Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Trump's Expanding Police State
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said this morning that he doesn’t believe marijuana should be legalized.
“We have a responsibility to use our best judgment … and my view is we don’t need to be legalizing marijuana,” he said at the winter meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General.
“I’m dubious about marijuana. I’m not sure we’re going to be a better, healthier nation if we have marijuana sold at every corner grocery store.”
He called for local law enforcement to be tougher on drugs. He said President Trump has directed him to lead an effort against international drug cartels.
The Department of Justice announced this morning that it has created a task force to reduce crime and improve public safety. Its members will include the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the director of the FBI and the director of the U.S. Marshals Service.
It's pretty easy to read between the lines here and see that the Trump administration is setting up for a major crackdown on victimless "crime."
Trump is going to be horrific on domestic and foreign policy. Libertarian support for Trump is a mistake.
at 11:53 AM