The Obama administration seems to have failed in one campaign promise from both campaigns for sure. This one has gotten so far from his promise that it has proven to be a blatant lie.
"I'm not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws on this issue,"
-Obama on Medical marijuana 2008
In both the 2008 and 2012 campaigns Mr. Obama claimed his administration would not waste the time or tax payer money to interfere with states allowed for the use of marijuana by its people. This is right opposite of what his administration has done. The DEA and other agencies had, according to the Rolling Stone, raided over 100 medical marijuana dispensaries in just his first 3 years in office.
Now comes the news that the DEA just raided at least 4 more marijuana stores in Seattle, Washington. Washington has state laws that allows for medical and recreational use of the drug. Yet this did not stop the Obama administration from using federal law to trump states rights.
The question is when will the likes of Rand Paul, a states right guy, and others like him stand up to this attack on states rights? At the end of the day if you support states rights at all you should stand and be counted on this issue. Instead, the Libertarians remain silent. Not only does this show Obama to be a liar on this issue, it also shows the Libertarians and states rights conservatives for the frauds they are.
No matter where you stand on this President it is clear Obama lied on this one from the start.
The FPV take:
If we can not break the shackles of the past that lead to marijuana being called a narcotic in the first place, fear. How can we move forward as a nation. The drug was banned out of fear by white men that black men would get stoned and rape white women. This is as absurd now as it was then.
There is no scientific proof that shows this to be the case, yet alcohol does have proof to make many men very aggressive and abusive. But we allow folks to buy beer etcetera.
We as a nation should end the federal prohibition on marijuana and let folks make their own choice to use it or not. This does not mean let it be sold to kids or near schools or what have you. Since the US Congress is well paid by Big Pharma this must start in the states. But until then we should hold Obama accountable for this lie. Write or email him and congress about this.