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Oregon Is Proof That Leftist Politics Ultimately Lead To Tyranny And Decay

This article was originally published by Brandon Smith at Alt-Market.us.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Make no mistake, we are all slaves, even in “red states.” If your state has a governor, you have a ruler and you are a slave. Saying your plantation is somehow “freer” than another doesn’t change the fact that one person can write their opinions on paper and use armed enforcers to ensure you comply. True freedom is the rejection of all masters not just the “blue ones.”

What kind of abysmal social and economic conditions would make at least five separate counties of US voters want to flee a state to join the borders of another state? Well, all it takes is a cult of insane Marxists running the entire state into the ground from the safety of their metropolitan communes while demanding that people submit their undying fealty to the draconian medical mandates of an elitist minority. Yeah, things have to get pretty bad to inspire so many people into leaving and taking half the state with them.

Welcome to Oregon…

I used to live right across the state border from Portland, Oregon through the 1990s, and while the place was always considered a bit of a haven for washout hippies, reject grunge bands, and limp-wristed wine-sipping progressives, there wasn’t enough of them to take the place over completely and the city was still relatively clean and well kept and peaceful. You rarely heard of crime, poverty, or unrest; those were problems reserved for places like California.

I can’t recall any moment during that time when people said they felt “unsafe” in Portland, or when they were desperate to leave Oregon for greener pastures. It used to be a decent place to build a life. A lot has changed since then.

As the political left and the Democratic Party has become increasingly militant in their regressive ideology and collectivist underpinnings the states these people control have become increasingly dismal financial and constitutional failures. Perhaps it was always there under the skin, but in the past few years, the cancer has grown terminal. I really have no interest in ever going back to Oregon and no one I know has any interest in visiting the place either. When I research the local news, this is what consistently pops up:

Portland is now a homeless tent city with walls of garbage in the streets and riots on a regular basis. The city has reported a 2000% rise in homicides, specifically after taking measures to defund local police precincts. Oregon also has a total debt of around $43 billion, which is dramatically higher than red-state neighbors like Idaho and Montana. Data for 2020 to 2021 poverty and homeless rates have not been released yet, partially because cities like Portland sought to stall the federally mandated count back in January. I would not be surprised if the numbers have had an epic spike in the past year; the only question will be, is it because of covid, or is it just because of the bumbling of the lefties?

But it’s not just the economic decline that’s the issue in Oregon, it’s also the rampant suppression of individual rights through medical tyranny, along with the special government treatment of Marxist extremist groups like Antifa and BLM.

Thousands of businesses have closed in the state because of pointless lockdowns which did NOTHING to stop the natural spread of Covid, and the businesses that tried to defy the mandates in order to survive were harassed or threatened with fines by state health officials and OSHA. At the same time, local politicians have barely lifted a finger to stop leftist civil unrest. Some people say they are too weak to take action, but their meekness is more likely a show of support, a virtue signal. They want the riots to continue, at least to a certain extent.

That said, nothing tops the announcement this past week by the Oregon Health Authority, which has just issued a rule that businesses must now demand proof of vaccination before a customer may enter. If they do not have proof, they must be forced to wear a mask or they must be made to leave. This is the first time I have heard of a state actually codifying vaccine passports into their enforcement mandates, but I’m sure other blue states will follow Oregon’s lead in the near future.

Keep in mind that these rules are a threat to Oregon businesses as much as they are a threat to the regular public. As one bureaucrat from the Oregon Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration argued:

“We expect employers to comply, whichever route they take–allowing the vaccination exemption or sticking with current requirements….We will take and investigate complaints alleging employers aren’t requiring face coverings, for example, or checking vaccination status.”

Don’t forget that this guy is not a lawmaker, he’s a nobody. He was never elected. Most of these mandates across the country have not yet been debated by a legislature or voted on by citizens. None of the mandates are real law, they are simply Color of Law controls enforced unilaterally outside of the constitution. This is unacceptable.

As those of us in the liberty media have been warning since the beginning of the pandemic hype, the end game was always going to be vaccine passports; it was always about control of the citizenry, it was never about saving lives. We told people that vaccine passports were coming and the media called us crazy. Now Oregon is proving us right. Of course, Oregon is not the only blue state setting the standard for tyranny. Most leftist-dominated states are pushing similar measures.

