In One Eye

Tuesday, June 07, 2005
 
The rather outlandish decision made yesterday by the Supreme Court regarding medical marijuana use is a reminder to all of the two-sided nature of so-called "activist judges."
The Bush administration, which has been emphasizing marijuana enforcement in its anti-drug strategy, hailed the ruling.

"Today's decision marks the end of medical marijuana as a political issue," said John P. Walters, President Bush's director of national drug control policy. "Our nation has the highest standards and most sophisticated institutions in the world for determining the safety and effectiveness of medication. Our national medical system relies on proven scientific research, not popular opinion."
Ignore the idiocy of the last sentiment, and note that the Bushies are gleeful about this decision because it happens to mirror their own benighted feelings.

You certainly won't find them discussing the "activist judges" who based the decision on the remote possibility that home-grown marijuana might somehow become interstate commerce.

Such foolish thinking hasn't been evinced since Bush v. Gore.