posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 08:05 AM
The last 100 years has been a progressive experiment, its failed and we are about to see it crash.
The progressive movement brought us prohibition, the Federal reserve, federal income taxes, the war on drugs and its lead to private prisons, highest
incarceration rates in the world, run away printing of money and our economy has walked the plank.
The last hundred years has been about building a federal system of government and destroying the republic. One of the first pieces of federal
legislation in the war on drugs as the OP states was the marijuana taxation act. The federal government passed an act to regulate morality through the
power of taxation, then using that as the thin edge of the wedge morphed their regulatory power into the power to prohibit. The federal government has
very very limited power to legislate criminal law. But its "legitimacy" was rubber stamped by progressive courts, and excused with progressive hand
wringing that it was "of course necessary and that the federal government has to be able to do this." Its a progressive excuse that's been used for
over 100 years, from then to this day with Obama. You hear progressive dems and GOP rinos/neo cons saying things Of course we need amnesty. of course
we need to displace the Syrian regime, of course we need to bail out the banks, of course we need stazi style spying on our citizens so that we can
search the records and find some dirt on them and prosecute them if they become a problem... Its goes on and on and on and why should it be no
surprise, progressives have been immunizing them selves from the rule of law for the last hundred years to the point where they blatantly and openly
flout their contempt for it to the point where they are on the verge of calling recitation of the constitution "anti-progressive hate speech and a
terroristic threat." Just look at the latest amnesty fight, in the past 100 years the legislative authority of the states has been diminished and now
progressives in both parties are engaged in diminishing the legislative authority of congress, in effect empowering and emboldening the president with
the unconstitutional authority to ignore or display any congressional act at anytime. It would seem that the progressives want a strong executive
branch so that they can use the position to push their agenda, even as the public votes to try to undo the damage.
You say, let's change course on the war on drugs? I say they never had the constitutional authority to wage that war in the first place.