States and Nullification of Enforcement of Federal Laws

Does anyone else see this trend of states getting fed up with the federal government and enacting legislation (or coming close to anyway) that nullifies federal laws?

I find it interesting but a little unnerving.

Does this bring us closer to my concerns of civil unrest or rebellion?

  • More than a dozen state may be nullifying Obama Care
  • Missouri – The governor has a bill to consider nullification of federal gun laws
  • Kansas (and others)- passed a law that guns made and owned in Kansas were exempt from federal firearms laws
  • Washington and Colorado legalized recreational marijuana possession and use.
  • Washington legalizes gay marriage
  • Pennsylvania –  may be nullifying federal bans on some weapons and ammunition
  • or even the opposite, states try to help the feds by trying to enforce voting or immigration law and the feds can’t permit THAT.

I am sure that there are other examples.

So if states won’t enforce the federal laws, then I guess the feds will have to ramp up their staffing to be able to enforce their own laws.. What a concept.

At some point, the federal government went feral and now the states have decided that they need to take back some of their domain.

Do we see an end to this? What other areas will states start to take back?

How will the feds compensate for their losses in power?
The federal government need to constrict its size and power.

Will they have a flippin’ temper tantrum and over-react?

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Things that are debated while stoned

Just for fun, I snatched some amusing questions:
Which gets you baked the most when you smoke out of it: joint, blunt, bong, one hitter, bowl, or hot knives? Which one of these methods do you like to use to smoke herb?

What the best herb you’ve ever smoked was like.

Which movie/music is best after smoking?

What’s the most improvised munchie you’ve ever made?

Does smoking nicotine while high get you higher than if you didn’t smoke any nicotine at all?

What happens to you when you smoke and drink different types of booze?

Which gets you more high, hash or bud?

What’s the best brand/type of rolling paper for joints or blunt/wraps for blunts?

What’s the best thing to do while high?

Where’s the strangest/most unique or risky place you’ve smoked/gotten high?

420 – certainly a much celebrated topic

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Before I start I want to take a moment to remember that this is the anniversary of the shooting at Columbine HS. God rest their souls.

 

April 20th, 4/20, 4:20… It has become such a strong cultural (perhaps just sub-cultural) reference.

putting four and twenty together often causes snickers from teens.

Can you think of good cannabis related songs? I am not looking for a collection of links to videos either.

I would much prefer the titles, maybe with the artist if you know it.

 

Here, I will start it off with a favorite of mine: The Devil Went To Jamaica. (I wish I knew it well enough to do that one at the bar, but with the regular lyrics on the screen just to hold the surprise.)

 

Marijuana

So, we see this topic everywhere, but I would like to have our mark on the subject.

Our group is so diverse that the results should be interesting. I know where some of you stand.

Do you think it should be legalized and taxed? left for medical purposes only?
What sort of symptoms should it be used to treat?

What about the employment aspects if it is legalized?
We may have to break this into a bunch of different topics. We will play it by ear.