Skip to comments.Pat Robertson: "It's time we stop locking up people for possession of marijuana..."
Posted on 03/07/2012 10:40:18 PM PST by MetaThought
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Punishing people for what? Smoking pot? For Gods sake, tell me why it is marijuana should be illegal? And please spare me the ‘’gate-way drug’’ nonsense.
As long as I don't have my tax money supporting their habit, or paying for their poor choices, fine.
So you don’t want to support freedom until the Democrats support (a different sort of) freedom ? That makes no sense at all.
Unless that’s your version of “when Hell freezes over”.
No, they were the equivalent of the libertarians.
DO you honestly think someone 100 years ago would have let the government say they couldn't build a house on their own land? Couldn't drink milk from their cow or give it to the neighbors?
Couldn't spank their kids when they needed discipline?
We have far too danm many laws covering far too much scope, and most of them have been federalized.
Not only is that totalitarian, it's expensive, too.
As for building the country, those who built and built well succeeded, and those who didn't, didn't, and for the most part, the Government wasn't in the way of either.
Ditch the laws, end the second least successful war in our history (and end the War on Poverty, too, at the same time), and let the chips fall where they may.
If you raise your kids right and help keep their heads out of their arses, you and yours will be fine, and if not, at least it will be out in the open and give you a chance to intervene if they make the wrong choices.
I have no use for any of that crap, and I don't drink either, but we might as well roll back the rock and look at the bugs underneath as get our doors kicked in at 4AM, the dogs shot, or pulled over and our stuff taken through a presumption of guilt (something which would have been called 'highway robbery' back when) over someone else's irresponsibilities.
The people who built this country understood their Rights, and the fact that sometimes with Rights come behaviours they'd rather not have around. They used social means to deal with those problems, not laws, back when the sign in the back of the counter said "we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone" and they meant it.
Oh, the Government outlawed that, too.
In the meantime, I know a couple of young men who just lost their growing retail business and are facing charges for failure to pull bath salts off the shelves the day before the ban went into effect.
I feel SO much safer now. (/s)
Underneath the veneer of respectability and security lies the festering rot of corruption; there is no other reason our border has remained porous since Eisenhower's 'Operation Wetback'. Enough money to buy smaller countries has left ours, untaxed, because of the clandestine nature of the trade. You can't seriously tell me or anyone else that some of that money hasn't corrupted at least some of the selfsame officials who are supposed to be enforcing the very laws which make the trade so profitable.
Enough is enough.
They were social conservatives and religious zealots first.
Making hand washing mandatory for food employees was easy to explain to them, convincing them to allow Islamic polygamy, and homosexual marriage as being “constitutional” was impossible.
Their state churches wouldn’t allow it for one thing.
Wow, the Gobi desert.
Time to do what, rewrite the known history of Western Civilization?
Is Pat a patsy for the pat lobby?
LOL, from being pro-abortion to pro-dope, you sure have quite an agenda.
wrong thread...but i'll help you out
a day you don't learn something is a day wasted
What is the wrong thread?
Sidestepping doesn’t work here. What part of the Constitution allows the FedGov to ban marijuana?
LOL, when I want to get involved in a long academic exercise, it won’t be with a dope promoting lefty on the internet.
This guy is one step away from a Wilber Mills moment, Any day he is dancing in the Reflective pool with a Stripper better living through Dow Corning. He keeps saying wacky stuff, I am beginning to think something ain’t right.......
the thread about the worlds most ancient stash found w a caucasian mummy in the Gobi desert is here.
So why are you hanging around with the other twenty dope promoting lefties on this thread???
My post 66 was a response to your post 50, on this thread.
you’re right; i’m sorry...i didn’t remember putting that link there
i have an uneducated belief that those ancient Europeans were ancestors of the Nordic people that became the vikings...blue eyes, red and blonde hair, far-flung trading centers...nothing is known about their ancient history except they extended from sweden to russia to china to constantinople
As a pro-abortion liberal why do you stay here at pro-life freerepublic?
I’m here as a conservative, to defend and promote conservatism.
I have no problem with pot smoking at all. However, the best thing for society is that people are responsible for their actions. A number of those who be smokin the spleefs, be parasitic, even criminal. How we deal with aberrant behavior, all the way to criminality, needs to be updated. The prison system is a huge union scam and the prisoners do better than most of the working poor. When they foul their cells, someone cleans it for them.
The entire legal/penal system needs to be modernized, and the first step, IMHO, is to stop electing “Officers of the Trough, I mean Court” to be our leaders.
Actually it’s not in the Constitution (which as a retired Marine) I would never call ‘silly”
But, the “plant” you are referring to has been deemed illegal, and tho there are those who say “it has no affect on mental performance” I would disagree. It might make you hungry, and happy, and I still don’t want to be driving on the same road with someone stoned.
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