Governor Schwarzenegger, Immigration, & MMJ

Governor Schwarzenegger, Immigration, & MMJ
Posted by CN Staff on June 01, 2006 at 22:37:18 PT
By Kenneth Michael White 
Source: Frontiers of Freedom
California -- At a 2 p.m. press conference on June 1, 2006, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger decided to end a 17-day standoff with the Bush Administration over immigration policy and the California National Guard.Schwarzenegger agreed to send California’s troops to help participate in the Federal Government’s plan to secure the Mexican border with 6,000 National Guard personnel, even though the governor first appeared opposed to the idea.
Schwarzenegger has now indicated that he will send the troops to the border, but he also suggested that he could later change his mind on the matter. He was quoted as saying, “I'm the commander-in-chief…so I can take back the National Guard at any time that I want."That is some bold talk from Schwarzenegger and it implies that if he does not like how the Bush Administration uses California’s troops, then the governor will call them back from the border.The principle behind Schwarzenegger’s position is federalism. These are California’s troops; provided for with California’s resources and controlled by the State of California. Therefore, Schwarzenegger, as commander-in-chief of the California National Guard, can deploy the troops or not deploy them as he sees fit.Of course, the governor must “see fit” to abide by the laws of the State of California, which begs the question: could Californians, through the ballot process, prevent their guard troops from enforcing Federal immigration law?It is not a far-fetched question, to the extent that when it comes to medical marijuana that is basically what the voters of California have asked to be done.In 1996, the voters of California passed the Compassionate Use Act, which decriminalized medical marijuana under State law (even though the Federal Government views all marijuana as illegal).In 2002, a unanimous California Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Compassionate Use Act and called it a “wholly” State law affair. Despite this ruling there are still some local officers in California who participate in Federal-led medical marijuana raids.In 2005, the United States Supreme Court held that Federal officials may enforce medical marijuana prohibition against those people who distribute and manufacture medical marijuana to individual patients, but the issue here is not about the behavior of Federal officials, it is about the behavior of California officials. After all, these Federal-led raids use California’s resources to in effect criminalize conduct the State of California does not consider illegal.Where is Schwarzenegger on this problem? Why hasn’t he prevented California’s resources from being used by the Federal Government to criminalize medical marijuana? Why hasn’t he asked the Bush Administration to recognize federalism when it comes to medical marijuana?If Schwarzenegger is willing to let the Federal Government misuse California’s resources when it comes to medical marijuana, then he is probably willing to let the Federal Government misuse California’s National Guard when it comes to immigration policy.Kenneth Michael White is an attorney and the author of “The Beginning of Today: The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937” and “Buck” (both by PublishAmerica 2004). Complete Title: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Immigration, and Medical Marijuana Source: Frontiers of Freedom (VA)Author: Kenneth Michael White Published: June 2, 2006Copyright: 2006 Frontiers of Freedom Contact: opeds Website: Medical Marijuana Archives 
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Comment #13 posted by John Tyler on June 03, 2006 at 08:47:27 PT
cocaine tea
I have heard that cocaine tea has been widely available in South America for many years already. It is put into tea bags and sold in boxes in grocery stores just like regular tea. It is used like an herbal tea as a “pick me up” and for upset stomachs and altitude sickness, that sort of thing. It is normal. It is natural. It is no big deal in South America. 
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Comment #12 posted by mayan on June 02, 2006 at 18:04:28 PT
Oh, Yeah!
You have to see this hilarious video...Bush-bot Pilot (video): here's some excellent info regarding the stolen 2004 election...Kerry Won!!! Statistical Tools Everyone Can Use:
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Comment #11 posted by mayan on June 02, 2006 at 17:59:50 PT
Schwarzenegger will kiss the ass of whoever is in power. Of course, he will try to look like his own man since Bush is so amazingly unpopular these days. The people of California have figured this out and if there was an honest election today Arnold would be packing his bags tomorrow. THE WAY OUT IS THE WAY IN...Spanish 9/11 conviction quashed: 9/11 Conference - This Weekend! 9/11 Interviews (audio): WAS AN INSIDE JOB - OUR NATION IS IN PERIL:
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Comment #10 posted by mai_bong_city on June 02, 2006 at 14:24:44 PT
i hear ya' FoM
enjoy every drop :)
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Comment #9 posted by Toker00 on June 02, 2006 at 14:23:58 PT
The Top Ten.
Pretty cool article. Real.
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Comment #8 posted by Toker00 on June 02, 2006 at 14:20:03 PT
The REAL Thing. Cocaine Cola.
Actually, cocaine tea, but what's the difference except tea is probably a lot healthier. really think it's gonna Rain on the DEA's parade for the next few months. They can't make anyone believe their lies anymore, since science has them by the family jewels at every turn. Now our neighbors to the south are doing more than just talking. I'm curious. What is cocaine flour used for? Not for baking, no? Or yes?Wage peace on war. END CANNABIS PROHIBITION NOW! 
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Comment #7 posted by FoM on June 02, 2006 at 12:54:32 PT
That's a nice link thank you. Today it is raining and it's a nice quiet steady rain. I do my best to appreciate slow times since things have been moving so fast recently in the news. Not our news here but news in general.
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Comment #6 posted by mai_bong_city on June 02, 2006 at 11:50:00 PT
while it's slow and somewhat peaceful :)
not sure if any of you read the sun magazine, but i eat copies for's just wonderful, and i think this month's article on writing about nature and the nature of writing is worth a peek - as everything in this publication seems to be every month,'s darned good stuff, i think, so have a cup of tea and muse awhile if you like....the cover photo is also exceptional.... be well!
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Comment #5 posted by dongenero on June 02, 2006 at 09:27:04 PT
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Comment #4 posted by dongenero on June 02, 2006 at 09:26:22 PT
liberal swiis drug policy
This article is about heroin but shows impressive positive results for reformed drug policy. 82% decrease in heroin use.
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on June 02, 2006 at 08:11:54 PT
High Doses of Ibuprofen Hike Heart Risks
June 1, 2006Older painkillers, as well as Vioxx, linked to heart attacks
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on June 02, 2006 at 07:32:47 PT
Just a Note
I haven't found any news to post. This is a very slow time of year for news but hopefully we will see a few quality articles soon. I hope everyone has a great weekend.
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on June 01, 2006 at 22:43:37 PT
News Article from The Associated Press
Montana Supreme Court Says Children Can't Authorize Police Searches 
June 2, 2006
 HELENA, Mont. -- The Montana Supreme Court has ruled children under 16 cannot legally authorize police to search their parents' home.The decision stems from a 2004 case when police confiscated a marijuana pipe and a small amount of methamphetamine from a woman's home during a search authorized by her 13-year-old daughter. The woman pleaded guilty to drug possession and a district court judge ruled that the teen was capable of allowing the search.But the state's high court unanimously agreed children do not have the same ownership rights of family property. The court cited the Montana Constitution's right to privacy provision.The ruling sends the conviction of Kerry Ann Schwarz of Thompson Falls back to court for another trial. The justices noted that police made no effort to contact Schwarz or to get a search warrant.Copyright 2006 Associated Press
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