Cannabis and immigration are two completely different things. you cannot compare them.
I'm RARELY a fan of Federal Government overriding States... but this one is easy.
If you want to torch your State. Go ahead. But leave the United States and form your own country.
And... we're NOT going to save you from destruction, Clonwifornia. Savor in it.
A state - even a BLUE state (yes, the law applies to them as well, even if they don't think so) - cannot write a law which supersedes federal law. So California cannot write a law which prevents FEDERAL officers from making arrests ANYWHERE in the state.
There is a very simple way to remember this - states can TOUGHEN federal law, but they cannot LOOSEN federal law. Hypothetical Example: federal law allows 0.10% blood alcohol before reaching DUI level. A state can LOWER that to any amount below 0.10% blood alcohol, but cannot raise the level to HIGHER than 0.10% blood alcohol level.
So states can "legalize" marijuana for STATE law enforcement purposes, but cannot make it FEDERALLY legal. Meaning the Feds CAN make marijuana-related arrests - even in "legalized" states.
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"The Left: We defy the law!
The Right: Oh is that how we are playing? Fine. We will do that too!
The Left: Shocked "
the CONSTITUTION tells you where the feds and states have power.
and the bill of rights hold them both accountable.
stop being a dunce.
and just to clarify for ther ignorant, the federal goverment has control over the borders and immigration.
why is that? imagine the chaos if you had 50 states making their own border and immigration laws. that is why of all things you do not allow that and it was held up under your god obama.
Tim, California can't use "law enforcement" as their argument against arrests when THEY are preventing law enforcement.
It's akin to slapping someone across the face and then screeching "How dare you!" when that person slaps you back.
My opinion is just an opinion i say to California take it to the supreme court fight it out there.
the ancaps and the sellout libertarians are morons or frauds.
the ancaps want anarchy and a corporate owned media because that is what we living now. free press is required to have an extreme free market we would need to figure out a way to have a truely free and incorruptible press.
nevermind regulation and safety codes go back to the birth of civilization with housing construction guarantees. you need some amount of health and safety regulation.
what you almost need to a forced audit of the rules laws and regulations and hard cutting of fat loopholes and nonsense. most of what obama passed qualified and trump undid all or most of that via pen same way odumbo passed most of it.
under libertarian govt there is nothing preventing state run welfare or local.
federal govts would end in the libertarian wet dream. but your stats would persist and probably expand as the feds shrank.
so you still would have people coming hands out people not form here, not paying taxes, competing for housing, water, food, resources and jobs. and if they not citizens you can pay them under the table. pay them illegally low.
and get enough it drives down wages.
you need borders you need border enforcement and you need immigration controls even in a libertarian utopia.
This is essentially just the Federal Government doing what the Federal Law requires them to do. When the States start doing shit that is stupid or goes against National Law, they supersede the State Law and enforce Federal Laws.
It's not necessarily a "Good" thing. But the current situation in Blue "Sanctuary" States and Cities is most certainly what this distinction was meant to do.
YOU BETRAY THE LAW!