For example, Illinois officials have said they will not enforce vaccine passports, while at the exact same time admitting they are considering vaccine passports. Meanwhile, Chicago Mayor Lightfoot, a racist who has demanded segregation of white journalists from black journalists in her press interactions, is also using her influence to encourage segregation of vaccinated people from unvaccinated people in local restaurants.

In Virginia, Gov. Northam has stated that vaccine passports are on the table. Most counties in the state are predominantly conservative, but it is run once again from metropolitan areas that are saturated with leftists. This has led many counties to seek nullification of state government controls (including Red Flag gun laws). On top of that, numerous counties of Virginia are considering leaving the state to join West Virginia, just as multiple counties in Eastern Oregon are trying to join with Idaho.

In the Blue States across the nation, incremental totalitarianism is being implemented, but Oregon is clearly leading the charge in my opinion.

Many states are claiming that they will not enforce vaccine passports while subversively supporting corporations that do the enforcing of the passports for them (by the way, no company has the right to demand access to your private medical history before allowing you to enter their establishment).  But this is all a farce – Eventually, all leftist governments are going to demand vaccine passports as a rule.  Oregon simply leap-frogged ahead of everyone else and went straight to the Orwellian end game.

So, of course, we have to ask an obvious medical question here first:

If the experimental mRNA vaccines actually work, then why do we need vaccine passports at all?

The people who are vaccinated would be protected, and the people who are not vaccinated would be taking a “risk”, as is their right.  The unvaccinated are no threat whatsoever to the vaccinated if the vaccines do what Big Pharma claims they do.

Of course, being unvaccinated is not much of a risk considering the death rate of Covid is only 0.26% outside of nursing homes according to independent medical studies. And for those that claim “mutations” are a concern, viruses mutate with or without mass vaccination. Just as there are seasonal strains of the flu, there will now be seasonal strains of covid. That’s the beauty of it for those in power; there will have to be new vaccinations every year, and you will have to renew your vaccine passport every year. The controls will NEVER end.

If you want to see what our future will be like in America if we allow this totalitarian march to continue just take a look at Australia.  Regional lockdowns of millions of people are now a regular occurrence there despite the proliferation of vaccines within the country.  All it takes is a handful of covid positive tests and the government has all the excuse it needs to erase people’s rights.

In my recent article ‘Vaccine Virtue Signaling And The Cult Of Woke’, I outlined in detail why it makes little sense to become a guinea pig for an experimental “vaccine” (which is really a form of gene therapy) when 99.7% of people will survive the virus without difficulty. On top of that, why submit to a vaccine today that will probably be declared useless next year anyway?

The future implications of vaccine passports and economic decline are disturbing, but this is the inevitable result when leftists and collectivists are allowed to gather political and social power. As I have noted many times this year, leftists are the ONLY subset of the population seeking and supporting government dominion over American lives. Not only that, but they have consistently partnered with global corporations that they supposedly despise in order to leverage more power.

They are the only people supporting mass censorship, mob intimidation of those with different political views, mass violence against innocent people and businesses, they supported government lockdowns and extensive violations of the Bill of Rights, and now they are supporting vaccine passports which would destroy all personal liberty in this country for all time.

Am I falling into a “left/right” paradigm trap here? Are things just as bad in conservative red states? Why not take a look at a red state like my home of Montana? In Montana, the state government has passed multiple laws and set multiple precedents which now protect the public against covid restrictions. These include:

Court orders prevent local health departments from forcing businesses to require that customers wear masks. (5 businesses took a stand in Flathead County and the courts sided with them).

The Montana Legislature has passed a law banning employers from requiring that their employees get vaccinated in order to keep their jobs.

A law has been passed which prevents any establishment including schools, colleges, and medical facilities from demanding proof of vaccination before offering services. Vaccine passports will not be allowed in Montana.

A law has been passed which protects businesses from lawsuits related to covid if a business does not enforce mandates. A similar law is being forwarded which also protects government buildings and healthcare facilities.

Executive orders by Governor Gianforte are being established which stop city governments from enforcing mandates while the state government has lifted them.

Montana has also passed legislation that prevents any new federal gun law from being enforced in the state.

Montana has seen a rush of people relocating to the state and seeking to escape the suffocating restrictions. I have spoken with many of the people that have moved to my area and most of them are conservatives that can no longer tolerate the path of Marxism that their original states are following.

