Sally Yates speaks out regarding stricter DOJ sentencing guidelines

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    I'm trying hard not to go on a Sessions rant. The man is a buffoon!!
     
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    Get him a chicken suit and he can be foghorn leghorn for Halloween.
     
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    How, in a free society, does the Government infer that it has the power to tell adults what they can and can't put in their own bodies?

    While I recognize the Government has the power to regulate things, including drugs, when there is an overwhelming need, under the General Welfare clause. I do not agree that the Government has any power beyond regulating, to the extent that is reasonable, the safety of drugs, and perhaps when and where they can be administered to adults.

    I will point out, that it took a Constitutional Amendment to ban the sale and production of alcohol, if the Government didn't have the power to ban alcohol, how can it say it has the power to ban any other drug?
     
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    All that after the GOP saying we want less government in your lives.
     
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    You would think that at some point Republicans and Liberals could agree that you can not outlaw a product, and so called illegal drugs could be regulated to the corporations they both seem to serve and love.
     
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    At the least, make sales of drugs illegal, but people shouldn't be prosecuted for taking them, or having drugs for personal use.
     
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    Making them illegal just propagates the violent, unsafe, and extremely profitable environment we have now.

    If the Government would tax and regulate drugs, it would move them from the streets, making them safer, and all but eliminating that gang culture that has sprouted up around the War on drugs around the world.

    All while having a source of income to use for drug rehabilitation, and public awareness education about the dangers of drug addiction.
     
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    On my iPad, I can read it by going into Reading Mode in Safari.
     
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    I think the Post lets you read a certain number of articles per month for free. So you probably hadn't hit the limit.
     
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    I looked up Safari reader mode and a reader mode button was mentioned, but I've not located that yet.
     
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    Do you see these lines?
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  14. Huntn, Jun 25, 2017
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    That worked, thanks! :)

    But last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled back the clock to the 1980s, reinstating the harsh, indiscriminate use of mandatory minimum drug sentences imposed at the height of the crack epidemic. Sessions attempted to justify his directive in a Post op-ed last weekend, stoking fear by claiming that as a result of then-Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s Smart on Crime policy, the United States is gripped by a rising epidemic of violent crime that can only be cured by putting more drug offenders in jail for more time.

    Marching proudly in reverse. FAIL, again! :oops: This is called Bufoon Leadership Trickle Down.
     
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    Sessions really does want us to roll back into the 1940's.
     
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    Well the Prison Industrial Complex has to be funded somehow.
     
  18. Night Spring thread starter macrumors G5

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    Posted how to get around it a few posts ago.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Gotta feed private prisons something.
     
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    Bailout for the incarceration cabal of cops, lawyers, and prisons.

    Was all fun and games when it was just black and brown doing 50 years for a dime bag.
     

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