California RLC Recommends Yes on Prop 19

From: David J.
Sent on: Monday, July 19, 2010 12:20 PM
RLCCA Resolution Recommending YES on Proposition 19
(Legalize Marijuana)

Whereas controlling the sale and possession of marijuana is not a
Constitutionally enumerated power of the federal government, but is
instead a power reserved to the states; and

Whereas states that prohibit the sale of marijuana do infringe on
personal freedom, and any efforts to enforce such prohibition erode civil
liberties and waste taxpayer dollars; and

Whereas prohibition also concedes a monopoly to organized crime; and

Whereas taxation and regulation constitute an infringement on property
rights and other vital liberties; and

Whereas Proposition 19 would legalize limited personal cultivation and
possession of marijuana and empower local governments to legalize
commercial production and limited retail sales; and

Whereas Proposition 19 does not directly impose any new taxes or
regulations, but rather leaves those questions to local governments,
subject to the taxpayer protections in Article 13C of the California
Constitution; and

Whereas Proposition 19 is the only measure available this election that
takes a positive step towards complete legalization;

Therefore be it Resolved that the Republican Liberty Caucus of California
recommends voting YES on Proposition 19; and

Furthermore be it Resolved that the RLCCA rejects the implication of
portions of Proposition 19 that special taxation and regulation of
marijuana is appropriate, and once Proposition 19 is passed by the voters
in November, the RLCCA urges local governments to fully allow the
production of marijuana and its sale to adults without imposing special
taxes or other limitations.


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