As it stands right now, Montana is one of the MOST free states in the US. Many other red states are considering or have already passed similar measures to protect the rights of their citizens. So, who are the real fascists? Who are the real power mongers? Leftists or conservatives?

The fact of the matter is, the left/right paradigm is a reality. The political elites at the top of the pyramid have no loyalties to either side, but regular people at the bottom of the pyramid are indelibly separated. The proof is in the actions of blue states vs red states.

Perhaps there are many Democrats out there who do not necessarily agree with the cultism of social justice warriors. Maybe they don’t support the unhinged thirst for vicarious control that vaccine virtue signalers display. But if they don’t support it they are not saying much about it out loud. This is indeed about sides, and “moderation” at this point is a joke. One side is supported by real science, the other side is ignoring the science for the convenience of their ideology. One side is clearly right, and the other side is clearly wrong.

Conservatives want to be left alone, and leftists want to dictate the lives of others. Conservatives are for freedom, and leftists are not. There is no debating this any longer. The question is, which side are you on?

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Montana guide dies after being mauled by grizzly bear near Yellowstone National Park

A Montana man has died days after he was mauled by a grizzly bear while he was fishing alone in an area outside Yellowstone National Park.

What are the details?

The Associated Press reported that backcountry guide Charles “Carl” Mock, 40, of West Yellowstone was attacked Thursday while in a forested area along the Madison River, and sustained “significant scalp and facial wounds.”

He passed away in a hospital on Saturday from a stroke, which KIFI-TV reported was “a bit of a shock” to both doctors and Mock’s family after he appeared to have been recovering well after undergoing two surgeries.

Mock was able to call 911 for help after the mauling, and was found in less than an hour. He was transported via toboggan and snowmobile before he was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Idaho Falls.

Officials discovered a moose carcass roughly 50 yards from where Mock was attacked, leading them to believe the bear might have been defending the carcass.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesperson Morgan Jacobsen told the AP that Mock had bear spray on his person during the attack and that the safety tab on the device had been pulled, but authorities do not know if he was able to use it to defend himself.

Jacobsen said that an older male grizzly was killed Friday “after it charged a group of seven game wardens and other personnel as they approached the scene of the attack.” The bear, which officials are confident is the one that attacked Mock, was fired at by several people before it dropped 20 yards from the group.


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A GoFundMe page created to assist with Mock’s medical bills said that he had “such passion for outdoors, hiking, fishing, photography, and is a beloved guide to countless visitors in Yellowstone.”

The organizer provided an update following his passing:

We would like to let you know that early this morning Carl suffered a massive stroke and sadly, he didn’t make it through. This comes as a terrible shock and is heartbreaking to everyone, since both the surgeries went so well. We will keep you updated with the service information as the plans are made. All of the money that is being donated on this page and in the cans throughout town will be given to the family to help cover the medical bills and funeral costs. We appreciate the continued support from this community to help ease these financial burdens for Carl’s family.

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Now they are going to start flying migrants to red states “near the Canadian border”

The crisis on the border continues to get even worse, and our existing facilities on the southern border just aren’t equipped to handle the vast torrent of migrants that are flooding in.  So in an attempt to deal with overloaded conditions, the Biden administration plans to start flying migrants that have been detained to facilities “near the Canadian border” for processing.  Fox News is reporting that this is something that the Biden administration “is considering”, but their own report admits that CBP has already requested plane support from ICE

As crossings along the southern border surge to near-record levels, the Biden administration is considering flying migrants to states near the Canadian border, according to a report.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requested the plane support from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Friday after 1,000 migrant families and unaccompanied minors crossed the Rio Grande into South Texas Friday morning, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials told The Washington Post. Border agents still have another 1,000 migrants they were unable to process last night, according to communications reviewed by the Post.

Those crossing the southern border are unlikely to be carrying appropriate clothing for cold weather climates.

So will the U.S. government provide clothing for them?

According to the Fox News story that I quoted above, Montana, South Dakota and Michigan are some of the states where migrants could be relocated

That crisis was during the warmer months, and it’s not clear whether CBP will be able to provide warmer clothing for families sent to states like Michigan, South Dakota and Montana. These facilities also have far fewer resources to take in migrants. The email seen by The Post indicates CBP has not yet decided which facilities will take in the migrants.

If a steady stream of migrants is flown into these states from this point forward, there is a very important question that we need to ask.

Will the government fly them back once they are processed, or will they be released into the local communities of those northern states?

