The simple answer is that it is unconstitutional for the federal government to be involved in the whole drug issue, because it is not listed in the Constitution as an enumerated power. That means that according to the 10th amendment, the decision is left up to the states and the people. Ron Paul is running for a federal office, therefore his actions on this issue would pertain to restricting the federal government to the Constitution.
Then, if you do not like the drug laws in your own state, you work at the state level to get them changed.
As a general rule, we do not want one-size-fits-all federal mandates. Because even though it might seem like a much easier way to accomplish something that we want to see done, rather than also have to get busy in our own state and local governments, the more you hand over to the federal government to decide, the more power you give them. The more power they have, the bigger they get.
Our Founders intended for us to have 50 republics; not one superstate.
Last edited by LibertyEagle; 04-08-2012 at 09:05 AM.
"We do have some differences and our approaches will be different, but that makes him his own person. I mean why should he [Rand] be a clone and do everything and think just exactly as I have. I think it's an opportunity to be independent minded. We are about 99% the same on issues." "People Try To Drive Wedges Between Rand And Me." --Ron Paul
Can you show me where the states have the authority to reduce us to animals without rights or are we unwittingly allowing this by not objecting ?
Originally Posted by LibertyEagle