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In Washington state, Paul decries 'war on drugs'
Associated Press ^ | Feb. 16, 2012 | JONATHAN J. COOPER

Posted on 02/16/2012 8:13:26 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is decrying the "war on drugs" in a speech to supporters in Washington state.

The Texas congressman told more than 1,000 people at a rally Thursday night in Vancouver, Wash., that Americans should be able to make their own decisions on such matters.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: drugs; libertarian; paul; ronpaul; wod; wodlist; wosd

1 posted on 02/16/2012 8:13:31 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good way to get the college vote, especially in a lib state like Washington.


2 posted on 02/16/2012 8:15:56 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

365 x 30 days late and billion of dollars short.

Go back to sleep, Rip Van Winkle.


3 posted on 02/16/2012 8:18:19 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He might do well in this caucus state...which does not limit participants by party.

He appears to have money and considerable organization.

He might last until the convention.

4 posted on 02/16/2012 8:21:27 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Cicero

One must plat to one’s base. :)


5 posted on 02/16/2012 8:22:01 PM PST by berdie
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To: berdie

plat=play


6 posted on 02/16/2012 8:23:07 PM PST by berdie
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To: berdie

plat=play


7 posted on 02/16/2012 8:23:12 PM PST by berdie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now we know why he’s a nutcase. Buying bad drugs. Need FDA to test those drugs.


8 posted on 02/16/2012 8:25:59 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I sure hope that dope-pushing crackpot runs 3rd party. He can pull from the Obama constituents of dope dopes, Occupy parasites, traitor supporters, code pinkos and other anti-defense types, and miscellaneous whackos.
9 posted on 02/16/2012 8:31:44 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I sure hope that dope-pushing crackpot runs 3rd party. He can pull from the Obama constituents of dope dopes, Occupy parasites, traitor supporters, code pinkos and other anti-defense types, and miscellaneous whackos.
10 posted on 02/16/2012 8:31:44 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I sure hope that dope-pushing crackpot runs 3rd party. He can pull from the Obama constituents of dope dopes, Occupy parasites, traitor supporters, code pinkos and other anti-defense types, and miscellaneous whackos.
11 posted on 02/16/2012 8:31:44 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight

that’s a good point.
He he isn’t exactly Ross Perot is he?

Everyone I know that is a Paulite would be a lefty without him.


12 posted on 02/16/2012 8:40:20 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: Free ThinkerNY

here we go again.

back to the nutroots


13 posted on 02/16/2012 8:40:20 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Want to end the war on drugs? Control the border so the drugs and illegals can’t come in and that will solve the problem.


14 posted on 02/16/2012 8:45:43 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Scotswife
Everyone I know that is a Paulite would be a lefty without him.

Allow me to introduce myself.

Having said that, I will be voting for the Republican nominee in the general or not voting at all, depending upon the nominee. Can't say what I will do in the primary, but this is a tiny corrupt State that has a late primary, so it doesn't matter anyway.

Regards,

15 posted on 02/16/2012 8:52:28 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: ari-freedom

That’ll just raise the cost of illegal drugs, making the trade more profitable. It’ll also increase the level of violence and risk in the game.


16 posted on 02/16/2012 9:28:10 PM PST by the anti-liberal
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To: Free ThinkerNY

(The Texas congressman told more than 1,000 people at a rally Thursday night in Vancouver, Wash., that Americans should be able to make their own decisions on such matters)

So according to Paul some loser should have the right to decide to use drugs get behind the wheel of a vehicle and kill my grand daughter in an “accident” Or maybe do a little crack before he performs granddads heart surgery.. Paul can KMA.....


17 posted on 02/16/2012 9:45:22 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Did Whitney Houston have an opinion Paul's comments?
18 posted on 02/16/2012 10:17:00 PM PST by bramps (Cama, Cama, Cama Chameleon.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Big surprise, there are more than 1,000 potheads living within walking distance of where he gave his speach. Poor turnout at best and keep in mind potheads generally don’t vote anyway.


19 posted on 02/16/2012 11:13:25 PM PST by trailboss800
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The war on drugs and the war on poverty are 2 examples of democrat wars....both are useless and suck up lots of money. Both are losers.....


20 posted on 02/17/2012 1:13:41 AM PST by goat granny
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To: SECURE AMERICA
You're right on the driving. Thank God no one who drinks, has diabetes,or even has a bad day ever drives. No cell phones or radio either.

And thank God no doctors ever drink or self medicate on the job.

21 posted on 02/17/2012 9:40:24 AM PST by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: Linda Frances
Buying bad drugs. Need FDA to test those drugs.

We can't effectively regulate drugs, for purity or anything else, until we legalize them (think of all the poisonous hooch sold during Prohibition). Thanks for the pro-legalization argument!

22 posted on 02/17/2012 11:50:34 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: ari-freedom
Want to end the war on drugs? Control the border so the drugs and illegals can’t come in and that will solve the problem.

Wrong - many drugs are produced domestically. For instance, marijuana is the #1 cash crop in several states.

23 posted on 02/17/2012 11:52:32 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
So according to Paul some loser should have the right to decide to use drugs get behind the wheel of a vehicle and kill my grand daughter in an “accident” Or maybe do a little crack before he performs granddads heart surgery.

Do you support the legality of alcohol? If so, does that mean you support the right to drive drunk or operate drunk?

24 posted on 02/17/2012 11:54:36 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Isn’t this a non-Federal issue anyway? Shouldn’t the CORRECT, CONSTITUTIONAL response be to repeal all anti-drug laws? Where in the Constitution is the federal government authorized to illegalize drugs? We needed an amendment for alcohol prohibition, why not for drugs?

Don’t get me wrong, I am not advocating the legalization of any drugs... I am just saying that the STATES should be the ones controlling these substances... NOT the Feds.

Even if Paul were elected, drugs could never be legalized... not even California could do that when they put it on the ballot.

The real argument is not whether drugs should be legalized. The real, correct argument, is WHY is the FEDERAL government doing it? And who gives them the right to tread on the rights of the states?


25 posted on 02/17/2012 12:42:56 PM PST by bravedog
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