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What’s He Smoking? Chuck Schumer Embraces The Tenth Amendment

Well, this is surprising…

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Early on Friday Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) took to Twitter to declare his support for the 10th Amendment… When it comes to marijuana.

The Tweet coming today probably isn’t much of a surprise. April 20th is known as “National Weed Day” in popular culture. This seems to be Chuck Schumer’s way of “looking hip” to younger constituents.

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But, regardless of opinions on marijuana, for conservatives who believe in the constitution this Tweet may look surprising reasonable. But I wonder if Schumer would have the same opinion when it comes to gun rights, or abortion, or school choice? Definitely not.

This may be the only time that Schumer has used the Tenth Amendment as an argument for an issue. But the fact of the matter is, he doesn’t have an actual record of supporting state’s rights. If you were to attempt to reason with him about expanding gun rights or restricting abortion at the state level, it is a virtual guarantee that he would not agree with a Tenth Amendment argument.

And using states rights wasn’t even his main argument, as seen in a video he posted.

But maybe i’m wrong, and maybe Schumer has taken a strong embrace of the Tenth Amendment. If so, please get out of our way when it comes to passing pro-life, pro-gun, and pro-school choice legislation…

 

 

 

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2018 Midterms

Cindy Hyde-Smith Wanted ‘Random Searches’ for Guns at State Fairgrounds

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An appointed U.S. Senator from Mississippi who filled the seat of retired Sen. Thad Cochran and claims to be a Republican, once sought permission to randomly search fairgoers for guns during her tenure as State Commissioner of Agriculture.

“Your letter requests our office’s opinion on the following issues:” wrote the Mississippi Attorney General’s office in response to Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s request. “Can the MFC and the Department prohibit the carrying of weapons, concealed or not concealed, on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds Complex and at properties of the Department, including but not limited to the Mississippi Farmers’ Market and the Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum, by posting signage prohibiting the carrying of a weapon?”

In case that request was denied, Hyde-Smith suggested random searches of patrons of the fairgrounds for weaponry. In the end, both requests were denied by the Attorney General.

“You also ask our opinion about other procedures that might be deemed to be random searches of individuals entering the gates at the State Fairgrounds Complex,” the letter says. The issue is only answerable by reference to federal law and cases construing the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.”

The letter was first obtained by Mississippi Conservative Daily

The Fourth Amendment protects United States citizens against unlawful searches and seizures. In response to Hyde-Smith’s attempted gun grab, the State Attorney General’s office advised her that random searches and seizures were a matter of federal law too complex for them to assess.

Hyde-Smith is a former Democrat who once occupied a State Senate seat in Mississippi. She supported Hillary R. Clinton for president in 2008. During her tenure as a State Senator from 2010-2012, she switched her party affiliation from Democrat to Republican, knowing that it would benefit her in seeking national office in a red state.

But she has held onto her Democrat roots.

Big League Politics reported:

“Sean Parker, billionaire founder of Napster, the online file sharing service, and early investor in Facebook, has donated $250,000 to the Victory Fund PAC, aimed at getting Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) elected, according to Pro Publica.

Parker was a large Hillary Clinton donor, too. According to the New York Times, he “gave nearly $300,000 to a joint fund-raising committee for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and dozens of state Democratic parties.””

BLP Passage Ends. 

Parker is known for his anti-Second Amendment stance, and for using his deep pockets to promote politicians who are weak on gun rights.

“He gave $250,000 to a gun control super political action committee led by former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., and more than that to help incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss. — a supporter of gun rights — fend off a Tea Party challenger,” according to San Francisco Gate.

Considering Hyde-Smith has a long history of fighting against gun rights,  it is fitting that Parker would support her.

Hyde-Smith faces State Senator Chris McDaniels (R-Ellisville), and two Democrats in a special non-partisan election on November 6.

“Senator Chris McDaniel has been a rock-solid supporter of the rights of gun owners, wrote Mississippi Conservative Daily. “Not only has he authored pro-gun legislation in the Mississippi Senate, he has never, not a single time, supported any law or regulation to curtail, in any way, the rights of Mississippians to keep and bear arms.”

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