Under the cry of States Rights, Congress has disallowed any meaningful control of firearms or ammunition, has allowed the Voting Rights Act to be gutted after a 48 year battle to assure equal voting rights to the traditionally disenfranchised, has let Stand Your Ground thrive and spread, and has allowed the passage of blatantly discriminatory laws against LGBT and women under the guise of “sincerely held religious beliefs.”
Despite the federalist foothold on so called State’s Rights, these Republicans and Democrats want to be able to sue President Obama for NOT arresting Americans who are using marijuana LEGALLY (including children who are using it medically) under their State Laws.
Yes, that includes the Representative from Alaska, Don Young, who just last year co-sponsored the “Respect Your State’s Marijuana Laws” Act.
As the Sponsor of this act HR4138 reiterates the words of his good friend, Allen West, “the race card is the last one in the deck.” Indeed.
HR4138 Act by Trey Gowdy (SC-4) was passed by the House on March 12, 2014
Cosponsors who joined Elvish King Gowdey want to arrest Americans who are using Marijuana legally in their states:
Republican Darrell Issa (CA-40)
Republican Jim Gerlach (PA-6)
Republican Bob Goodlatte (VA-6)
But, there were also FIVE DEMOCRATS who voted WITH THE REPUBLICANS to begin arresting Americans for LEGAL marijuana use:
Democrat Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
Democrat Pete Gallego (TX-23)
Democrat George Barrow (GA-12)
Democrat Nick Rahal (West Virginia -3)
Democrat Collin Peterson (Minnesota-7)
The following Republicans did a flip flop on Thursday by voting for the ENFORCE ACT, while in the past, supporting the relaxation of marijuana in their states:
Republican Mike Coffman (CO-6)
Republican Dana Rohroabacher (CA-48)
Republican Justin Amash (Michigan-3)
Republican Don Young (Alaska- at large)
Alaska Republican Don Young actually cosponsored the “Respect State Marijuana’s Law Act in 2013”