Skip to comments.Texas Gov. Rick Perry defends states' right to legalize marijuana
Posted on 01/24/2014 12:29:15 AM PST by eastforker
AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry defended Colorado and Washington's legalization of marijuana on Thursday, saying it was an issue of state rights, while touting initiatives in Texas as national models for keeping minor drug offenders out of jail.
Perry's comments during the World Economic Forum in Switzerland echoed his past comments on drug policy, but they caused a bit of a stir because of how publicly the Republican endorsed lesser punishments for non-violent drug offenders.
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What next, an all-pot Super Bowl?
it is a states rights issue!
Which puts Liberals in a quandary.
They NEVER support ANY issue as an issue of State’s Rights. They don’t believe in the principal. Never have. Never will.
Except if it means more decadence. More moral decay...
It is not a simple state’s right issue as it ultimately affects the health, welfare, and safety of the entire country as it leads to national sloth, decay, and WEAKNESS. Anyone who doubts this should investigate the Chinese Opium wars which lead to the Chinese “century of humiliation”.
Yes,soon to be followed by legal “states’ rights” prostitution - but don”t worry it won”t lead to anything negative. I wonder why there were ever any sodomy laws to begin with or other laws against immoral things? I wonder what ever happened to sin? I guess we just voted all of those things away.
And apparently a lot of conservatives as well!
Marijuana is immoral?
Uttering the words “states rigts” to liberals is like showing the cross to Dracula. Was this a ploy by Perry to defuse the issue? Libs hate the idea that states have rights. To libs, big centralized, federal government should control everything and everybody.
As a Texan I’ve had plenty of problems with Perry over the years but not here. Cigs, alcohol, Mary Jane? State issue. We’ll decide how to handle it just fine ourselves. New Mexico or Oklahoma or South Dakota or Maine may do as they like and it’ll be just fine as well.
We are, as designed, a loose federation of independent states who hang together for international reasons. When Washington or Colorado elect to make pot legal I am totally okay with that since the will of the voter is taking its course. They can do as they will. I like that.
Keep reading :)
Rick is correct. I don’t always defend Rick Perry but he is correct.
Marijuana is no more “immoral” than wine, beer, or Robitussin.
The moral aspect comes in when you purposefully alter your state of mind with it.