This is so intelligent, and gives up such a huge lever with which to control The People, I’m having a hard time believing it’s Obama doing it.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is sending strong signals that President Obama – who as a candidate said states should be allowed to make their own rules on medical marijuana – will end raids on pot dispensaries in California.
Asked at a Washington news conference Wednesday about Drug Enforcement Administration raids in California since Obama took office last month, Holder said the administration has changed its policy.
“What the president said during the campaign, you’ll be surprised to know, will be consistent with what we’ll be doing here in law enforcement,” he said. “What he said during the campaign is now American policy.”
“Will end raids,” of course, suggests that raids haven’t yet stopped, but I think this is for real, and very encouraging.
All I can think of is “opiate of the people”. Obama will have so many other means of controlling our lives — gun control, education control, health control, finance control, porn control, child control — drug control would be redundant, and letting the proles get high is a good way to convince them you’re on their side.
The War on Drugs has served its purpose; the Fourth and Fifth Amendments are almost entirely erased, and policies established to fight the Drug Scourge can now be expanded into every other field of liberty, and we will be too stoned to care.
Via The Agitator, Radley Balko.