Idaho State Senator Chuck Winder, Prohibitionist Pharisee

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

February 21, 2013

Idaho?s Republican leadership is often at odds with the federal government. So it would seem out of character for Republicans in the state legislature to be petitioning the Feds for more intervention in state affairs.

Yet that is precisely what the State Affairs Committee did on February 20 by enacting two resolutions urging the federal government to expand its efforts to enforce anti-marijuana laws along borders with states have relaxed their own marijuana statutes.

State Senator Chuck Winder of Boise, who sponsored the resolutions, describes them as a ?statement that we, as a legislature, at this time, do not support the legalization of marijuana because of the impact we?ve seen in other states around us.?

Like his fellow Pharisees of previous eras, Winder believes the course of righteousness is defined by making rules that will supposedly perfect other people through the application of force. He is more scandalized by the foolishness of people who use forbidden substances than by the innate violence and corruption involved in unconstitutional efforts to enforce prohibition. By encouraging further federal intervention in Idaho, Winder is abetting officially sanctioned criminal violence ? but should we expect anything else from a Pharisee?

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free. 

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