Disgusted by the Trump administration part II

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, Jan 5, 2018 2:58 PM
posted by Con_Alma

Are you sure it's Sessions that you should be upset with?

 

"...Sessions has a point, or a piece of a point, when he argues that the Obama-era memos did not merely clarify DOJ practices but in effect changed federal law over the heads of Congress. It would be better if Congress changed federal law to better accommodate states in which marijuana is legal; it would be even better if Congress did not have to do so, the federal jurisdiction being confined to its proper role in these matters, which is interstate and international. John Paul Stevens will forgive me for suggesting that the Supreme Court erred in its decision in Gonzales v. Raich, which enshrined the federal power to regulate marijuana consumption within the borders of a single state under its interstate commerce powers, a nonsensical conclusion but one not entirely inconsistent with precedent regarding the interstate-commerce clause, the elasticity of which apparently is infinite. ..."

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455170/jeff-sessions-marijuana-legalization-solution

This popped up in my feed today, which kinda reiterates your point.

http://reason.com/blog/2018/01/04/blame-scotus-for-allowing-the-feds-to-ta

justincredible Honorable Admin
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gut Senior Member
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Fri, Jan 5, 2018 3:39 PM
posted by justincredible

Get it done.

https://mobile.twitter.com/justinamash/status/949305224686129152

 

I wonder if this would remove marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug....in which case MAJOR celebration in the NFL (because I don't believe marijuana is explicitly banned, but only thru it's classification as a federally controlled substance).

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, Jan 5, 2018 4:16 PM
posted by gut

 

I wonder if this would remove marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug....in which case MAJOR celebration in the NFL (because I don't believe marijuana is explicitly banned, but only thru it's classification as a federally controlled substance).

Indeed it would.

Bill summary from congress.gov:

Shown Here:
Introduced in House (02/27/2017)

Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017

This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to provide that the Act's regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal penalties do not apply to with respect to marijuana.

It removes marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinols from schedule I. (A schedule I controlled substance is a drug, substance, or chemical that: has a high potential for abuse; has no currently accepted medical value; and is subject to regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal penalties under the Controlled Substances Act.)

Additionally, it eliminates criminal penalties for an individual who imports, exports, manufactures, distributes, or possesses with intent to distribute marijuana.

The bill does, however, make it a crime to knowingly ship or transport marijuana into a state where its receipt, possession, or sale is prohibited. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to one year, or both.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1227

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 308 reps Joined Apr 2010
Fri, Jan 5, 2018 4:56 PM

That's an awesome bill and based on the cosponsors it looks like a bipartisan bill.  I hope this gains traction. I am surprised not to see Booker on there though.  This bill should be a no brainer.  This is how our Government is supposed to work.  Tell the executive branch to fuck off.  What a lovely concept. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, Jan 5, 2018 4:59 PM
posted by like_that

That's an awesome bill and based on the cosponsors it looks like a bipartisan bill.  I hope this gains traction. I am surprised not to see Booker on there though.  This bill should be a no brainer.  This is how our Government is supposed to work.  Tell the executive branch to fuck off.  What a lovely concept. 

House Bill.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Fri, Jan 5, 2018 5:20 PM
posted by justincredible

House Bill.

Derp.

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 188 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 6, 2018 12:35 PM

I see Trump opened today by yelling on the Twitter about how he's a stable genius in a way that really makes those book allegations that he's unstable and growing senile look far, far more legit.

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 6, 2018 1:29 PM
posted by Heretic

I see Trump opened today by yelling on the Twitter about how he's a stable genius in a way that really makes those book allegations that he's unstable and growing senile look far, far more legit.

More and more he does sound like a petulant child. I knew those tweets and his comments at this press conference were coming. 

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Sat, Jan 6, 2018 4:03 PM

Trump: “I’m, like, really smart”.  

 

This is is the leader of our country - a 7th grade girl disguised as a 70 year old man?  

 

Great at to see our president tactically using twitter to get these critical pieces of information directly to us and bypassing the evil mainstream media.  What an inspired leader.

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 6, 2018 4:35 PM

But, he is cutting regulations, the economy is humming, and he is taking it to the media and telling it like it is. MAGA baby! 

Man, Trump was right, I am tired of all the winning. 

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Sat, Jan 6, 2018 5:20 PM

Yeah, cuz like he’s really smart. Plus he was a super popular tv personality too.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Sat, Jan 6, 2018 5:22 PM

A stable genius

SportsAndLady Senior Member
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Sat, Jan 6, 2018 5:34 PM

People still care what Trump says?

guys an idiot, I am so beyond getting butthurt at his dumbass tweets and things he says. 

Keep cutting taxes, regulations, etc and all is good with me. Don’t really GAF that boogie, ptown and the other libtards’ feelings are hurt. 

Automatik Senior Member
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Sat, Jan 6, 2018 5:38 PM

I love the Trump tweets...gift that keeps on giving.

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 6, 2018 5:43 PM
posted by SportsAndLady

People still care what Trump says?

guys an idiot, I am so beyond getting butthurt at his dumbass tweets and things he says. 

Keep cutting taxes, regulations, etc and all is good with me. Don’t really GAF that boogie, ptown and the other libtards’ feelings are hurt. 

Yeah, I still care, and always have, about what the President of the United States says. Seems to me that it matters as it is offiical U.S. policy. 

gut Senior Member
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Sat, Jan 6, 2018 11:11 PM
posted by SportsAndLady

People still care what Trump says?

guys an idiot, I am so beyond getting butthurt at his dumbass tweets and things he says. 

Keep cutting taxes, regulations, etc and all is good with me. Don’t really GAF that boogie, ptown and the other libtards’ feelings are hurt. 

 

Yep - embarrasing dumbass.  And killing it...I could go on and on, but it's basically just proof that the POTUS doesn't matter in a meaningful way..............but that even a slight opposition to socialism is bigly good for the country.

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 6, 2018 11:27 PM
posted by gut

 

Yep - embarrasing dumbass.  And killing it...I could go on and on, but it's basically just proof that the POTUS doesn't matter in a meaningful way..............but that even a slight opposition to socialism is bigly good for the country.

Hold on. That doesn't make sense. 

If you say the Presidency doesn't matter, then do you not agree that the Executive Branch has too much power? Does the President have too little or the right power? 

I swear people on here were yelling to the mountain top that Obama had too much power. Now is it not the case? Did he have no power to begin with? 

Which is it? 

gut Senior Member
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Sat, Jan 6, 2018 11:31 PM
posted by ptown_trojans_1

Hold on. That doesn't make sense. 

If you say the Presidency doesn't matter, then do you not agree that the Executive Branch has too much power? Does the President have too little or the right power? 

I swear people on here were yelling to the mountain top that Obama had too much power. Now is it not the case? Did he have no power to begin with? 

Which is it? 

Why doesn't it make sense?

I'm not sure how beliving the Exec branch doesn't matter follows that is has too much power....

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 6, 2018 11:32 PM

No not at all....

If it has too much power, it matters...

So, Obama had no power or influence, just so we are sure? 

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