The United State of America

Posted: November 7th, 2007 | Filed under: drugs, federalism, gambling, marijuana, pornography | Comments Off on The United State of America

The United State of America

1. For more information on the 2005 Supreme Court ruling, Raich v. Ashcroft, that allowed federal prosecution of marijuana possession even where legal under state law see the following guide at Drug WarRant. As Justice Clarence Thomas said in his dissent, this ruling established that “the Federal Government is no longer one of limited and enumerated powers.” In other words, the federal government has swallowed the Constitution.

2. A 2007 MSNBC article on how people are recognizing the unintended consequences of the federally enforced drinking age can be found here.

3. Since 1996 the federal government has given states money for the exclusive purpose of teaching the social, psychological, and health gains to be realized by completely abstaining from sexual activity. In fiscal year 2006 the federal government spent over $200 million on abstinence only education. (You Will Die, p. 141.)

4. To read about how the federally forced .08% BAC level for criminal liability was neo-prohibitionist hokum see this PDF article, “The Anti-Drunk Driving Campaign: A Covert War Against Drinking,” hosted at

5. In 2005, Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, declared that fighting pornography (of consenting adults for consenting adults) would be one of his top priorities and created a new anti-obscenity squad in the FBI. Thanks to ViceSquad for this comical link that shows mainstream pornography will remain a priority.

6. For information on school drug testing’s propaganda see “Let the Love Flow” and for information on its ineffectiveness see “Pee Tests.” Both are from Jacob Sullum at

7. The words of Rep. Barney Frank spoken in vain before the passage of the the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 can be found here.

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