Politician Info
B- Hank Dunlap (R - FL)

Candidate in race for U.S. House District 12 on Tuesday, August 20, 2024

Position on Marijuana Legalization

"The burden is on the government to show that a restriction of a liberty is either the will of the people or justified in order to protect the rights of others. I don't believe the government has shown either to be true but yet marijuana is still federally illegal. This is indicative of something far greater in our system that is broken. The involvement of the federal government is never the best option for any solution and its existence and power is a necessary evil for carrying out constitutional obligations. Yet, we have a federal government that is ingrained into every fiber of our existence, and we are printing money to fund it. If we stop feeding the beast that is destroying us, we might stand a chance of defeating it." (Candidate Survey Response)

"The majority of drug related convictions are based on the enforcement of paternal laws which I am usually against. The "War on Drugs" was a mistake and a failure due to immoral standing, bad leadership, and little to no conviction of it being a worthy cause. The federal government needs to withdraw, admit their defeat, and attempt to make right the damage they did to citizens when they decided to make them criminals just for exercising their God-given freedom." (Candidate Survey Response)

"The constitutionality of the prohibition is a house of cards with cases such as Wickard v. Filburn and Gonzales v. Raich at their foundation. While Wickard v. Filburn has caused a wide spectrum of unconstitutional consequences that will not soon be undone, there has been some positive movement lately when Justice Thomas suggested that Gonzales should be revisited. My position is best defined by Justice Thomas' dissenting opinion in Gonzales v. Raich, 'If the majority is to be taken seriously, the Federal Government may now regulate quilting bees, clothes drives, and potluck suppers throughout the 50 States. This makes a mockery of Madison's assurance to the people of New York that the 'powers delegated" to the Federal Government are 'few and defined', while those of the States are 'numerous and indefinite.'" (Candiate Survery Response)


Position on Marijuana Decriminalization

In response to a candidate survey on cannabis policy, Dunlap stated, cannabis "needs to be removed from the list of Schedule I drugs by the DEA." (Candidate Survey Response)

Contact Hank Dunlap

Email: Hankcongress2024@gmail.com

Web: https://www.hankcongress2024.com/



4112 Marine Parkway

New Port Richey, FL 34652

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