Saturday, October 8, 2011

A Small Government Conservative At Work

God bless conservatives for getting big government off our backs:
The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill yesterday that would make it a federal crime for U.S. residents to discuss or plan activities on foreign soil that, if carried out in the U.S., would violate the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) — even if the planned activities are legal in the countries where they’re carried out. The new law, sponsored by Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) allows prosecutors to bring conspiracy charges against anyone who discusses, plans or advises someone else to engage in any activity that violates the CSA, the massive federal law that prohibits drugs like marijuana and strictly regulates prescription medication.

“Under this bill, if a young couple plans a wedding in Amsterdam, and as part of the wedding, they plan to buy the bridal party some marijuana, they would be subject to prosecution,” said Bill Piper, director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, which advocates for reforming the country's drug laws. “The strange thing is that the purchase of and smoking the marijuana while you’re there wouldn’t be illegal. But this law would make planning the wedding from the U.S. a federal crime.”

Where would we be without those adorable Texas Republicans? This putz would make it a crime to say, “I can’t wait to go to Amsterdam this summer and get stoned.” Instead of spending all those weekends with Rick Perry at Niggerhead Ranch he should have been brushing up on his Constitution.

1 comment:

One Fly said...

I have a big enough issue with laws that make criminals out of people who are not. Then you get assholes like this who want to make it even easier for the feds to classify innocents as criminals.

Ya I got a fucking attitude about this that is correct and not changing.