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Ron Paul: Racism & the War on Drugs
CNN ^ | 12/20/2011 | CNN

Posted on 12/21/2011 6:31:32 PM PST by SteelTrap

Blacks are ~14% of the US population. Blacks are 56% of inmates convicted for drug violations, most are non-violent crimes.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: racism; ronpaul; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd
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When will the Republican Party figure out a lot of what this guy says resonates with the average Joe? Why don't they co-opt his most valuable messages and ignore the ones they don't support? Is supporting the stupid ass Drug War, like the War on Poverty, an issue today's Republican's think is a winning issue? Gimme a break! If they hate the Foreign Policy thing, ok fine. Adopt the good stuff and roll with it!

When I refer to the Republican Party and I say "they" I mean the decision makers who thought Dede Scozafava and Charlie Crist were better than Doug Hoffman and Marco Rubio.

FYI: no fan of Infowars, whose name is seen early on a chyron. Jesse Ventura is a dude I'd have a beer with though.

Speaking of beer: ZZ and a little Tush

1 posted on 12/21/2011 6:31:37 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: SteelTrap
The WOD is one big farce...Right up there with no-commercial cable TV. Remember when they tried to push that sh*t down everyone's throats? 30 years later, they got all the suckers to pay them to watch their sleazy commercials, after they've already been paid for.

Lots of people in government getting fat and paid well due to the WOD. It's an ugly farce. It does nothing but grow the size of government.

2 posted on 12/21/2011 6:39:38 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SteelTrap
Blacks are 56% of inmates convicted for drug violations

I'm reminded of the theme song of "Barretta": "Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time..."

3 posted on 12/21/2011 6:40:51 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: dragnet2

80% of the NBA is black..... RACISM!!

you are correct we should hand out kilo’s of heroin in 1st grade!! Cuz drugs are FUN!!! Here kids, coke lines for lunch!!


4 posted on 12/21/2011 6:41:04 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Good grief...


5 posted on 12/21/2011 6:43:36 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SteelTrap
Jesse Ventura is a dude I'd have a beer with though.

You would have a beer with a 9/11 Truther?

6 posted on 12/21/2011 6:45:10 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: GeronL

Obviously, you are not impacted, yet.

Then they came for the “fill in the blank”,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a “fill in the blank”.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.


7 posted on 12/21/2011 6:47:42 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: SteelTrap

Ya look at the courts nowadays, and many have more cash registers than the local Walmarts..

One massive big government scam.


8 posted on 12/21/2011 6:50:15 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: LdSentinal

A Navy Seal, WWF dude, Governor of a state, with stories to tell? Hells yeah I would. Since when are you a purist?


9 posted on 12/21/2011 6:51:05 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: SteelTrap

Go to the courthouse.
90% of everthing on the docket is about drugs.
90% of the perps are funded by my tax dollars in their businesses.
Their is no space on the docket to even think about stopping other crime.
I always think maybe I hear a Leit motif.


10 posted on 12/21/2011 6:54:04 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: GeronL

“you are correct we should hand out kilo’s of heroin in 1st grade!! Cuz drugs are FUN!!! Here kids, coke lines for lunch!!”

That is ridiculous to say. There is a difference between legalization and giving it away or giving it to kids. That argument is moot for booze so what makes it work for drugs, nothing. If heroine or meth were legal maybe we could “trim” some dead weight. Pot is only a “stepping stone” drug because the guys that deal it deal other things too. If drugs were sold in a liquor store ... like booze. There are too many people that think they know too much about drugs around here. The bottom line is everything you throw at it dollar wise (WOD) is a flat out waste. Nothing anyone says tonight will change that.


11 posted on 12/21/2011 6:54:20 PM PST by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: SteelTrap

I see Paul is continuing to blatantly pander to the race-obsessed left. The appropriateness of a law doesn’t depend on the skin tone of the chief lawbreakers. And besides, decriminalize all drugs (as I would happily do) and blacks would still be a majority of the prison population - that won’t change.


12 posted on 12/21/2011 6:56:34 PM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: SteelTrap

the ones leading the cause are also pro-open borders and would legalize kiddie porn with half the chance... liberaltarians are scum


13 posted on 12/21/2011 6:57:38 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: enduserindy

I really hope they don’t legalize drugs. I don’t want to become an addict.


14 posted on 12/21/2011 7:01:26 PM PST by umgud
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To: nkycincinnatikid

Its always about the bennies. My little courthouse here in TX is funded mainly by dope. Most small towns depend on dope for cash to make sure they have SWAT gear and fast cars. The picture they paint is Reefer Madness but the reality is a couple of college dude (with parents willing to fork over 2K) were just trying to get laid. If you don’t have parents with cash? Sucks to be you amigo.


15 posted on 12/21/2011 7:01:29 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: umgud

“I really hope they don’t legalize drugs. I don’t want to become an addict.”

That’s what I call the “slippery soap” argument.


16 posted on 12/21/2011 7:06:43 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: GeronL

Out of all of the things that could be brought up as a challenge, conflating open borders with kiddie porn is a bit odd. Why was this pairing first in your mind? Should we be concerned? Not about the open borders I mean - the other thing.


17 posted on 12/21/2011 7:06:50 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: eclecticEel
I see Paul is continuing to blatantly pander to the race-obsessed left.

Correct, because his stat is meaningless. Factoring for fatherless families, the incarceration rate for blacks and whites is identical.. Focus on the family and you solve the black prison rate.

