federal power. Left, right, it doesn't matter - none of them have any principles.

Mish misunderstands the phrase 'states rights'. It refers to the US individual states having rights not to be infringed by the US federal gov't (10th Amendment). It has nothing to do with other sovereign countries of the world.

I was providing a list of jackass things the neocons support - I did not say or imply they were states rights issues