What we do know is that on the southern border CBP is starting to release migrants into the country after they have been processed without even giving them court dates

A senior-level law enforcement source with U.S.Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the Rio Grande Valley revealed the implementation of a plan to release migrant families soon after apprehension. The plan radically changes how illegal migrants have been processed in the past and orders Border Patrol agents to quickly release migrant families without notifying the immigration courts or issuing a Notice to Appear.

“This is insane, it is another pull factor that will overwhelm us,” a CBP official with knowledge of the plan told Breitbart Texas anonymously because he is not authorized to speak publically on the matter. “We are creating another entirely different class of aliens we will have to deal with years from now. We will never find most of these aliens once they are released.”

Yikes!

Even if migrants are given court dates, most of them never come back anyway.

But now those that are not even being given any court dates at all will be free to travel the country at will

Without a Notice to Appear, the migrants are free to travel about the country and are not officially placed into the immigration court system. The court cannot order the removal of a migrant in absentia for failing to appear for a future court date, the source explained. the existence of a removal in absentia order from the court allows immigration officials to remove the alien without appeal if they are later encountered. Under this new process, the migrants will not have a removal in absentia order for failure to appear officials issued no order to appear under the unprecedented plan put in place by the Biden administration on Sunday morning.

Once news of this gets out, it will just encourage even more migrants to storm the border.

As it stands, our facilities are already beyond overloaded.  If you doubt this, just consider what Senator Chris Murphy just witnessed during his visit to a CBP facility…

Just left the border processing facility. 100s of kids packed into big open rooms. In a corner, I fought back tears as a 13 yr old girl sobbbed uncontrollably explaining thru a translator how terrified she was, having been separated from her grandmother and without her parents.

What a nightmare.

Biden insists that the “challenge” on the border is not his fault, but some migrants are openly telling reporters that they would not have come if Donald Trump was still president…

ABC News anchor Martha Raddatz recently spoke with a Brazilian man — just one of the tens of thousands of migrants who are traveling to the U.S. in search of asylum — who admitted that Biden’s presidency was a motivating factor for coming to America.

“Would you have tried to do this when Donald Trump was president?” Raddatz asked.

“Definitely not. Definitely. We have a chance, you know. The same environment that’s been going on today wasn’t there last year,” the man responded. “We used to watch the news and I definitely wouldn’t do this.”

But now Democrats are in control, and that will be the case for at least the next four years.

As a result, one migrant told Fox News that the flood of people coming over our southern border is “not going to stop, ever”

The migrant, who was not named, spoke to Fox News on Friday in El Paso after being apprehended by Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Asked if he believes more migrants will come to the US under the Biden administration, he said with a shrug: ‘It’s not going to stop, ever. It’s not going to stop.’

Sadly, these migrants don’t understand that they are actually going from the frying pan to the fire.

Yes, things may have been really bad in the countries that they are coming from, but conditions in the United States will eventually be even worse.

Many migrants truly believe that life will be so much better if they can just get to America, but that dream is just a mirage.

But for now that dream remains a very powerful pull, and the crisis on the border is not going away any time soon.

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Democrats had major plans to flip state legislatures this year as redistricting looms. They failed … bigly.

Because 2020 was a Census year, there was an increased focus on state legislatures as both parties sought control of the levers of power in states’ redistricting battles.

Democrats were convinced they could flip 10 state legislative chambers in hopes of wielding more control in the upcoming redistricting fights, Fortune reported.

But they failed to flip a single house — and failed miserably.

In fact, the GOP flipped two chambers: the New Hampshire state House and Senate, the National Conference of State Legislatures reported.

With these wins it appears the Republicans will control at least 59 of the 98 partisan chambers (Nebraska has a unicameral, non-partisan Legislature). Arizona’s final results have yet to be reported. Should the GOP keep control there, they would hold 61 state chambers, while the Democrats hold 37.

If that total stays as expected, the Republicans would have full control of 30 state legislatures and the Democrats would have 18.

Only Minnesota’s legislature has a partisan split between the two houses: the Senate is held by the GOP and the House by Democrats.

According to Fortune, the GOP “will control both the House and Senate in 24 out of 36 states that will draw district lines for U.S. Congress, the state legislature itself, or both.” Though every state has a redistricting process, some states use special commissions instead of relying on the legislature.

