Spicer Says Feds to Step Up War Against Marijuana on the Same Day Sessions Reverses Plan to Phase Out Private, For-Profit Prisons

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How authoritarian.

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As if this place wasn’t already a ‘papers please’ police state enough, now White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has announced that Trump’s Administration is about to ramp up the failed drug war against cannabis on the same day that Attorney General Jeff Sessions (referred to as a “drug war dinosaur” for his stance on marijuana) reversed the plan to phase out the human rights horrors that are private prisons… all on the same day.

The intent being that the feds are going to crack down on states which have legalized recreational use of marijuana… so they can fill up the private prisons with more people convicted of smoking a harmless plant?

So far, eight states have completely legalized marijuana, including the entire West Coast. Colorado and Washington have seen tax profits of over $200 million and $250 million respectively just last year alone. California stands to pull in $1 billion in its first year as a totally legal state.

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Currently, 17 more states have introduced measures to do the same thing… which only makes sense, considering 59% of Americans support marijuana legalization and 71% say the federal government shouldn’t interfere with the states according to Drug Policy Alliance.

Washington State’s Governor Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson have already responded to Spicer’s announcement by vowing to defend their state’s recreational marijuana law, with Ferguson telling the Seattle Times, “I will resist any efforts by the Trump administration to undermine the will of the voters in Washington state.”

The jig is up but they’re still trying to dance. With eight fully legal states and another 17 headed that way, we’re long past the days of Refer Madness, aren’t we?

We should be long past the days of arresting people for the use of plant that isn’t just harmless, but found again and again in studies to have great medicinal value. If anyone in government was honest, the only reason we aren’t is because it hurts corporate bottom lines and the criminal justice prison-industrial economy built specifically around the drug war. The biggest lobbyists against marijuana legalization are alcohol producers and the pharmaceutical drug companies run by these guys who Trump met with at the White House a few weeks ago:

They know each time marijuana is legalized in a state, reliance on prescription pain medications and overdose deaths due to opioid misuse decrease substantially in that state.

Bad for business.

As I’ve written before, the DEA’s drug schedule appears to be arranged based on how much financial damage the drugs on it might do to Big Pharma and not how much physical harm they might do to the American public. It’s the only thing that even remotely begins to explain why marijuana is Schedule 1 while meth remains at Schedule 2. But I digress…

On the same day that the Trump Administration announced it was stepping up the ridiculous, losing war on pot, AG Jeff Sessions —  a huge fan of the DEA and avid if not rabid supporter of the drug war — announced he was reversing a plan which began near the end of Obama’s last term to phase out private for-profit prisons in a move described to some as a nice little gift to President Trump’s financial donors.

The reason the Justice Department announced they were doing away with private prisons is because a DOJ audit found they had many more safety and security issues than their federal counterparts. Turns out, for-profit prisons were found to be much more violent and much less humane than federal prisons, and dramatically so.

It’s also been noted that private prisons donated handsomely to the Trump campaign, including a $125,000 donation to a pro-Trump super PAC from a subsidiary of The Geo Group, one of the largest private prison companies in the country, prompting outcry from watchdog groups because government contractors are supposed to be barred from making such political donations.

That, and AG Sessions has been very pro private prisons for, oh, about 20 years now. He green-lighted them in his home state of Alabama when he was attorney general there, and even reportedly helped one outfit receive lucrative federal contracts to house undocumented immigrants.

Conflicts of interest and human rights abuses aside, as Death and Taxes sums up so eloquently, “The problem with the private prison industry is that corporations profit when they build more prisons, so the industry is incentivized to lock up as many people as possible.”

This point probably doesn’t even need to be made by now, but Senator Bernie Sanders went ahead and made it anyway:

Exactly… but of course the people making these decisions already know that.

Guess it’s a good call for Sessions start all that private prison use back up, considering they are going to need a lot more jail cells to house all those awful plant users for non-violent crimes!

Because she stated it so well, please read my friend Lily Dane’s summary of Jeff Sessions and his stance on marijuana in particular so you can truly understand where (who) all of this is coming from:

One of the most controversial things Sessions has said was about the Ku Klux Klan. He said he thought they were “okay, until he learned that they smoked marijuana.”

