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To: The_Reader_David

Given his nastiness about the wacky weed, why care about it!


17 posted on 03/24/2010 3:11:12 PM PDT by 185JHP ( "The thing thou purposest shall come to pass: And over all thy ways the light shall shine.")
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To: 185JHP

So you want to discard the father of the modern conservative movement because you disagree with his stance on marijuana legalization?

That last great statist public-health push, Prohibition, fruit of the same “Progressive” movement that gave us the income tax, direct election of senators, the League of Nations, and the subsequent follow-ons like the UN, the New Deal and Obamacare, worked so well that we have to keep a vestige of it for those psycho-active substances that weren’t popular in Europe at the time of the American Founding, eh?

(That is the only bright line I can find that separates alcohol, tobacco and caffeine from marijuana, opium, cocaine and sundry hallucinogens, not potential harm to the user, not potential harm to those around the user: if it screws with your brain chemistry and was in common use in Europe in 1776, it’s legal, if it wasn’t it’s illegal, or will be as soon as some legislature realized it screws with your brain chemistry.)


19 posted on 03/24/2010 5:34:22 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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