States' rights and the war on drugs

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Laurence M Vance

"The principle of states' rights embodied in the Tenth Amendment is an important one when it comes to the drug war. The United States was set up as a federal system of government where the states, through the Constitution, granted a limited number of powers to a central government — not the other way around." [editor's note: Actually, the Constitution claims to be a grant of powers to the federal government by "the people," not "the states;" in actuality it, of course, it was just a grant of powers by the pre-revolutionary planter and merchant aristocracies to themselves – TLK] (03/01/17)

http://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/states-rights-war-drugs/