Originally Posted by nyuk nyuk
I sent DeGette an email and ripped her a new one. She's sworn under oath in part to uphold the law. Federal law trumps state law, always has. That's why states and localities can't vote themselves things like legalized slavery or wife beating.
Wrong again. As usual. Citizens of the states are certainly allowed to grant themselves more rights than spelled out in the Bill of Rights. There is no proscription against that. They just can't violate the rights of individuals guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, which of course is what your two examples would do. Since there is no proscription in the Constitution against growing or smoking pot, the states have every right to legalize it. Don't you get embarrassed bringing such poorly thought out arguments to the table? And you sent an email to DeGette proclaiming your ignorance? Ouch.