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Like the commie he is, Bernie Sanders likes coercion. His latest coercive scheme is his new proposed law to punish states that resist marijuana legalization.
So much for laboratory of the states, which is the idea that each state should be free to do what its voters want and let the results speak for themselves. Bernie doesn't like the laboratory of the states; he's all in for central planning, same as was done by the Soviet Moscow of his honeymoon.
Bernie - Scheme - Forbes
Here's Bernie's new scheme, as reported by Forbes:
Several potential rival presidential candidates are teaming up on legislation to end the federal war on marijuana. On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is signing on as a co-sponsor of the Marijuana Justice Act, introduced last year by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).
Observers - Booker - Sanders - Nomination - Sen
Many political observers expect that Booker and Sanders will compete for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), another rumored contender, is also a co-sponsor of the bill.
Although the three senators may be just months away from the start of a hard-fought political nominating contest, they are linking arms in support of the most far-reaching cannabis reform bill ever to have been filed in Congress.
Punishment - States - Pot - Problems - Communities
What's infuriating about this is that it foists punishment on states that just don't want pot creating problems in their communities, while doing zero to take responsibility for the inevitable bad side-effects of pot use. States should be free to decide whether not having to bust techies and hipsters and hippies outweighs the cost of medical rehab; the specter of pot left lying around on the playgrounds; toddlers who accidentally ingest being rushed to emergency rooms;...
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