That comment was made years ago, but Sessions is still a very vocal opponent of legalizing cannabis – for both recreational and medicinal use.

I guess he’s an opponent of science too, because to date, there are over 22,000 published studies in the scientific literature that reference the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

So far, scientific study of cannabis has identified more than 80 unique, biologically active cannabinoids. A recent meta-analysis of these compounds shows well over a dozen therapeutic properties attributable to cannabinoids, including neuroprotective, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, and anti-diabetic properties. (source)

Not only is Sessions apparently anti-science and anti-health freedom, he totally digs one of the most dangerous and hated government agencies:

“I’m a big fan of the DEA”, he said during a hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee.

At that hearing, Sessions said of marijuana – and I am not making this up – “Lady Gaga says she’s addicted to it and it is not harmless.”

Right, because Lady Gaga’s opinion is far more credible than, oh, decades of scientific research.

In April of this year, the Senate held a drug hearing.

Sessions attended, and said a few more ridiculous things:

“We need grown-ups in charge in Washington to say marijuana is not the kind of thing that ought to be legalized, it ought not to be minimized, that it’s in fact a very real danger.”

Right, because humans haven’t been using cannabis for, oh – decades – without government permission.

He spoke of the need to foster “knowledge that this drug is dangerous, you cannot play with it, it is not funny, it’s not something to laugh about… and to send that message with clarity that good people don’t smoke marijuana.”

No, Mr. Sessions – you have that wrong. You see, “good people” do not tell other people what to do with their bodies. “Good people” do not deny people of their right to make their own decisions about what to do in the privacy of their own homes. “Good people” do not use the force of government to deprive people of their access to a plant that shows incredible promise in the treatment and management of chronic health problems and devastating diseases.

But apparently in Trump’s America, “bad people” who smoke marijuana get to go to for-profit prisons… even when it has already been made 100% legal for recreational use in their state and 16% of the country.

Because… money.

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  • The safest bet is to make sure that one is never in possession of marijuana regardless of which state one might be in, since that which is confusing to a layman is likely to be confusing to someone employed in the criminal justice complex, and it is always dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.

    • Cannabis isn’t illegal, THC is.

      • Tell the DEA that.
        http://www.dea.gov/druginfo/ds.shtml
        Their website clearly lists “marijuana (cannabis)” on schedule one.

        • Yeah, they use slang terms officially, that’s what a joke they are. THC is illegal, that’s it, if you grow a budding plant with less than 0.3% THC it is not illegal so their own website is full of shit but they’re not into accuracy, tyranny is their specialty. “Magic Mushrooms” aren’t illegal either, only psilocybin is. That’s why spore prints and cannabis seeds aren’t technically illegal because they don’t contain the substances that are banned, however, like in the case of Marc Emery, they’ll throw you in jail anyway regardless of the law because it really isn’t about the law, it’s about preventing you from going around the pharmaceutical companies to heal yourself and that’s all it’s about $$$$!

          • Since I’m in Wyoming, which has a nazi attitude about marijuana that dates back to Anslinger’s time, it is all about maintaining law and order rather than threat reduction. If it were about the latter, they wouldn’t be giving public school kids Adderall, which is nothing but methamphetamine in a pill, to control ADHD. As soon as the kids get off the prescribed meth, they go looking for the street meth, which is about as impure as crank gets.
            I have spent the last 30 years studying nutrition and the last decade designing and continuously fine tuning my personal nutritional program. My immune system is as strong as it has ever been, and I am confident that will protect me. It is far better to stay well than to try to get well, and while there are plenty of things in nature that can cure any disease, there are far fewer equally natural things that will insure a bullet-proof immune system, and none of them are illegal, so far.

      • This is my reality and no plant is illegal.

        • Yep, I do what I want, illegal or not, f them.

          • Smarty

            Yep. Just men are not required to follow unjust laws. If we just keep developing that attitude as a society (and we slowly are) it won’t be long until we win. They can fuck themselves. I’ll put whatever I want in MY body WHEN I want to. I have never subscribed to stupid and corrupt laws, and I’m much too old to start now…

          • That will be more successful if you pursue it in a place where the majority have always been rebels.

          • g.johnon

            I just love the smell of capitulation in the morning.

