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hansberrym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 09:34 AM
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21. Is it really a surprise that in a gov power vs. individual liberty contest, liberty loses?
The larger problem (from the POV of someone not ill and not needing or wanting to use pot) is that we are losing the war against the growing police state. The sphere of Government power continues to expand while the sphere of individual freedom is contracted.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzales_v._Raich
Here is a link to the WIKI short version, it gives the main points and how the individual justices ruled.

This case demonstrates that tyranny is an equal opportunity thing. The lust for power knows no bounds, it is not limited to any particular sex, age, race, or religion.

The most "liberal" members were by far the most disappointing.

Scalia tried to cover his ass in siding with power hungry.

O'Connor and Rehnquist come off looking like humble servants of the people compared to the power mad majority, and Thomas's dissent was what one might hope for from a truly "liberal" justice.
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