Originally Posted by Rohirrim
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.
So in other words, since there is no proscription against slavery and wife beating, we can legalize that too. Indeed, neither was covered in the Bill of Rights and we all know it, and we already know some of the Founders owned slaves themselves. Black people weren't written in to have these rights until much later, and according to you, thus we can revert on a local level to black disenfranchisement and women not being allowed to vote, apparently. Epic genius here, folk.
Segregation was ended precisely when federal law was changed that overrode all state laws on the topic. This is why under the Bush administration, whenever a medical pot joint opened up, Bush would have the DEA close it down. They were enforcing federal marijuana laws.
You just threw the Civil Rights Act out the window, in toto.