          • Capitulation in the failure to do your own research?

          • g.johnon

            and just what would i be researching that was apropos of your statement which i took (naturally) to mean. “you cant get away with being a rebel here” which i (naturally} translated as capitulation. (?)

          • Locations where rebels rule.

          • You know, maybe I should change my user name to Rebelogna or Rebologna

          • Done.

          • While you are at it, you should acquire an avatar that you aren’t using under a non-existent license from whoever’s sample pile you co-opted it from.

          • Copyrights, trademarks, patents and licences are myth.

          • So then must be the Constitution of the United States which specifies the first three as property.

          • Ignorance is a far crueler taskmaster than any law enforcement officer.

          • Who does number 2 work for?

          • Whoever number 7 tried to quit before they imprisoned him in The Village?

          • Probably the same guys that number 7 tried to quit before they kidnapped him to The Village.

          • You can do the same thing in the cell when they catch you.

          • lol, “when” is a little presumptuous and I don’t live like a slave 😉

          • Slaves and prisoners live the same way as freemen, they just have more trouble staying out of trouble with TPTB.

          • I don’t have any trouble staying out of trouble, my mistake was trusting somebody I shouldn’t have

          • If you did what you wanted when you were incarcerated, you must have enjoyed being so, and were, consequently, a happy inmate, which sounds like a slave to me. Maybe you should explain how you define slavery.

          • You know damn well what I meant and are just trying to be difficult, as usual.

          • If it is so obvious that I understand what you meant, why do you have to twist everything so much to make it understandable?

          • The only one who has ever accused me of twisting anything is you so I’m not sure if I’m the problem here.

          • Maybe I’m the only one here that hasn’t given up trying to understand your many apparently specious (to me, anyway) premises:-) Have you ever had any trouble following any documentation that I have provided to the same determinations that I did?

        • Tom

          I’m against all so-called authority that masquerades as government. Mr. Trump, “I’m an adult. I’ll make my own decisions and can protect myself. Right now the only bully I see that I need to protect myself from is government”.

        • Your reality appears pretty hallucinatory.

  • g.johnon

    well there you go, just another fuckwad in the whitehouse. another clueless bully.
    fuckiing government retards can never get anything right. fucking sessions, what a supreme waste of skin.
    the pot continues to boil folks, the day has not been saved after all.

  • Uncle Sham

    Sessions and Trump already said multiple times they wouldn’t interfere with states that decided to decriminalize. What they are worried about are people transporting weed out of these states that decriminalized it into states where it isn’t legal. That’s a federal issue.

    • I shouldn’t be a federal issue. though. The feds have no business in the regulation of natural plants, period!

      • Uncle Sham

        remember, coca and poppy are “natural plants” too lol

        • And both of those are medicinal and beneficial and should be barred from federal finagling also. The only reason we have violence surrounding drugs is because of the government creating black markets for them.

          • If the CIA weren’t growing opium poppies in Afghanistan, American troops wouldn’t be fight the Taliban to prevent them from decimating them, as they almost did when we pulled out last time. Pat Tillman was murdered by his own troops when he made it clear he was going to out the CIA’s scam when he got home. His mother and brother have gotten very quiet since they have had conversations with spooks. The government and the intelligence community are highly complacent in the importation and marketing of all opiates because of their high profits and their need to fund black operations off the books.

          • Joey Krecklau

            yes you are correct! the crack epidemic was started by CIA to kill two birds with one stone. make lots of money and get rid of the blacks. thats why the sentencing guide lines were so different for powder coke verses crack-coke. Bill Clinton rilly LIKED powder coke, so I have read.

          • Bill liked everything except Hillary. He should have liked coke, since much of the CIA’s was flown into Mena, Arkansas’s airport after Jeb set it up for him.

          • Uncle Sham

            LEGALIZE MEDICAL COCAINE

          • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

            Coca.
            Not cocaine.

            Sheesh.

          • Decriminalize all recreational drugs.

          • Do you want to bring back Coca-Cola’s real original formula?

          • g.johnon

            you did see the word “medical”; right?

          • You don’t understand it, do you?

          • g.johnon

            jury is in, you are a freaking idiot.

          • Star chambers have no need for juries.

          • Great, that would eliminate the violent black-market cocaine industry!

