Monday, January 08, 2018

So, Change the Law

It seems like Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a change in policy from Obama era decisions that allowed marijuana legalization to flourish in several sates.  It seems that some legislators are angry because Sessions is following the law, which he is sworn to uphold.

I'm a big fan of the Constitution, especially the 10th Amendment which enshrines individual and states rights.  I'm also a huge fan of this mercurial political experiment that we call the United States, where states can try out different idea and other folks can watch them to see if it's a good idea or not.

But, I admit that I am a bit confused about Congress-critters being upset that AG Sessions is enforcing the law as it is written, rather than by some bureaucratic fiat.,  Those same members of Congress are uniquely positioned to change the law itself.  This is basic civics, stuff that we all learned in high school.  I guess it's too much to expect that Congress-critters would actually apply basic civics to their job.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I personally think the tears from Congress critters are from crocodiles. They just don't want to anger any potential voters at this time, its an election year and they just don't need any more drama, the poor dears.

Judy said...

I agree, We are suppose to be a nation that follows the Rule of Law. If the law is a counterproductive then get rid of it. That's what happened with Prohibition. ATF and the other alphabet organization will still have plenty to do.

Retired Spook said...

There should be a requirement that one take (and pass) a high-school equivalent test on the Constitution and American Government, with 80% being a minimum passing grade. How can you run the government if you don't know how it's supposed to work?

Old NFO said...

I don't think they can SPELL civics, much less actually apply lessons they should have learned. It would counter their 'agenda'... sigh

BobF said...

Part of the problem as I see it is that some politicians don't see politics as a governing exercise. Rather, they see it as a social engagement with benefits. The former takes study, knowledge, and understanding of how our government works. The latter requires,..., well, not much.