The NCSL called the few number of legislative chamber flips “phenomenal.” On average, the organization said, 12 chambers flip party control in each general election.

“With just two chamber flips so far, it looks like 2020 will see the least party control changes on Election Day since at least 1944 when only four chambers changed hands,” the NCSL said. “In the 1926 and 1928 elections, only one chamber changed hands.”

Governor races make this even more important

Of course, having control of both houses of the legislature is a powerful tool, but it becomes more significant when the party that runs the Senate and the House also controls the governorship.

The good news for Republicans: They were able to pick up the statewide trifecta in two states.

In New Hampshire, where the GOP flipped control of both houses, the governor, Chris Sununu, is a Republican, meaning the party gained a significant leg up there.

And in Montana, where Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock was term-limited out and the GOP already controlled the legislature, Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte handily beat Democrat Mike Cooney, flipping the governor’s mansion from blue to red.

This gives the GOP complete state control in 23 states, compared to Democrats’ control of 15 states, the NCSL said. In 11 states, one of the power positions (governorship, Senate, or House) is held by a different party from the other two.

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Thirty-Six and Counting: More States Legalize Marijuana Despite Federal Prohibition

Yesterday, voters in two more states legalized marijuana for the first time, bringing the total number of states defying federal cannabis prohibition to 36.

Last month, Virginia became the 34th state with legal marijuana when its first dispensary opened. Virginia’s medical marijuana program slowly evolved with incremental regulatory change. Over time, the state broadened the definition of products cannabis patients can obtain and possess. According to Marijuana Moment, “Organizations like NORML and the Marijuana Policy Project now consider the state to be the 34th in the U.S. to meet its definition for having an effective medical marijuana system.”

Today, Mississippi and South Dakota became the 35th and 36th states to legalize marijuana.

South Dakota

South Dakota voters overwhelmingly approved Measure 26 legalizing medical marijuana by a 69.2-38.8 margin. The ballot measure establishes a medical marijuana program for patients with qualifying conditions. Patients will be able to possess up to three ounces of marijuana and can grow up to three plants. The measure also establishes a licensing program for commercial production of medical marijuana and sales through licensed dispensaries.

Voters also approved Amendment A 53.4-46.6 to legalize marijuana for adult use. The measure amends the state constitution to “legalize regulate and tax marijuana, and to require the legislature to pass laws regarding hemp as well as laws ensuring access to marijuana for medical use.”

South Dakota is the first state to legalize medical and recreational marijuana at the same time.

Mississippi

Mississippi had a choice between two competing ballot measures. Voters approved Initiative 65 by a 68-32 margin.  A citizen initiative led by Mississippians for Compassionate Care put the measure on the ballot. Activists turned in more than 214,000 signatures. The measure allows patients suffering from 22 qualifying conditions to access medical marijuana with the recommendation of a physician. Patients will be allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis per 14-day period.

Initiative 65 was in competition with Alternative 65A put the constitutional amendment on the ballot with the passage of HC39. It had far less detail and has more restrictions than the citizen initiative. The legislature’s passage of a competing ballot initiative was widely seen as an attempt to prevent the legalization of medical marijuana in Mississippi. According to Forbes, Gov. Phil Bryant (R) voiced opposition and suggested that the legislature propose an alternative.

OTHER STATES

Three other states expanded marijuana legalization through ballot measures.

Arizona

Arizona voters passed Prop. 207 to legalize cannabis for adult use by a 59.8-40.2 margin. The new law allows limited marijuana possession, use, and cultivation by adults 21 or older. It also sets up a tax and regulatory structure for the cultivation and sale of cannabis. The ballot measure includes a provision to allow the expungement of marijuana offenses.

Arizona voters legalized medical marijuana in 2010.

Montana 

Montana voters approved Ballot issue I-190 by a 56.6-43.4 margin. The statutory measure legalizes the possession and use of limited amounts of marijuana by people 21 and older. It also establishes a licensing, taxation and regulatory scheme for cannabis sales and cultivation. I-190 includes a process for resentencing and records expungement for past marijuana offenses.

Voters also approved a separate measure, CI-118, by a 57.7- 42.3 vote. The initiative amends the state constitution to allow the legislature or a citizen initiative to establish the legal age of purchasing, consuming, or possessing marijuana. In effect, it will set the legal age for recreational marijuana at 21.

Montana legalized medical marijuana in 2004 through a ballot initiative.