          • G’ma G

            Exactly! What part of humanity always having embraced drugs, gambling and prostitution is it that control freaks don’t get? These are our vices that have always been and always will be.

          • Bruce O’Ryan

            The CIA hates the competition…

      • You need to go read the Constitution again. One of their major mandates is interstate commerce. Crossing state lines is a very good way to draw the feds into anything.

      • The feds don’t have any business in 99%+ of what they are involved in.

  • If you’re sick, cure yourself and pay no attention to these assholes. People die every time they do shit like this.

    • If you are sick, stop making yourself sick through ignorance. Pharmaceuticals don’t cure anything, and if you think that medical marijuana is remotely like the natural product, your cure will be equally inefficacious.

      • Putting the word medical in front of doesn’t change anything, that’s political speak, it’s still the cannabis plant and yes the better strains do yield a better effect and I have a girlfriend who has MS with no symptoms as proof because those symptoms come back fast if she lets up on it which she does by accident from time to time. She(& I) uses a vapor brothers vaporizer.

        • Do you have a prescription from a licensed medical provider for your vapor brothers vaporizer, which is about to become a regulated medical device?

          • It should be a medical device covered by insurance for sick people and it should also be available for “recreational” purposes. All head shops around me sell them, I ordered mine online.

          • Smarty

            Can you post a link for the one that you use? I may have to go shopping soon…

          • Sure, here it is: https://www.vaporbrothers.com/vaporbrothers-vapor-box-desktop-vaporizer-hands-free-120V – I have two of them; one upstairs and one downstairs. They’re guaranteed for life.

          • If it can’t be patented, it won’t become part of the pharmacopoeia.

          • g.johnon

            in some states. maybe.

          • You must not follow the Food and Drug Administration as closely as the editors of the newsletters that I receive. Federal trumps state if the states don’t protect their rights.

          • g.johnon

            so, you are saying that no state will protect its citizens from federal overreach?

          • Can you name one that has?

          • G’ma G

            The states just might stand up this time. They are looking at the potential loss of billions in revenue. They are not going to give that up.

          • They might stand to lose as much in federal subsidies as they gain in revenue.

          • g.johnon

            you mean what was originally coming back to us? oh them feds is a fine buncha generous peeps; aint they?

          • Nope, just well-dressed con men, as they’ve always been.

      • g.johnon

        there is a fairly wide range between medical and recreational marijuana but there is also quite a large overlap. and even the most “recreational” does have powerful healing properties.

        • The differences between medical and recreational are more legal than efficacious.

          • g.johnon

            here in the state of washington, there are no legal differences whatsoever. no longer recreational or medical. its all just pot.

          • G’ma G

            Except for huge problem that it is still illegal to grow our own. Not that that has ever stopped me.

          • Awesome!

          • Until it is federal instead of state agents involved.

          • Having been there, it isn’t worth the going, even if that is true.
            The Yellowstone “super volcano” wouldn’t have a chance against the Cascadia fault.

          • g.johnon

            derp

          • Is going monosyllabic your only defence against that which you don’t understand?

          • g.johnon

            you are dismissed.

          • Better than being deranged.

          • g.johnon

            you would know.

          • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

            Because medical and recreational pot have the exact same effects, yes – absolutely more legal. . .

          • Assuming that the medical marijuana isn’t denatured, like almost everything in the USP is.

          • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

            “Medical” is just a legal term, Cannabis-wise.
            It’s still the same plant containing the same cannabinoids as “recreational” Cannabis.
            Nothing USP about it.

          • If that is true, why do you think that marijuana was removed from the USP in 1941?

          • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

            Because it’s a classified as a schedule 1 substance, most likely.

          • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

            How bizarre.

          • We have a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility here that makes as many DEA schedule drugs as pharmaceuticals, Cody Labs.

  • Guy Rocky

    you know trump – one thing to day – another thing tomorrow…

    • And what government or intelligence agency isn’t likewise?

    • g.johnon

      that is and always has been the way of the gummint..

  • Turkey Bird

    Of course, because Clump Incorporated was selected as the new marquee. Never trust bankrupt dick taters when they yap and hoard. They’re too big to flail, let alone work at an honest living.

