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Warning to All Pot Smokers in Colorado and Washington: You are About to Experience a Costly Lesson in Federal Tyranny and Obama Betrayal

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Colorado and Washington pot smokers are lighting up in celebration after having achieved a stunning decriminalization victory at the ballot box. Inhale while you can, my brothers and sisters, because Obama is already plotting how to re-criminalize your swag and nullify states' rights.

Marijuana decriminalization, you see, was a states' rights victory that more or less flipped Washington D.C. the finger. From Obama's point of view, this simply cannot be allowed to stand because it would set a precedent of the tyrannical federal government "allowing" states to decide their own laws, separate from federal law. While the U.S. Constitution clearly encourages precisely such a structure, the U.S. federal government that exists today operates like a power-hungry gang of thugs who seek to crush anyone and anything that threatens to stand against it. There does not even exist the facade of respecting the limitations of federal government described in the Constitution.

Mark my words: Obama, who is himself an admitted pot smoker, is coming after YOUR right to smoke pot.

It will start with polite-sounding lawsuits. The federal government will claim total control of all individual activity under the "commerce clause" of the U.S. Constitution and pressure a few key federal judges to overturn state decriminalization laws.

If, for some reason, that fails, the DEA -- which operates much like a pack of hungry wolves barely restrained on a short leash -- will be given the green light to start conduct armed federal raids in Washington and Colorado. The point of the raids? To send the message that the feds are still in charge, regardless of what the voters say.

A lesson in power

All the pot smoking voters in Washington and Colorado are about to receive a valuable lesson in power. They think they have won a permanent victory for liberty, even if they don't describe it in those words. In reality, all they have done is antagonize federal forces of evil which are already planning a powerful counter-assault that will remind the slaves of America (the voters) who is really in charge.

And why? Because if marijuana decriminalization is not crushed by the political forces in Washington D.C., then its very existence might encourage other states to decriminalize things like industrial hemp farming, holistic medicine or even raw milk. For God's sake, states might behave under the misimpression that they control their own destiny!



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