New Jersey

New Jersey voters said “yes” to  Public Question No. 1 by a 66.9-33.1 margin. The ballot measure legalizes the possession, use and cultivation of marijuana by persons 21 and older, along with the manufacture and retail sales of cannabis products. The Cannabis Regulatory Commission that currently oversees the state’s medical-marijuana program will manage the regulatory scheme.

Public Question 1 was passed and place on the ballot by the New Jersey legislature.

New Jersey legalized medical marijuana in 2010. The program languished under Gov. Chris Christie, a staunch opponent of cannabis. When Gov. Phil Murphy took office, he loosened requirements and expanded the number of qualifying medical conditions. The New Jersey legislature expanded the program further in 2019.

NEXT UP?

New Hampshire took a small step toward legalizing recreational marijuana during the 2020 legislative session. The House considered HB1663, a bill that would have legalized cannabis and created a regulatory scheme. The House  Criminal Justice and Public Safety didn’t approve the measure, but it voted 7-4 to form an interim study committee to produce a report on future legislation. This could create a foundation for the legalization of marijuana in a future legislative session.

Meanwhile, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) recently said legalizing marijuana represents a key way the state can recover economically from the coronavirus pandemic. During a virtual event, Cuomo said that the state will soon legalize marijuana for adult use.

“Soon, because now we need the money,” he said, according to a recording that was obtained by USA Today Network. “I’ve tried to get it done the last couple years. There are a lot of reasons to get it done, but one of the benefits is it also brings in revenue, and all states—but especially this state—we need revenue and we’re going to be searching the cupboards for revenue. And I think that is going to put marijuana over the top.”

Legislative efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Tennessee continue. Two bills (SB2441/HB2741) were introduced in February 2020 and will be taken up again later this year.

EFFECT ON FEDERAL PROHIBITION

State efforts to legalize cannabis continue despite federal prohibition.

Under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) passed in 1970, the federal government maintains the complete prohibition of marijuana. Of course, the federal government lacks any constitutional authority to ban or regulate cannabis within the borders of a state, despite the opinion of the politically connected lawyers on the Supreme Court. If you doubt this, ask yourself why it took a constitutional amendment to institute federal alcohol prohibition.

The legalization of marijuana for medical or recreational use removes a layer of laws prohibiting the possession and use of marijuana. This is significant because FBI statistics show that law enforcement makes approximately 99 of 100 marijuana arrests under state, not federal law. By legalizing cannabis, these states can essentially sweep away at least some of the basis for 99 percent of marijuana arrests.

Furthermore, figures indicate it would take 40 percent of the DEA’s yearly-budget just to investigate and raid all of the dispensaries in Los Angeles – a single city in a single state. That doesn’t include the cost of prosecution. The lesson? The feds lack the resources to enforce marijuana prohibition without state assistance.

A GROWING MOVEMENT

These five states join a growing number of states simply ignoring and defying federal prohibition – nullifying it in practice.

Washington, Colorado, Oregon and Alaska were the first states to legalize recreational cannabis, and California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts joined them after ballot initiatives in favor of legalization passed in November 2016. Michigan followed suit when voters legalized cannabis for general use in 2018. Vermont became the first state to legalize marijuana through a legislative act in 2018. Illinois followed suit in 2019.

With 36 states allowing cannabis for medical use, the feds find themselves in a position where they simply can’t enforce prohibition anymore.

“The lesson here is pretty straightforward. When enough people say, ‘No!’ to the federal government, and enough states pass laws backing those people up, there’s not much the feds can do to shove their so-called laws, regulations or mandates down our throats,” Tenth Amendment Center founder and executive director Michael Boldin said.

 

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Vandal burns Montana family’s Trump flags on their lawn, with their 4 kids sleeping inside just feet away

A family in Montana says that a man nearly set their home on fire with their four children sleeping inside when he burned their Trump 2020 flags.

Julia O’Rourke and Robert O’Rourke told MTN News that they had hung up the two large Trump 2020 flags on the same night they were vandalized.

“It’s insane!” said Julia while surrounded by her four young children.

“It could burn our house down!” said one of her children.

The family says they awoke the next day to find ashes in a mound outside their home on the grass. When they checked their surveillance video, they saw the recording of a man ripping down their flags and lighting them on fire.

“It was only about 20 feet from our front porch,” said Julia. “None of us knew! We woke up to a charred pile of flag in our yard, and had no idea.”