  • David

    I smell a civil war brewing! Trump & Sessions should know this isn’t about bringing Law & Order to the States. This is about The Federal Government stomping on the rights of millions of Voters. so Apparently States can vote for what they want as long as Uncle Sam approves of it. what the hell kind of freedom is that? The people will lose confidence in voting for things they want to see legal in their States.
    The Cannabis Horse is out of the Barn,,.

    • g.johnon

      same kind of freedom as taxation.

    • Hopefully this one will be a real, legitimate civil war…

  • Renee Ciccioni

    So much for States rights. What a bunch of hypocrites.

  • phariseesdotorg

    Steve Bannon is to Trump what Dick Cheney was to Bush, Cheney ruled over Bush. 2014 speech to Vatican Bannon calls for a Church Militant to rise up. Every one unite under Judeo-Christianity Global War is coming, says Bannon. Breaking down his speech & where Bannon is taking US, see tab Global War Coming at website. Bannon quote: “Darkness is good. Darth Vader. Dick Cheney. Satan. That’s real power.” In short, Bannon wants US war with Russia, China & Iran. Christianity must fight for their beliefs & nations using forms of capitalism he disapproves of must be forced to do as Bannon wants. Calls it crony capitalism. He is not for Libertarian capitalism, he is for Judeo-Christian capitalism which I haven’t come across a definition from him on that J-C cap. what it all entails. Psyops w/Trump & press Nazis need totalitarianism, worship of the leader. Bannon says join with the church, church militant rising. Same powers that be controllers of mainstream press that used to have Billy Graham crusades on prime time, is same MSpress, same PTB that control them. They want to get a Christian Militantism rising, the psyops in full swing. One tactic is do a push to generate the desired push back. Bannon spoke of crony capitalism not once mentioning crony 1913-founded privately owned US central bank of which Goldman Sachs is an arm, and Bannon comes from GS. GS, US CB are Catholic, Bannon knows that. Vatican owns the western central banks, her Knights Templar house the central bank of central banks, Bank for International Settlements. 1291 KT’s founded Switzerland. Swissy real controllers of NK, not China. Swissy military trains NK soldiers. Swissy gives NK leader & his pals their luxuries. Swissy the fifth column in nations and Jesuits, all part of the Vatican.

    • When did Steve Bannon order NORAD to stand down so that hijacked airliners could hit the World Trade Towers?

      • phariseesdotorg

        Bannon’s turn to be in Dick Cheney’s position in terms of authority. Bannon is not VP, not even an elected official, but just as Cheney was effectively the president & Bush his lap dog, so too with Nazi Bannon. German dog Donald Drumpf is a dog Nazi. Vid at link Ivana Trump said Drumpf greets some close friends with ‘Heil Hitler’ and clicks his heels. Drumpf has Mein Kemp and/or Hitler’s NWO speeches.

        China thinks WW2 never ended, it thinks Nazis rule the west. Nazi Ratzinger, a Hitler youth Nazi & still a Nazi stepped down to put in Socialist Bergoglio from Argentina all staged theater aimed at China. Bergoglio got Chinese cops to patrol with Italian police in Rome. Once made pope he was saying China give me a call, some dialogue, anything. Jew Soros says we want China in the imperialist seat, Yuan as world reserve currency, down with the US dollar, US become caboose to China’s engine – says Soros. So when Nazi Trump won, Bergoglio blames Freemason Catholic Knights of Malta, when the Black Pope is head of Freemasonry – theater for China. Ain’t our fault Nazi Trump won – Vatican says to China. China being strung along & before they know it, the west strikes under Trump. Nuclear war against China, Russia and Iran. China probably already onto them, same with Russia.
        The great deception is that Trump is a populist. Nazi dog Trump is just what NWO Vatican wants in power, and soon Nazi right govt’s in Germany, France, Italy and Greece. China has been played al along, always stalled why Vatican can’t produce for them, why Jew George Soros can’t produce for them as they say they will. They got little pieces here and there, Vatican dog Clinton giving them Los Almos access, it was all a ruse to string China along. Have China rise by breaking US economy, UK and Europe, all a ruse, and breaking those economies is so that after Nazi Freemason third war Christianity v Islam, it won’t be as end of WW2 when US bailed out the west, it will be supranational IMF that bails out all the western nations & then total enslavement to the bankers thereafter. Jew Pharisees own the Vatican, their Knights Templar own Switzerland. They never intended to put China in an imperialist seat, they intend to take out China and Russia and Iran, and then they own it all. India and Japan and all the rest fall in line with NWO west thereafter. But it is not to be, Russia and China defeat US/Nato (Daniel 11:14-19). Proof regarding my statements on George Soros see tab George Soros NWO at website. His interview, his own words.

