Just a minor correction there; Alaska is a hard-core Red State, with Sen. Lisa Murkowski being one with forked-tongue (a registered Rublican with moderate views, or an un-registered Democrat with more moderate views; take your pick, and depends on who you speak with) who has managed to acquiesce both sides as often as not, and taken flack from both sides, too... Again, depending on the issues.
But Sen. Dan Sullivan, Rep. Don Young, and the strong majority of our past federal representation, belong to the "Drill baby, Drill" team, among other hard-core right-side issues. Their political histories speak to being VERY Red...
What they DO know, in their jockeying on a regular basis to spew what ever tripe will solidify their incumbency, is that their rural, quasi-libertarian constituents, many of whom, like the rest of the voting populace, remain minimally/ill informed on the depth of many issuies, is that States' Rights is a classic right-wing issue.... for the most part.
Whereas the 9th Amendment might be glommed onto by either side, depending on the issue at hand. States' Rights has traditionally (recent past decades) been a right-wing deal.
In the current federal skirmish over legalization, the mostly-dead 10th Amendment has given a way of 'retreat with honor,' for some of our more 'narrow' representation in this issue.
In the end, for may of them, money talks almost as loudly as saving their incumbency.
Another of many examples in human history where the right things are done for the wrong reasons.
Originally Posted by Zeez
There's no personal insult. If you're going on a public forum and push trump in peoples faces then there will be certainly be pushback from a majority. Check the poll numbers.
Your notion of trump pushing legal pot is ridiculous. Sessions has already taken a public stand against legalization. Further, Look at the red state - blue state map and compare it to the map of states which have legalized
. All the states that have legalized are blue and a couple are moderate red. You are trying to tell us that trump is going to side with these states. No chance.
Maybe you should go back to the beginning of this thread and take a look at how many people found which posts helpful and the statements made in those posts. (I found them largely factual except yours) The quote from George Carlin was not an insult. It was a statement of fact. If you have been here less than a year and banned a couple times then the problem might not be with the other people.