Supreme Court rules against pot for sick people


So -- now we see that the Reagan revolution has been completely successful insofar as now, even former liberals realize that can have NO TRUST in the federal government. And Dick Nixon and Ronnie and Big Georgie and Little Georgie proved it to us, what Ronnie said, that you can NOT trust the Federal Government. They proved it the way true poets do -- by showing us what it looks like when vicious, conscienceless, paid-off, ass-licking, selfish morons occupy public office.

June 6, 2005 | WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal authorities may prosecute sick people who smoke pot on doctors' orders, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, concluding that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug.

The decision is a stinging defeat for marijuana advocates who had successfully pushed 10 states to allow the drug's use to treat various illnesses.

Justice John Paul Stevens, writing the 6-3 decision, said that Congress could change the law to allow medical use of marijuana.

The closely watched case was an appeal by the Bush administration in a case that it lost in late 2003. At issue was whether the prosecution of medical marijuana users under the federal Controlled Substances Act was constitutional.

Under the Constitution, Congress may pass laws regulating a state's economic activity so long as it involves "interstate commerce" that crosses state borders. The California marijuana in question was homegrown, distributed to patients without charge and without crossing state lines.

---Hey, notice to you assholes on the Supreme Court -- we DID pass laws making it legal here.

Stevens said there are other legal options for patients, "but perhaps even more important than these legal avenues is the democratic process, in which the voices of voters allied with these respondents may one day be heard in the halls of Congress."

California's medical marijuana law, passed by voters in 1996, allows people to grow, smoke or obtain marijuana for medical needs with a doctor's recommendation. Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington state have laws similar to California.

In those states, doctors generally can give written or oral recommendations on marijuana to patients with cancer, HIV and other serious illnesses.

----oh let us see the Federal marshalls dragging wheelchair-bound terminally ill people out to take them to trial. For that sort of shit, we can also include Willie among the vicious unsympathetic ass-licking bastards in DC, since his administration hastened deaths from cancer by prosecuting people using marijuana to develop enough appetite to eat, hold weight, survive. But I guess Willie never could understand the possibility that someone could have no appetite. ----

In a dissent, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said that states should be allowed to set their own rules.

"The states' core police powers have always included authority to define criminal law and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of their citizens," said O'Connor, who was joined by other states' rights advocates.

The legal question presented a dilemma for the court's conservatives, who have pushed to broaden states' rights in recent years, invalidating federal laws dealing with gun possession near schools and violence against women on the grounds the activity was too local to justify federal intrusion.

O'Connor said she would have opposed California's medical marijuana law if she was a voter or a legislator. But she said the court was overreaching to endorse "making it a federal crime to grow small amounts of marijuana in one's own home for one's own medicinal use."

So, bearing in mind what a man who actually fought for his country said:

"War is just a racket.... There are only two things
we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes
and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other
reason is simply a racket."

Major General Smedley Butler, USMC,
twice awarded the Medal of Honor

Well, as peaceful a person as I am, I find it difficult to avoid recognizing this IS defense of our homes (and health) and the Bill of Rights.

So I can only say to our esteemed bought-and-paid-for Supreme Court, with all due respect:

"FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU and do NOT let the sun rise or set on Federal marshalls trying to arrest sick people in California. You will NOT enjoy the public reception you get."

You people are below despicable, and apparently, only one of you took time out from filling up your offshore accounts and getting government jobs for your relatives to actually read the constitution. Thank you, Judge O'Connor, for at least having the prerequisites for the job.

AND oh, to the rest of you -- FUCK YOU. I

HL Mencken had it right when he said:

"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."

And oh -- a necessary note to the Thought Police who were cleverly put solidly in place BEFORE the Coup d'Fou took over -- I have no plans to break the law or harm anyone -- I suppose I should consult a lawyer to find out if I still have the right to disapprove of a ruling, but I must assume I still can.

Still, this is NOT a threat, just an observation and a reminder that, as the man said, "Be careful the asses you kick on the way up -- they're the same ones you'll have to kiss on the way down." We can only wait and hope we get to see it.


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