Monday, October 26, 2009

Court says water a drug

Three things are certain in life: death, taxes, and the expansion of the disastrous War on Drugs.

And if there's a way for authorities to "get" someone, they'll use it.

Now the Minnesota Supreme Court has (in another mind-numbing display of matchbook law) ruled that bong water is an illegal drug - not just paraphernalia. This heightens the threat of longer jail sentences for bong water.

The primary problem with this ruling? That's not what the law says. The law does not classify water as a drug (even if it was used in a drug pipe).

But the real effect of this ruling is that it expands a drug war that has long been known to be a failure.

Right-wing judicial activism has been the rule among the Minnesota Supreme Court in recent years. This is the same court that gutted the state child abuse statute. Like much of the federal judiciary, they have made themselves a legislature in black robes.


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