So yesterday, our reality delivered us two interesting talking points when it comes to State Rights. I am honestly confused at this point what the end goal is for those on the Right who want less Federal involvement in a State's right to self govern.
First up we have the reversal of the Trans-Gender Law that protected those in public schools. This was an obvious outcome of the current Administration but what was not so obvious and possibly considered "Alternative Facts" at this point is that Trump vowed to support LTGBQA rights during his campaign (his tweet below is only 8 months old). But I digress... this is an obvious move to give rights back to the State... OK cool, I get that.
Thank you to the LGBT community! I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will threaten your freedoms and beliefs.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2016
What I don't get is the press release from Sean Spicer stating that Greater Enforcement of Marijuana Laws is coming to States that have made it LEGAL. If this administration is truly out for the best interest of those who voted them in office, those who want less Federal Involvement on a State Level, then why is this OK? More than half (28 States and D.C., currently) of our States have made medical marijuana legal and 8 have now passed full legalization (recreational and medical), yet here we go again with another "War on Drugs." Spicer directly links Marijuana to the opioid epidemic, when that is completely FALSE. The link to the opioid epidemic is LEGAL PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
So again, why is it acceptable to remove rights protecting transgendered individuals, but then turn around and enforce (force) adults to comply with a Federal Law that is beyond obsolete? My humble opinion... $$$.There is not money to be made off the the transgender issue, but Big Pharma sure as hell hates the idea that you can grow your own medicine.