Skip to comments.Dr. Ron Paul says legalize marijuana on Larry King Live March 13, 2009
Posted on 03/14/2009 2:20:58 PM PDT by Painesright
Video of Ron Paul debating Stephen Baldwin about the legalization of marijuana on Larry King Live March 13, 2009.
He’s a Lib. What do you expect?
I would smoke weed all the time if it didn’t make me fat. Or more accurately, make me want to pig out which makes me fat. One time I got high during IRON CHEF and pretty much ate everything in my kitchen. Actually it was my parent’s kitchen at the time. They were mad.
Naughty vegetables = totalitarian garden. Brings out the worst in "conservatives".
Did they send back down to your basement?
Another dumb idea from the Schizophrenic.
Do you mean Libertarian? Gotta be careful with Paul, you know. I tend to think drug legalization is a rather silly thing to fight for (why hurt yourself?), but I think I’d gladly accept it as part of a platform that got the government off our backs in many other ways.
Even a broken clock is right twice a day. He’s right about MJ. Don’t use the stuff, don’t advocate others use the stuff, penalize folks if using dope causes accidents, etc. Otherwise, we should own our own bodies.
“By a free country, I mean a country where people are allowed, so long as they do not hurt their neighbors,
to do as they like. I do not mean a country where six men may make five men do exactly as they like.”
- Robert Cecil
Fine, legalize it and establish laws similar to DUI (DUH?). Just don’t take a dime from my pocket to pay for any health issues the tokers may suffer later.
Lib = Liberal = Libertarian.
Some folks are looking for easy answers to a situation
that has to be fought. Living arond 16 miles north from the war zone of Tijuana where the killings, beheadings, etc. go on, Drug Cartels are just part of the situation.
The corruption in the Gov., Police, Army, etc. in Mexico
has to be delt with.
Dave’s not here.
Yeah. And to Hell with all that morality stuff, right?
“We have no government armed with the power capable of contending with human passions which are unbridled by morality and true religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
— John Adams
Paul was right on the mark when discussing drunk vs. stoned driving. My own personal experience, having done both, is that when drunk the drive is reckless, high speed and likely prone to involve some kind of 'Road Rage' incident. When stoned the only problem I've seen is the possibility of getting a ticket for going too slow.
I've also yet to witness any violence among those who are smoking but I've seen plenty between drunk people.
Pot is just a Red Herring and a means of expansion of Gov’t control and capture by Agencies of enormous resources.
My opinion, decriminalize it. Don’t let the government get into any aspect of it.
Yep. If a citizen is productive, shows up for work on time & puts in a good day’s worth - and doesn’t cause harm to anyone else - I don’t really care what they do on their own time.
As far as not wanting to pay for their health issues - that’s a slippery slope. We all do things that could injure us, I don’t think we ought to be policing people’s private lives like that.
Pro-2nd Amendment, pro-US sovereignty, pro-life makes Paul a lib?
Their power decreased drastically.
They went into other criminal activity.
Yeah, the same penny-ante crime they did before prohibition.
Another dumb idea from the Schizophrenic.
The late William Buckley and former NM Governor Gary Johnson are also schizos too, because they supported legalizing marijuana.
Social liberals are the worst kind.
BS. Most libertarians and Dr. Paul are more conservative than 90% of the Stupid Party.
He’s right on issues of abortion.
But that’s it.
Boy, that’s right at the top of priority’s
Here's 2 easy answers to stopping marijuana: Either secure the borders and let Mexico sit in their own stew, or let states regulate it like alcohol. Why the gov't won't do this is simple. The prison/law enforcement complex needs to be fed.
Do you think alcohol should be illegal?
I have few beefs with Reagan.. The fact he expanded the war on drugs is one of my beefs. The war on drugs has taken away more rights from and given more power to federal government..
I sure wish most employers held your opinion. What I might do this weekend should not effect my job performance on Monday, much less 4 Mondays from now.
You said — “I would smoke weed all the time if it didnt make me fat. Or more accurately, make me want to pig out which makes me fat.”
Well I wouldn’t smoke it under any conditions. It also has to do with breathing in smoking embers from something that has been burning. It never seemed too healthy to me...
“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food:” Genesis 1:29
I'd rather deal with social liberals than nanny-statist bible-thumpers found in the Stupid Party. BTW, there are just as many pro-life Christian libertarians as there are pro-abortion immoral hypocrites in the GOP.
What happened to the mob when prohibition was overturned? They went into other criminal activity.
I love the mob ,, they sell gasoline without paying fed gas taxes all over NY/PA/MA/NJ depriving “O” of cash , they smuggle cigs depriving “O” of cash ,, lets re-legalize pot and let the mob expand on their pro-American anti-tax pursuits.
Yeah, let's forget about Paul's brilliant economic and free market ideas.
It's the other hard drugs like Cocaine, Heroine and Meth that are next in line.
When it was illegal, what did the gubmint want?
To legalize it and TAX it.
Same with pot. Libertarians (who are supposed to be for SMALL government) want to legalize it and TAX it.
(See California, for instance)
Why? Why are Libs (Libertarians) for higher taxes - which leads to BIGGER goverment?
.....there are just as many pro-life Christian libertarians .......
BS. Name me one.
I agree. The drug war is a failure.
pssssst... pass me one of those brownies please.
Good idea. Why waste time keeping it illegal. You can get it easier than a coke and a burger anyway.
You are very misinformed. A Libertarian has no desire to exert control over your person or your property. They will fight for your 2nd Amendment rights. They will not tax your eye teeth or take your property for the "common good".
While they are weak on foreign policy relative to exerting military power outside of the confines of our border, they will protect the country AT the border. Some of us, the traditionalists, just think that in today's world that waiting for the bad guys at the border is a touch late.
So going back to Prohobition would shrink the federal goverment?
I think you got it. The stupid party. They remind me of Elmer Fudd trying to catch Bugs. The Republicans are LOST.
If being stoned makes you drive slower wouldn't your reflexes also be slower?
B.S. Impaired is impaired, no matter what you're impaired on.
Driving too slow causes more accidents than anything else, because it causes everyone to take chances passing the idiot driving 20 miles an hour in a 60, whether they are sober or drunk.
Then there are the pot heads that day dream through red lights and stop signs, run over children playing in the streets, rear enders because their reactions are too slow.
Pot is every bit as bad as booze.
Pot is also just as bad as smoking, it contains all the same harmful toxins as tobacco except nicotine.
Pot smoking is VERY harmfull to the children with still developing minds that smoke it, which is when most people are introduced to pot, around 12-13 years old.
Pot smokers who think legalized pot would be wonderful, and eliminate their legal problems are terribly mistaken. This shows what pot smoking does to the mind. Pot smokers can't think rationally.
Growing pt would still be illegal. Selling pot would still be illegal. Smuggling pot would still be illegal.
Pot would simply become government controlled, like booze. All smuggling, growing(distilling) selling without a license (and proper taxation) would still be illegal.
All legalizing pot would accomplish is government control over it's quality, and taxation.
Legalizing pot will just turn even more kids into useless, unproductive, lazy dopes, a condition that seems to last throughout a pot heads lifetime. (along with their t-shits with MJ leaves printed on them)
I thought they just supported it being regulated by the states.
Get the fed out of our lives that much more.
Well said. I wish more “conservatives” could just let other people alone, as long as others did the same to them.
Get rid of the welfare state, and then folks will have to deal with consequences for themselves.