Nearly a year after Washington state and Colorado voted to legalize recreational marijuana, the Obama administration announced on Thursday that it won’t sue the states to comply with federal laws, though it reserves the right to in the future.
This is all part of the overall Obama/Democrat plan to created social, cultural, medical and financial dependencies entirely beholden to the Democrat project.
In this case the target is pot smokers, who tend to be younger and vote in smaller numbers than in other demographics. Social security and medicare don’t affect them much, in the sense that while they help pay for it, they don’t much need it. Home mortgage deductions aren’t a huge factor with them, especially twenty-somethings who are too poor to buy homes. Two things do affect them: education costs and pot.
Obama has moved strongly into both areas to created new dependencies. He raises and lowers edu-loan interest rates almost by fiat (with the added teaser of potentially removing the debt entirely), and he has arrogated to himself the power to enforce or ignore federal anti-pot laws. The unspoken message in all of this is that if you support me and my party, we will continue to give you stuff. If not, not.
I read elsewhere a comment on this latest pot initiative to the effect that while the commenter agreed on the need to end the drug war, he’d far rather see it done permanently and properly by Congress and the President rather than by executive fiat.
But that is exactly what Obama does not want. Why? Because that would remove his divine power to loose or lock for the benefit of his ideology, party, and agenda. And, of course, the always and ultimate message is that all good things must flow from the state.