MFP Commentary:

The author forgets to mention Shaeffer Cox and a good case study on why the FBI needs to be abolished.
Links to other stories we have linked to concerning the FBI:
America’s Gestapo: The FBI’s Reign of Terror
An Open Letter to the FBI on the murder of LaVoy Finicum
FBI murders woman with a baby in her arms…… Ruby Ridge: The Age of State Terrorism Begins
BREAKING: Was the Las Vegas massacre an FBI terror plot that accidentally went live?
Draining The Next Swamp – The FBI
BUSTED: Parents Catch FBI in Plot to Force Mentally Ill Son to Be a Right Wing Terrorist


And if your stomach  can take it this story that was verified by a personal acquaintance, the late Officer Jack McLamb:
The Uncensored  Gordon Kahl Story


The People Who Really Deserve a Trump Pardon

“…..Lost in all of the clamor about Trump’s pardoning Johnson is the fact that there are other people who really deserve a Trump pardon — thousands of them. Almost half of those in federal prison are incarcerated because of drug charges. The president has the power, today, to pardon every American in a federal prison for committing a drug crime.

Why in the world should he do that?

There are two simple reasons why he should: (1) the war on drugs is a blatantly unconstitutional activity of the federal government; and (2) the war on drugs imprisons people for committing a victimless crime.

First, the Constitution.

In Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution, there are eighteen specific powers granted to Congress. We call these the enumerated powers. Everything else is reserved to the states.

Nowhere does the Constitution authorize the federal government to regulate or prohibit the manufacture, sale, use, or trafficking of any drug.

Nowhere does the Constitution authorize the federal government to concern itself with the nature of any substance that Americans want to eat, drink, smoke, inject, absorb, snort, sniff, inhale, swallow, or otherwise ingest into their bodies.

Nowhere does the Constitution authorize the federal government to be concerned with the medical or recreational activities of any American.

Nowhere does the Constitution authorize the federal government to have a Narcotic Control Act, a Controlled Substances Act, a Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act, or a Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act.

Nowhere does the Constitution authorize the federal government to have a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an Office of National Drug Control Policy, or a Drug Enforcement Administration.

Nowhere does the Constitution authorize the federal government to have a National Drug Control Strategy, a National Survey on Drug Use and Health, or a Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program.

When the federal government sought to limit the use of alcoholic beverages after World War I, it realized that it could do so only by amending the Constitution. That is why the 18th Amendment to the Constitution was adopted in 1919. If a constitutional amendment was needed to prohibit the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors,” then it should also be necessary if the federal government is to prohibit the unauthorized manufacture, sale, or transportation of drugs.

Second, victimless crimes.

Every crime should have a tangible and identifiable victim with real harm and measurable damages.

Rape, assault, child abuse, battery, kidnapping, manslaughter, and murder are real crimes. They actually harm people.

Burglary, robbery, theft, arson, looting, shoplifting, and embezzlement are real crimes. They actually harm property.

Possessing, using, growing, manufacturing, buying, selling, and trafficking in “illegal” drugs may be vices, but they are victimless crimes. They harm no one’s person or property as long as they are done in a peaceful manner by consenting adults who respect the property rights of others.

And as so eloquently explained by the nineteenth-century classical liberal political philosopher Lysander Spooner in his work Vices Are Not Crimes (1875),

Vices are those acts by which a man harms himself or his property.

Crimes are those acts by which one man harms the person or property of another…..”  Read More