Pubdate: Wed, 23 Jul 2008
Source: Tracy Press (CA)
Copyright: 2008 Tracy Press
Author: Glenn White


The Local Congressman's Changed Stance on Medical Marijuana Supports 
Justice, a Constituent Writes.


I was very pleased to learn Congressman Jerry McNerney has changed 
his position on Proposition 215 (California's medical marijuana 
initiative) and supports liberty and justice for all in the 11th 
Congressional District.

This is in stark contrast to challenger Dean Andal, who not only 
fails to defend liberty and justice for all in the 11th District but 
also betrays California's democracy by siding with the federal 
government against our state's democratic process. Andal's belief 
that Californians are too stupid to make their own decisions by 
calling for the federal government to destroy honest citizens 
faithfully working within the system speaks volumes about his version 
of limited government.

Can the Congressional challenger tell us what gives the federal 
government authority to override Proposition 215 when the 10th 
Amendment says, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the 
Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the 
states respectively, or to the people"?

Can Andal explain how providing gangsters with the sole profitable 
medical marijuana distributorship in Stockton reduces crime in that 
city? Will he cite "deterrence" while our overflowing prisons prove 
him false? Unquestioning support for bankrupt and failed solutions 
calls Andal's legislative competence into question. Limit government, 
not liberty.

Glenn White, Dublin 
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