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This weekend, Sheriffs and peace officers from across the country will be meeting with likeminded supporters for a national convention focused on one goal: restoring constitutional rule in the United State. From May 31-June 1, the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, or CSPOA, will be meeting in St. Charles, Mo., for its Heartland of America Conference.
The purpose of the conference is to equip sheriffs, peace officers and public officials with information and public support to carry out their oaths of office – specifically, to uphold the U.S. Constitution – recognizing that in the case of federal overreach, the county sheriff may be the last line of defense in protecting Americans’ constitutional rights.
CSPOA Founder and Executive Director Sheriff Richard Mack said, “We are going to train and vette them all, state by state, to understand and enforce the constitutionally protected rights of the people they serve, with an emphasis on state sovereignty and local autonomy, then these local governments will issue our new Declaration to the Federal Government regarding the abuses that we will no longer tolerate or accept.” For details and tickets, visit cspoa.org
In New Hampshire last week the state legislature moved a step closer to legalizing marijuana for medical use, joining the swelling ranks of states nullifying the unconstitutional federal ban on weed.
Congress and the president claim the constitutional authority to ban marijuana. The Supreme Court concurs. But the opinions of black-robed judicial oracles don’t magically transform the meaning of the Constitution. It delegates no power to regulate plants grown and used within the borders of a state. And the so-called war on drugs rests on the same legal authority as all of the other modern-day undeclared wars: None.
Doubt this? Then ask yourself why it took a constitutional amendment to legalize federal alcohol prohibition.
Nevertheless, 19 states have already put the well-being of their citizens above faux federal supremacy, nullified the unconstitutional prohibition and legalized medical marijuana anyway. And Illinois and New Hampshire may well become states number 20 and 21. The Illinois legislature sent its medical marijuana bill to the governor for his signature last week. Continue Reading →