The video showed a man staggering away after lighting the flags on fire.

“I felt violated,” said Julia. “I felt that my kids and my life and my husbands life were in danger. It could have easily burned my house down. There was a fire burn and as close as it was to the house, it was very eerie.”

Police cited a man identified as Eric Herrera with misdemeanor criminal mischief over the incident.

“Our house was built in 1907, it’s old. It’s never been redone, it could have went up so fast, and we never would have known,” Julia added.

The Montana Republican Party took notice of the story and posted it to their official social media account.

“This Montana family had their #Trump2020 flags burned in their yard as their children slept,” they tweeted.

“The liberal mob isn’t just in cities across the country, it’s right here in Montana and it’s threatening the safety of freedom-loving Montanans,” they concluded.

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Vandal burns Montana family’s Trump flags on their lawn, with their 4 kids sleeping inside just feet away

A family in Montana says that a man nearly set their home on fire with their four children sleeping inside when he burned their Trump 2020 flags.

Julia O’Rourke and Robert O’Rourke told MTN News that they had hung up the two large Trump 2020 flags on the same night they were vandalized.

“It’s insane!” said Julia while surrounded by her four young children.

“It could burn our house down!” said one of her children.

The family says they awoke the next day to find ashes in a mound outside their home on the grass. When they checked their surveillance video, they saw the recording of a man ripping down their flags and lighting them on fire.

“It was only about 20 feet from our front porch,” said Julia. “None of us knew! We woke up to a charred pile of flag in our yard, and had no idea.”

The video showed a man staggering away after lighting the flags on fire.

“I felt violated,” said Julia. “I felt that my kids and my life and my husbands life were in danger. It could have easily burned my house down. There was a fire burn and as close as it was to the house, it was very eerie.”

Police cited a man identified as Eric Herrera with misdemeanor criminal mischief over the incident.

“Our house was built in 1907, it’s old. It’s never been redone, it could have went up so fast, and we never would have known,” Julia added.

The Montana Republican Party took notice of the story and posted it to their official social media account.

“This Montana family had their #Trump2020 flags burned in their yard as their children slept,” they tweeted.

“The liberal mob isn’t just in cities across the country, it’s right here in Montana and it’s threatening the safety of freedom-loving Montanans,” they concluded.

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Yellowstone Records 11 Earthquakes in 24 Hours

On Friday, Yellowstone National Park recorded 11 earthquakes in 24 hours near the Supervolcano. The area has been hit by an additional 34 quakes in the past month.

According to Idaho Statesman, West Yellowstone in Montana reported the quakes, the strongest of which measured a magnitude of 3.1.  Swarms of earthquakes are regular occurrences in Yellowstone, and the scientists and powers-that-shouldn’t-be are saying the caldera is not in danger of erupting anytime soon.  Aren’t these the same scientists (paid by the government) who told us that COVID-19 was going to kill us all if we didn’t obey their orders and enslave ourselves in our homes? Just a random thought on their opinions.

The earthquakes do tend to occur in clusters. The largest occurred in 1985 when more than 3,000 earthquakes were recorded in three months on the northwest side of the park, according to Science Alert. The Yellowstone supervolcano measures about 34 by 45 miles (54 by 72 kilometers), and is as little as three miles (4.8 kilometers) below the surface.

Notice how the media is deliberately trying to make those who may want to prepare for an event like a Yellowstone eruption out to be nutjobs:

Scientists don’t think Yellowstone’s supervolcano would be erupting soon (at least not in the next thousand years). Despite it being the subject of many apocalypse fantasies, the odds of it erupting within a given year are one in 730,000, according to the US Geological Survey. It last erupted 174,000 years ago. -Science Alert

However, if the supervolcano was to erupt, it would do so with the force of 1,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs.  It would cause massive destruction in the United States, along with other devastating natural phenomenons, including acid rain. Federal Emergency Management Aency (FEMA) has been preparing for an earthquake for quite some time.

FEMA Preps For the Big One: “Involves A Magnitude 9.0 Earthquake Along Cascadia Subduction Zone”

Remember how they ruling class “prepared” for the coronavirus with Event 201? Keep your eyes and ears open. Things such as this often end up coming to fruition. The elites and ruling class often show us exactly what they are going to do.

What Would Happen To The World If The Yellowstone Super Volcano Erupted Right Now?

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