by Lanny Carruthers:
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren released a Tweet earlier today saying, “Congress needs to take immediate action to protect state marijuana laws and the patients that rely on them.”
Senator Warren, “How about my state’s gun rights?” “How about my state’s marriage laws?” “How about my state’s right to ban abortion?”
We had 8 years of the Barack Hussein Obama Administration cherry-picking which laws to enforce and which to ignore, trying to be ‘intentionally deceptive’ declared by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, and disregard for the U.S. Supreme Court. President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are enforcing laws on the books! Trump ran as the “Law and Order Candidate” and is keeping his campaign promise.
Senator Warren, if you don’t like the laws, then do something to change them with a blanket respect for all state laws which was the original intent of our Founding Fathers. Just remember the protection of the borders and immigration of this country reside with the President outlined in that pesky Constitution that liberals use when convenient.
Oh, just a history lesson Sen. Warren on state’s rights: The ‘Great Migration’ was the term used to describe the wave of over 50,000 of English immigrants to America between 1620 and 1640 which led to the establishment of the first 13 Colonies: Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. The colonies need cheap and plentiful labor. Most of the immigrants were poor and it is estimated that 80% of immigrants came as Indentured Servants.
In May of 1637, the General Court of Massachusetts ordered that no town or person in the colony should receive or host any alien without permission from the authorities. John Winthrop, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, defended the 1637 court order as follows:
“…If we here be a corporation established by free consent, if the place of our cohabitation be our own, then no man hath a right to come into us without our consent… If we are bound to keep off whatsoever appears to tend to our ruin or damage, then may we lawfully refuse to receive such whose dispositions suite not with ours and whose society (we know) will be hurtful to us.”
For a period of several years, beginning with 1656, the records of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and indeed of all of the New England Colonies, except Rhode Island, are filled with legislation designed to prevent the coming of the Quakers and the spread of their ‘accursed tenets.’
Although taxed in New England, Northern freemen, like slaves, could not vote there in early colonial times, they could in the plantation colonies. Free blacks were required to work on roads a certain number of days a year in Massachusetts, at the discretion of the local selectmen. They could only use ferries under certain conditions in New England. In South Kingstown, Rhode Island, they could not own horses or sheep. In Boston, they could not carry a cane unless they were unable to walk without one.
How much of Massachusetts’ are we going to have to tear down? What statutes must come down? What buildings on Massachusetts’ campuses have to be renamed? Does the Massachusetts state flag have to be redesigned?
I could go on and on about policies regarding Massachusetts state’s rights in history that you abhor. Many Massachusetts’ policies have been overturned by federal courts over the years. This is not a Michael Wolff fabrication; it’s Massachusetts documented history.
Looks like Massachusetts does, in fact, share Donald Trump’s America First values. At least one time in their history. Let that sink in for the people of Massachusetts as they learn about their ancestors and of whom they are descendants.
Sen. Warren, are you ready to defend Massachusetts state rights? Do you even know whose rights you are supposed to defend?