by Michael Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg:
The corporate media would have you believe that the key to resisting Trump lies in the embrace of heinous individuals and institutions such as themselves, George W. Bush, and the CIA, as well as clownish figures manufactured by neocons such as Evan McMullin (formerly of both Goldman Sachs and the CIA). Ironically enough, though Trump supporters see these nefarious outside forces as the biggest threat to his administration, I believe that if Trump’s Presidency goes up in total flames it most likely will be the fault of the ridiculous fossil he chose as Attorney General, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III.
Personally, I don’t think Trump cares one bit about recreational marijuana, but if he’s foolish enough to let Jeff Sessions run wild with his petty and moronic little Drug War, he runs a serious risk of having his administration destroyed from within. While the deep state and its various rent-seeking institutions are indeed very powerful, they are not popular amongst the American public for very good reasons. While they will continue to shamelessly and relentlessly target Trump for the most absurd of reasons (such as Russia conspiracy theories), I don’t think these tactics can bring Trump down. In fact, these blatant attacks tend to solidify Trump’s support amongst his base.
Trump can get away with acting like an authoritarian goon when it comes to attacks against the deep state and its institutions, but Trump cannot get away with acting like an authoritarian goon against the American people. If he allows Jeff Sessions to make life miserable for the tens of millions of Americans who voted to legalize cannabis, Trump will have no one to blame for his spectacular collapse than himself.
Evidence that Sessions would march down this destructive path emerged last week with some absurd commentary from Sean Spicer linking recreational marijuana use to the opioid epidemic despite zero evidence to back this up. The monumental stupidity continued on Monday with some mindbogglingly inaccurate and hysterical statements by Sessions.
Business Insider reports:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he is “not a fan” of the expanded use of marijuana during an exchange with reporters on Monday, parroting the Trump Administration’s vow that there will be “greater enforcement” of federal marijuana laws.
“Most of you probably know I don’t think America is going to be a better place when more people of all ages and particularly young people start smoking pot,” Sessions said, per Politico. “I believe it’s an unhealthy practice and current levels of THC in marijuana are very high compared to what they were a few years ago.”
Sessions further said at a speech to state attorneys general on Tuesday morning that he’s not sure “we’re going to be a better, healthier nation if we have marijuana being sold at every corner grocery store.”
“…My view is that we don’t need to be legalizing marijuana,” Sessions said.