Political partisans can be so amusing! Not to leave anyone out but at the moment the “Conservatives” are the ones who are amusing me the most. I’ve noticed that Conservatives are generally big fans of the Tenth Amendment or at least they always bring that up whenever Liberals or moderates in Congress want to pass new legislation. Now I’m not saying they’re necessarily wrong. We have too many laws already. I don’t think we need to legislate everything. (Although, I often dislike state laws even more than I dislike Federal ones.)
So anyway… Conservatives think that states should be allowed to manage their own affairs without unnecessary interference from the Federal Government, right? So they must be happy about this decision.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will not seek to arrest medical marijuana users and suppliers as long as they conform to state laws, under new policy guidelines to be sent to federal prosecutors Monday.
Two Justice Department officials described the new policy to The Associated Press, saying prosecutors will be told it is not a good use of their time to arrest people who use or provide medical marijuana in strict compliance with state laws.
Regardless of how you feel about marijuana, medical or otherwise, let’s be clear on this point: The Obama Administration has decided not to interfere in internal state affairs in this matter. They have decided not to waste resources that could be directed toward stopping more dangerous criminals. This is not only a good decision, it is a conservative decision. Will Conservatives agree? I’m not going to browse all the Conservative sites to see what the general consensus is but I happened to come across this post on American Digest and experience leads me to believe that this will be the typical “Conservative” reaction. Come on, prove me wrong.
UPDATE: Yahoo link expired. Replaced with link to same story at Google/AP