House GOP hypocrites: fans of “states rights” until states start passing laws Republicans don’t like

Apparently Republicans LOVE them some states’ rights when it comes to things like banning same-sex marriage, making it harder for people to vote, and restricting the ability of women to make their own reproductive decisions, but when it comes to issues like the legalization of marijuana, Republicans can’t help but step all over states’ rights.

Legislation approved by House Republicans would seek to force President Barack Obama to crack down on marijuana in states that have made the drug legal for medical or recreational use.

The House passed the Enforce the Law Act by a vote of 233-181 on Wednesday. The bill was introduced by Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Jim Gerlach (R-PA) to allow Congress to sue the president for failing to faithfully execute laws.

“The Constitution gives Congress the responsibility to write the laws and the Executive to enforce them,” Gowdy said Wednesday in a statement. “We don’t pass suggestions. We don’t pass ideas. We pass laws. Regardless of our politics, I hope my colleagues have enough regard for our work to expect those laws would be faithfully executed.”


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  1. Maybe House Republicans will go a step further and sue Obama/Holder, to finally release the 6000 page report on the MIC/NSA/CIA spying on Americans, and torture and other military corruption (five years in the making and being withheld). Maybe they’ll sue demanding that the Obama prosecute Bush/Cheney, for war crimes. Maybe this is just a dream, slight head cold and intermittent sleep, where’s that Nyquil.

    “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ~ George Orwell

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