      • phariseesdotorg

        Bannon’s turn to be in Dick Cheney’s position in terms of authority. Bannon is not VP, not even an elected official, but just as Cheney was effectively the president & Bush his lap dog, so too with Nazi Bannon. German dog Donald Drumpf is a dog Nazi:

        China thinks WW2 never ended, it thinks Nazis rule the west. Nazi Ratzinger, a Hitler youth Nazi & still a Nazi stepped down to put in Socialist Bergoglio from Argentina all staged theater aimed at China. Bergoglio got Chinese cops to patrol with Italian police in Rome. Jew Soros says we want China in the imperialist seat, Yuan as world reserve currency, down with the US dollar, US become caboose to China – says Soros. So when Nazi Trump won, Bergoglio blames Freemason Catholic Knights of Malta, when the Black Pope is head of Freemasonry – theater for China. Ain’t our fault Nazi Trump won – Vatican says to China. China being strung along & before they know, the west strikes under Trump: nuclear war against China, Russia and Iran.
        The great deception is that Trump is a populist. Nazi dog Trump is just what NWO Vatican wants in power, and soon Nazi right govt’s in Germany, France, Italy and Greece. China has bee played al along, always stalled why Vatican can’t produce for them, why Jew George Soros can’t produce for them as they say they will. They never intended to put China in an imperialist seat, they intend to take out China and Russia and Iran, and then they own it all. India and Japan and all the rest fall in line with NWO west thereafter. But it is not to be, Russia and China defeat US/Nato (Daniel 11:14-19). Proof re: George Soros see tab George Soros NWO at website. His interview, his own words.

        • China is correct to think that WW2 never ended, and only slightly off base since the west is ruled by fascists, not nazis.

  • Tom

    Hmmm… Nothing about lock her up? I guess we know where Trump’s and Session’s priorities are now.

  • Tom

    Yeah! Trump always says his job one in to protect American citizens. Guess what, it’s not in your job description.

    “Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”


    Benjamin Franklin

    • Do you mean it isn’t in his job description?
      Can you post said job description?
      Did you get that quote from techcrunch.com/2014/02/14/how-the-world-butchered-benjamin-franklins-quote-on-liberty-vs-security/?

      • Tom

        Presidents job description per the Constitution

        Section. 2.
        The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.
        He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments. The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

        Section. 3.
        He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary
        Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive
        Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.

        • You seem to have job description confused with duties, which are related, but not the same thing.

  • G’ma G

    Given the complete abscense of our society falling into chaos, given the quarter billion extra taken in in taxes last year, untold millions in savings to the criminal justice system and given the unmeasureable wealth that is a return to liberty here in Washington, the feds just look…stupid.

  • Al Mather

    Wake up Sheeple!…..You’ve been T-rumped! Prisons …solid American Businesses which need a break ..in T-rumps circles!

    My guess is he would never exercise Federal authority over this issue…but he likes to collect “upper hands” like this to tilt things his way when he needs it.

  • What difference does it make if the incarcerated supports the incarceration?

  • Stalin didn’t need law to maintain totalitarian order.

  • Only sheeple believe in coincidence.

  • CozmicSeer

    I see the statement “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results” applies to Sessions in spades. If anyone should be in jail for illegal behavior it is he and those that continue to make war on American citizens.

  • AngelineJ

    They shouldn’t cherry pick on states rights issues. While they are pushing transgender bathrooms and education to the states, and talk about doing it with abortion, the same should be for marijuana. People can then “vote with their feet”. Where there’s a will, there is a way, to move to a state more passionately in line with one’s ideologies.

    • What is stopping them from voting with their feet now, aside from the fact that most of them think that their congresscritters are pretty good and everyone else’s suck?