Thursday, December 29, 2016

An Appropriate Response to the North Carolina Democracy Crisis

If you follow the news, you will know that Republicans in North Carolina have so mangled the laws there, that it is no longer considered a democracy.  I would like to suggest a perfectly legal action that President Obama could take to punish these subhumans for their behavior.

Do you know what Schedule 1 drugs are?  They are supposedly the most harmful drugs that people can consume; the distribution of them comes with long prison sentences.  The requirement to be placed on Schedule 1 is as follows:

The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.
The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.
There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.

There is no drug on earth that more fully fits those criteria than nicotine, the agricultural mainstay of North Carolina.  It has only been the lack of political will for generation after generation that has prevented the obvious truth from being recognized.

Enough, already.  President Obama, place Tobacco on schedule 1.  The arguments about that action destroying people's livelihoods is as idiotic as an argument that we should legalize heroin because criminalizing it hurts people who want to sell it.  Do it.  It is the right thing to do, for reasons of simple truth, and it would be a nice parting gift to the people of North Carolina, who can just get off their asses and find a decent way to make a living.

4 comments:

Dikran Hagopian said...

According to the DEA,

"There are also a number of substances that are abused but not regulated under the CSA. Alcohol and tobacco, for example, are specifically exempt from control by the CSA." [The CSA is the Controlled Substances Act.]

Here's where the law says tobacco cannot be a controlled substance.

It's illegal for Obama to do what you want him to do.

Poor, poor bird.

Jerry Critter said...

Great idea, GE. Nicotine most certainly should be classified as a Schedule 1 drug. I would love to hear all the smokers yelling. Screw them! Unfortunately, Dumbshit Trump would just reverse the classification when he takes power.

Green Eagle said...

And yet the law clearly requires tobacco to be a schedule 1 drug, as any idiot can see. So there is a contradiction there. Personally, I go with the 600,000 people in this country killed every year by tobacco, and not with the corrupt industry that has bought off the government for at least half a century.

Jerry Critter said...

Given that tobacco (and alcohol) is specifically called out in the law, I suspect that the law must be changed first. That will not happen. Hell, if heroin was a cash crop in the US, it would be exempt also. Money Trumps lives. No pun intended!