Prompted by “Republican Presidential Candidates Engage In A Serious Discussion About Marijuana Policy — It’s A Start”: http://www.thedailychronic.net/2015/46842/republican-presidential-candidates-engage-in-a-serious-discussion-about-marijuana-policy-its-a-start/
The Great Hypocrisy (great like the Great Depression) joins its pinnacle when combining Republican principles with Certain Drug Prohibition.
There are two main problems greatly slowing down the promptly needed end of that highly destructive (and factually illegal) prohibition.
First is the essentially absent challenge by the mainstream media against prohibition legitimacy. I’m scarred for life by George Stephanopoulos hitting Trump hard with questions regarding his proclaimed ability to successful wage Immigration Prohibition. If journalists would apply that righteous press (yeah, pun intended with whatever apology needed) to equally challenge the pretend merits of Certain Drug Prohibition, then repealing the Controlled Substances Act as the abject failure matching that of Alcohol Prohibition is greatly (the positive kind of greatly) expedited for politicians (and other relevant proponents) to avoid being utterly publicly humiliated on the issue.
Second is the dominant inability for the mainstream public to care about the principles of constitutional law. The apparent reason for such apathy is law is generally a boring subject. Just saying Commerce Clause probably turns off most minds, despite the hideously broad and deep corruption emanating from the blatantly illegal redefining of that clause (factually according to the public record combined with the English language).
There can be no doubt that our judicial branch (which by law must only interpret law) changed the Commerce Clause from “regulate commerce” to ‘regulate any activity having a substantial effect on commerce’ (then insanely ruled that holding a certain plant in your hand has that effect).
There can be no doubt such illegal redefining is the so-called lawful base of Certain Drug Prohibition, so supposedly removes the need for a federal constitutional amendment similar to the one needed for Alcohol Prohibition.
There can be no doubt that Certain Drug Prohibition is unconstitutional — one (way too often ignored) fact that should bring down the whole war on some drugs sham like the house of corrupt cards it most certainly demonstrates itself to be.
Finally, there can be no doubt that traditional political leftists (e.g. President Franklin Roosevelt) have been (and still are) fully accountable as the source for that illegal redefining (see the New Deal) — and still rely upon that redefining for their political agenda involving deep government interference in the private sector (so logically those leftists don’t want to rock the corrupt Commerce Clause boat).
When Republicans pound their fist to be “tough on crime” (which they often do), they’re grossly hypocritically supporting their political rivals against constitutional law (based upon the whole truth and nothing but).
During this authorship, I want to match the war on some drugs with the list of Republican principles on the party’s official home page, but their hypocrisy is so obscene, that match requires its own post for brevity here.
Our Respect Cannabis campaign has a main branch targeting that gross hypocrisy for a much-needed Republican correction, which would greatly publicly add a dominant press for the end of another disastrous prohibition leaving millions of people to suffer with literally no concrete benefit to extol (unless you’re a corrupt member of our oligarchy extolling the benefit of ill-gotten monetary gains outrageously against public safety).
For now, that branch merely includes welcoming any Republican wanting to enter the Lion’s Den known as my comments section here (don’t worry, if you’re cool, you can metaphorically pet the then-friendly lion). With sufficient resources, that branch will include publicly reaching out to expose that gross hypocrisy via inevitably globally published entertainment.