In Letter To A Friend I discussed how legal precedents made to favor the drug war are now coming back to bite those who favored the Drug War but who are now against ObamaCare. Well it is getting a might embarrassing. Because we now have at least one name to attach the charge to.
Several prominent conservative drug warriors signed on to an amicus brief in Raich endorsing an expansive use of the Commerce Clause. Copy, paste, and replace the word “marijuana” with “health insurance,” and you just wrote a Department of Justice brief for any of the suits defending Obamacare across the nation.I have been telling these fools forever. How you stick it to dopers will one day determine how it is stuck to you. Well the day has come. I hope they are enjoying the results. Because in a perverse way I am.
Or, for a good laugh, go read former Oklahoma congressman Ernest Istook, now working for Heritage, who frames the health care debate as “Obamacare vs. Limited Government.” As he puts it: “Straining to find a constitutional basis for mandating that everyone must buy health insurance, Obama’s lawyers resorted to the all-purpose Interstate Commerce Clause.” Istook signed on to the drug warrior brief in Raich.
I'm also enjoying how Drug War precedents have empowered the TSA.
That Drug War seems to be an all purpose tool when you need to violate citizen's rights.
There was a guy who figured this out a long time ago.
Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. Fredrick Douglas
I guess the way it works is Liberty and Justice for All or NONE.