Governor Moon Beam, b/l/a Jerry Brown, has gone Confederate. Governor Moon Beam is ranting like a southern governor in the antebellum South, from Zack Colman, Hill:
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said the federal government should let recently passed marijuana legalization laws stand in Colorado and Washington.
“It’s time for the Justice Department to recognize the sovereignty of the states,” Brown said Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. “I believe the president and the Department of Justice ought to respect the will of these states.”
Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana for recreational use through ballot measures last week.
But marijuana is still outlawed at the federal level, which likely foretells a legal battle over implementing the state laws.
Governor Moon Beam’s argument is not without merit. The federal government has no authority to regulate personal consumption of any drug. However either federal drug laws apply to all fifty-seven state, or they apply to none. The age of nullification has come and gone.
Of course, Governor Moon Beam wants the feds to respect California’s particular state laws, but does not expect Mexicans to respect our sovereign international borders.