CAS- Nope. It will be as I stated in an earlier post (which apparently didn't make it in the RIU database restore)
It is called 'thinning the herd' prior to the final cattle drive. They do not have the resources to raid and attack *every* location at the same time, so they pick and choose targets much like wolves nipping at the heels of the slow calves. First they claimed they were enforcing the Federal 1000'ft Drug Free zone law. Liquor stores and pharmacies are all within those limits, but only they can sell death, it is both federally regulated and approved.
As I also stated, IF the initiatives pass, the Feds will strike back hard to make an example of either or both states. How? They immeidately cutoff federal funding to infrastructure, schools, work programs and anything else they can think of. Sounds like a perfect reason to seceed from the union! Even then they would usurp and sabotage anything positive that could come out of such a move.
The Declaration of Independence states:
Historian Pauline Maier argues that this sentence “asserted one right, the right of revolution, which was, after all, the right Americans were exercising in 1776.” The chosen language was Thomas Jefferson’s way of incorporating ideas “explained at greater length by a long list of seventeenth-century writers that included such prominent figures as John Milton, Algernon Sidney, and John Locke, as well as a host of others, English and Scottish, familiar and obscure, who continued and, in some measure, developed that ‘Whig’ tradition in the eighteenth century.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness
This right to revolution in the Declaration was immediately followed with the observation that long practiced injustice is tolerated until serious, sustained assaults to the rights of the entire people accumulated to oppress them, then they could defend themselves. This justification had antecedents in the Two Treatises, 1690, Fairfax Resolves, 1774, Summary Views, 1774, Virginia Constitution, 1776, and Common Sense, 1776.
Gordon S. Wood quotes John Adams, “Only ‘repeated, multiplied oppressions’ placing it beyond all doubt ‘that their rulers had formed settled plans to deprive them of their liberties,’ could warrant the concerted resistance of the people against their government.”
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; ... mankind are more disposed to suffer, ... than to right themselves by abolishing the forms ... accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing ... a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. —