Teh Squeaky Wheel
Happy Caturday, Wheelizens.
I don’t think I’d want to share a toothbrush with a parrot. (But then, I’m an ornery, closed-minded old cuss.)
I concur that drugs should simply be legalized for many practical, principled reasons. But I would prefer this administration leave the states which have legalized medical and recreational pot alone. Those states have a clear constitutional right to have done so, and it seems like a good “wedge issue” to use as a springboard re revisiting states’ rights and the pretty clearly codified limits on the size and scope of the damned FedGov.
Further, the WoD has severely undermined the 4th Amendment, which I think is an extremely serious problem. There’s quite a trail of dead innocents, dead dogs, “forfeited” property and ruined lives which support this assertion.
Charging inanimate property with a crime is just a wee bit too dystopian (and bug-fuck crazy) for my tastes.
Also don’t want to see more non-violent people thrown into federal or local rape cages for preposterously long sentences. If one hasn’t harmed the person or property of someone else, why should one be prosecuted in the first place, much less be forced to suffer draconian cruelty?
Good morning and happy Saturday, GN! Hi, Fatwa!
I agree with your comments, especially as to asset forfeiture which has been one of the most horrendous violations of the Constitution ever. However, the danger here goes beyond drugs and individual rights/state rights. It’s the selective enforcement of the law that is really dangerous. These states are in clear violation of federal law as it currently exists -- The federal govt knows this, yet chooses to ignore it. The states know it, but figure that nothing will happen.
If Texas tomorrow decided to ignore all federal firearm regulations and laws and to allow sales from dealers without background checks, the hue and cry from the Left and the media would deafening. Related to drug use, crickets.
Anyhow, we are off. See you guys in a few days.
Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Happy Anniversary weekend, Sven and Mrs. Sven!
Good morning, Fatwa!
Many years ago, I attended Freedom School, taught by Kevin Cullinane. The course emphasizes the sovereignty of the individual and that a person must consider the long term impact of every decision and action he takes. No one has the right to impact another individual in any way without their consent. In regards to prisons, he felt they should be done away with, entirely, and that offenders should instead pay restitution to the party they damaged. If you can’t pay, then you serve a term of involuntary servitude to work off your debt. Companies could be established that bought out the contracts from those that didn’t want to house and feed their debtor. It was an interesting concept.
Happy Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Sven; have a lovely celebration!!1!
Understand your point about selective enforcement of the law and the dangers which go with it. I take the “extremist” viewpoint that everything the FedGov does which is outside its pretty clearly delineated purview is illegal (and deeply immoral, which to me is every bit as bad).
Had never heard of Cullinane or his Freedom School, but like what you mentioned. Just did a search and found plenty of links…
Random dropping from the Eurovision Song Contest ca. 1979:
That’s enough to bring tears to my eyes.
My brain feels like it clicked on a link it should not have.
You gentlemen have been acquainted with me for over a decade and should know very well that the overwhelming majority of my YT embeds are wholesome, uplifting and/or educational as well as being strictly top drawer.
I have a reputation, you know. (And yet you clicked, didn’t you?) 👿
“And yet you clicked, didn’t you?”
Yes, yes I did. I blame Paddy.
Let’s watch the name calling.
My Daddy taught me that it’s important to use the correct word. Neener, neener, neener.