Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ted Cruz adopts Big Government, anti-Tenth Amendment stance on pot

Why has Texas Sen. Ted Cruz adopted a Big Government, anti-Tenth Amendment stance on marijuana policy?

According to Politico, he criticized the Obama administration earlier this year (I'd missed it at the time) for failing to arrest pot smokers in Colorado and Washington state, declaring that the failure of the DOJ to prosecute marijuana cases after voters legalized it in those states is somehow “fundamentally dangerous to the liberty of the people.”

Really? Think about it: Abiding by the voters' wishes is "dangerous" to their "liberty"? But arresting them wouldn't be? This is weird, Orwellian, language: War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength.

I know the guy's running for President but I wish he would at least pretend to represent Texas and not presume to dictate to other states.

What a tone deaf stance, particularly with Colorado a presidential swing state! How can this guy not realize voters in those states - and Alaska, and Oregon, and D.C. - have their own opinions about liberty and voted in favor of it?


Anonymous said...

GWB on gay marriage before Mass. ruled it was legal: "We need to let dtates decide."

GWB on gay marriage after Mass. ruled it was legal: "We need a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage!"

They don't care about the size of the government. They only care about foisting their wedge issues on the rest of the country.

Anonymous said...

Most politicians only stick to principles of governance or law when it aligns with their personal beliefs.

Charlie O said...

Cruz is just another GOP POS hypocrite. Just worst than most. And a a complete embarrassment to Texas. Many of my friends still down there apologize for him daily.

Anonymous said...

Got that right, Charlie O. TCruz is a right-wing moron. I thought the Repub-TeaBaggers were in favor of LESS government and LESS intrusion. Makes me embarrassed to be a Texan.

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