If you've listened to NPR lately, you know what I mean.
It seems the whole problem with America is what I will call selective prosecution. If you're the defeated GOP VP nominee, your boyfriend's mom will probably get a slap on the wrist for her oxycontin moment-- much like GOP mouthpiece Rush Limbaugh did. Well, hey, the American Dairy Association got a law put on the books some time ago making margarine illegal; and they don't prosecute for that.
But you puff on joint or snort some white powder (both substances grow wild in a lot of places) and you better believe they'll prosecute for that. And you better not look at a female under 18 or they will find something to hang on you for that... bigtime.
Heck, back in the Roaring 20's they had driveby shootings (on the running boards of Deusenberg's with Tommy Guns) and the drug of "choice" was bootleg corn squeazin's. Mark Twain said "history doesn't repeat, but it often rhymes".
To understand laws you gotta replace the word with rules-- then it's self-explanatory. The rules are made by the rulers so they can rule those of us who are being ruled.
But isn't that what our ancestors sailed across the ocean to get away from?
I've been reading about the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror lately; and I was surprised to find out that the guillotine was "made available to the poor people" so they could be executed "humanely" and quickly-- like the rich-- instead of tortured on the wheel before being hung. Shades of IV lethal drug executions in Bush's back yard and elsewhere.