Here’s a blog post I found, or at least the part that relates to California Tenth Amendment Center:
“So, will the Teabaggers who support “State’s Rights” even to the point of secession over health care take to the streets and defend California should it legalize marijuana for recreational use?”
I can’t speak for the ‘Teabaggers’, but California Tenth Amendment Center backs up all who are resisting Federal encroachment. The marijuana community have certainly been the boldest camp within the entire circle of recent state sovereignty activism, demonstrating that standing up to DC can be successful. Legal usage of medical marijuana in California is now in it’s 14th year and despite crackdowns by Federal thugs, Cali’s growers, collectives and patients have stood their ground. It would seem that at least in the Golden State, people under the influence of Federal drug-war propaganda are in the minority.
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If only we can get the Conservatives on the Health care issue to stand their ground regardless of what the Federal Court says openly just like the medical marijuana issue. They took it to court and the court ruled against the right of the States to legalizes medical marijuana. The State ignored them helping to reinforce upon the court that their authority does not include the right to make unjust federal action legitimate.
They can either respect the limits of their power or they will be ignored, and thus have much less power. that is the check on the Federal court just as it is the check on the Federal Government. And the language among conservative and libertarians standing against the Federal health care usurpation needs to openly reflect that.
The court has already tried to uses the commerces clause in the illegitimate outlawing of a purely intra-state matter, and failed, let them be aware of that fact in their consideration as to whether or not they should choose to push their oversteps even furthers that such an act will only serve to further diminish their moral and legal authority.
Let this be the check on the federal court's misbehavior, just as Jackson said it, let the court enforce its own edicts.
No more republicans challenging this law saying that they will bow to the courts judgment that the law is constitutional. This is not a request on our behalf that they tell us whether or not a law is constitutional, this is a request that they tell the rest of the Federal government this law is beyond their legitimate powers.
They can either do their job and do that, or we will handle this usurpation in anther way.
They keep making this association with power and a specific use of that power such as allowing medical marijuana when in fact those are two separate things. Having the power to do something simply means you have the choice to do whatever something happens to be. California has the power to enact medical marijuana if it wants but that simply means it has the sole choice to do it if it wanted to do. The power over this issue (or any isue) is simply the choice to go one way or the other.