Early Headlines: Senators Commit Treason, Federal Medical Marijuana Law, China's Global Military Dominance and More

March 11th, 2015
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Early Bird Headlines 11 March 2015

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  • GOP Senators Probably Broke Law With Iran Letter (U.S. News & World Report) The Logan Act of 1799 bans U.S. citizens from engaging “without authority of the United States” in “correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government ... with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government ... in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States.” House Speaker Boehner also broke the same law inviting Israel PM Netanyahu to the U.S. But the law is never enforced (the last prosecution was in 1803) and is almost certainly unconstitutional. (Of course, Democratic spin doctors are out with charges of treason. See next article.)
  • File charges against the 47 U.S. Senators in violation of The Logan Act in attempting to undermine a nuclear agreement. (We the People) This would create a constitutional challenge to the Logan Act if followed through to a conclusion, a challenge which the Logan Act would fail to survive according to most constitutional scholars.
  • Major Pot Reform Bill Introduced in Senate (U.S. News & World Report) Three senators (Rand Paul, R-KY, Corey Booker, D-NY and Kristen Gillibrand, D-NY) have introduced a bill to legalize medical marijuana in all states that approve it and reclassify marijuana as a Schedule II drug under the Controlled Substances Act.



  • David and Goliath (Personal Liberty) The author says that "Bibi begs for war" and "conservatives ... are itching for war with Iran now that Iraq is in shambles". Personal Liberty is a conservative and liberatarian site? Well, we can see some Libertarianism in this article but that's it.





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