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Is it just me, or is this President choosing once again not to enforce federal law in contravention of his Constitutional responsibility? In Printz v. United States, 521 U.S. 898 (1997), the Supreme Court explained how the President executes the law: "The Constitution does not leave to speculation who is to administer the laws enacted by Congress; the President, it says, "shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed," Art. II, §3. Earlier Court decisions affirm the direct responsibility of the President not to set aside enforcement.
This President has now determined the Justice Department will not enforce the law, including specifically those related to marriage, immigration, and now marijuana. Perhaps it's time for Minnesota's Senators and Representatives to do their jobs by reminding the President to do his according to the Constitution rather than his personal priority or convenience.
I have no issue with Pot, it should be legal but I think the President shouldnt be so wishy washy. The people in those states voted, the people have spoken and thats how it should be
skipthehype: "reminding the President to do his according to the Constitution rather than his personal priority or convenience." You mean like the over 700 sighing statements signed by Bush where a law was passed by Congress, he signed it, and then said it didn't apply to his administration? That kind of convenience? At least Obama is deferring to the states who legalized marijuana. I thought states' rights were a good thing to the right wing!
guessagain - you complain about Bush's actions, but obama is doing the same thing, and in your mind that's okay? You can't have it both ways.
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