by J. D. Heyes, Natural News:
If you think civics class and studying the Constitution wasn’t important in junior high, you missed out on some really good life training. Civics, you might remember, is “the study of the theoretical and practical aspects of citizenship, its rights and duties; the duties of citizens to each other as members of a political body and to the government.” It is also “the study of civil law and civil code, and the study of government with attention to the role of citizens – as opposed to external factors – in the operation and oversight of government.”
Enter hemp. Yes, hemp.
An education in civics would permit you to understand why, for instance, our founders established a form of government that enumerated only a few specific powers to the federal government, leaving all others “to the states respectively, or to the people” (from the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution). Those of you who have taken civics clearly understand our framers’ original intent regarding state and federal power, and as a result will also very clearly see the point of this story – that the question of growing hemp (or not) is an issue for citizens of each state to decide, not some bureaucrat in Washington, D.C.