Quote of the day
From Eric Sterling,
The enforcement of the law is the responsibility of law enforcement officers, and we might be upset if the President announced that he was not going to enforce laws that we think make sense.
However, the key point is that using drugs is not wrongful. No person is injured. No one is endangered, other than oneself — and the danger could be compared to skiing, sky diving, mountaineering. Using drugs is not the failure to do a duty like paying taxes. The state lacks the moral authority to punish this conduct.
This does not mean that drug use in the wrong circumstances, such as when operating a vehicle, or when one has a duty or responsibility to be sober, is not an offense. Improper drug use is a special case. Of course, our drug laws are not written to prosecute those special cases, and most prosecutions for drug possession have nothing to do with such special cases.
There is no moral authority for arresting or prosecuting a person for conduct that is not wrongful — whether the President did those things in the past or not.