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Letters and Politics

Beyond dancing around the forest in green tights, the legend of Robin Hood is based in an English radical tradition to reclaim the commons.  Today we talked about that history with historian Paul Buehle.

We also looked at a campaign calling for a so called Robin Hood tax to levied on financial transactions with Sarah Anderson of the Institute for Policy Studies.

But first President Obama says cracking down on people smoking marijuana in Colorado and Washington should not be a top priority.  For more on that story were joined by Ethan Nadelmann of Drug Policy Alliance.

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Regarding legalizing MMJ or

Regarding legalizing MMJ or for recreation: The Constitution does not give the federal government any jurisdiction over cannabis or anything we might grow in our gardens or what kind of milk we drink, ONLY when it may be involved in interstate commerce, if the feds so choose. Until the people of the United States understand the purpose of the Constitution, the enumerated powers given to the feds in the Constitution (by the people), and states rights (10th Amendment) they will not understand that the feds have merely usurped this power and our sheriffs actually have the power to keep the fed enforcement agents out of their counties for any purpose not enumerated by the Constitution. Tell your sheriffs that you expect them to uphold their oaths of office and support them and your county commissioners in their protection of your rights, or you will be fighting against power that you voluntarily gave away instead of using as the people were originally given and intended to have.

Mitch, Regarding the so

Regarding the so called “Robin Hood Tax,” may is suggest framing this sightly differently. It really should be called a “Wall Street Sales Tax.” This puts it in proper perspective, so that ordinary folk will understand what's being asked for. Therefore; a tax on financial transactions, not stealing or some criminal act.
May I highly recommend that you and your listeners visit this web site to get a very clear understanding of this issue and more.
Thank you.

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