18 posted on 12/21/2011 7:09:54 PM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: SteelTrap

as I said, movement led by the same people


19 posted on 12/21/2011 7:11:50 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SteelTrap

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Pbc8SQwV8&feature=fvwrel


20 posted on 12/21/2011 7:15:00 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: 11th Commandment

Somewhat correct. It is also why the white population in prison has been rising quickly over the last twenty years.

If you factor in welfare, you get the same rates of incarceration.


21 posted on 12/21/2011 7:16:59 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: GeronL

Not sure what you mean there GeronL. Are you saying that Ron Paul supporters = open borders = kiddie porn? If so, that is a pretty big leap in commingling you are taking.


22 posted on 12/21/2011 7:17:19 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: Tzar
The War on Murder failed too

Excuse me, the the government never declared war on murder, and if they did slick, it would do as much good as their war on drugs did.

Hello?

24 posted on 12/21/2011 7:20:52 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SteelTrap

liberaltarians. legalize everythingists.


25 posted on 12/21/2011 7:22:22 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: headsonpikes

I’m not of the opinion that anybody refrains from drugs due to their illegality. I also don’t think we’d be overwhelmed by new drug users should drugs be decrininalized. I also don’t think we can legalize all or most drugs enmasse, but I’m convinced the WOD has taken a horrible toll on us.


27 posted on 12/21/2011 7:22:46 PM PST by umgud
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To: SteelTrap; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; albertp; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; amchugh; ...



Libertarian ping! Click here to get added or here to be removed or post a message here!

28 posted on 12/21/2011 7:24:07 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Tzar; Morgana; little jeremiah

We liberaltarians also need to reeducate parents not to be prudish about kids too. Some evil parents don’t want their kids having sex, but we know it needs to start very early. We need to make them understand it is perfectly normal and okay to sleep nude with their nude kids “as long as both are comfortable with it” (meaning: as long as you have groomed and desensitized the kids well enough)


29 posted on 12/21/2011 7:27:45 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: umgud

I agree with you 100%; I was just funnin’. ;^)


31 posted on 12/21/2011 7:30:19 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: headsonpikes

Thanks, but I was being a bit satirical for the crowd.


32 posted on 12/21/2011 7:33:17 PM PST by umgud
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To: GeronL

GeronL that is uncalled for. 10 yards and loss of down for excessive douchiness.


33 posted on 12/21/2011 7:33:47 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: Tzar

Lay off the booze.


35 posted on 12/21/2011 7:35:58 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Tzar

I was going to respond to your post, but I’ve given up teasing retards for Christmas.

Compliments of the Season.


36 posted on 12/21/2011 7:36:09 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: SteelTrap

lol


37 posted on 12/21/2011 7:37:09 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

...all wrapped up into a nice stereotyped bundle with you as the arbiter of all that is sacred and righteous...


39 posted on 12/21/2011 7:38:38 PM PST by gargoyle (...Amendments 1 and 2, a well informed public and a well regulated militia...)
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To: Tzar

Hey Tzar - questions? Or just a drive by?


40 posted on 12/21/2011 7:39:12 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: SteelTrap

Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was NOT, nor was he ever, a Navy SEAL; though part of Underwater Demolition Team 12, he left the Navy 8 years before they were combined with the SEAL Teams, and SEAL status was not retroactive. The 2 NEC’s for each are different as well. Ventura, though on active duty during the Vietnam War, never saw any combat action.

Ventura’s claim to be a former member of SEAL Team 1 was exposed as a lie by former Navy SEAL Commander Bill Salisbury in his article published in the San Diego Reader. The link to the text of the original article is below.

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_Jesse_Ventura_a_Navy_Seal#ixzz1hENCnTUe


42 posted on 12/21/2011 7:46:38 PM PST by pabianice (")
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To: Tzar

Negatory good buddy. You mistake illegality with morals. Moral behavior would preclude the bs inherent in the choice of enforcement with current law. If laws were enforced uniformly, John Corzine would be in jail and a dude with a doobie would be laughing while watching it on TV. Instead, we have the opposite. And you apparently are on John Corzine’s side. WTF dude?


44 posted on 12/21/2011 7:50:33 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: pabianice

Ok thanks. I would still drink a beer with a dude who was not a Navy Seal but part of the Naval Underwater Demolition Team and a Governor and a wrestler. My bad. Thanks for helping.


46 posted on 12/21/2011 7:57:42 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: Tzar
This one:

Tzar said: Paul’s People are being silly enough here without introducing other topics. They got sick of watching Harold and Kumar and started reading Rand, apparently.

Did I misread your comment?

47 posted on 12/21/2011 8:01:41 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: SteelTrap; dragnet2; GeronL; Old Sarge
Since more people die from prescription drugs now than die from "illegal drugs", I suspect the Federal Gubernmint will soon be adding those to the list - for the "War On Drugs"(that they decide are bad).

Yup! Any minute now...Cuz drugs 'r' bad, Mmm kay?!


48 posted on 12/21/2011 8:01:47 PM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne

Take a look around your neighborhood: I bet the biggest house is owned by people who run nursing homes, source of all those good legal tax-payer funded drugs. Guess who pays their bills? Yep, you and me. *Unless you live next to banksters then the bet is off.


49 posted on 12/21/2011 8:10:06 PM PST by SteelTrap
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