Skip to comments.Treatment or Jail: Patrick Kennedy Wages Fierce Anti-Pot Crusade
Posted on 02/17/2014 11:15:17 AM PST by gooblah
As a hard-partying teenager, Patrick Kennedy met President Reagan at a fundraiser for the JFK Library, a meeting captured in a photograph that the former Rhode Island congressman now hangs in his home office. He used to think of it as a funny episode, a collision of Camelots cocaine kid and Americas foremost opponent of illegal drug use. But Kennedy took his last hit of anything in 2009, and hes since honed an anti-drug message that sounds a bit like Reagan with a Boston brogue.
Kennedy believes there is "an epidemic in this country of epic dimensions when it comes to alcohol and drugs. He'd like to treat it all, but hes convinced that the single biggest threat to Americas mental health is free-market marijuana. So even as Democrats favor the legalization of potby a 34-point margin, according to the latest WSJ/NBC News pollthe scion of Americas most famous Democratic family has broken ranks, criticized the White House, and aligned with the likes of Newt Gingrich to warn voters against trying to tax and regulate todays psychoactive chlorophyll.
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The biggest threat to America is holier than thou do gooders.
Kennedys are such sleazebags.
Should he not be going against Ambien,
which he was on during his last car accident
into a Capitol police barrier?
“I have a problem with drugs and alcohol so you can’t have any”.
LOL. And Patrick Kennedy is a great poster child for the proposition that prolonged marijuana use causes IQ loss and psychosis later in life.
Drugs are a scourge and our country will be adversely affected by legalizing them. I am conflicted on the issue though. My libertarian side says one thing but social conservative side says another. Things were better in the 1940’s and 50’s. I wish we could jump into a time machine and go back there.
If anybody knows anything about drug abuse it’s Patrick Kennedy.He and his family should be the spokespersons for Narcotics Anonymous.
An Irishman campaigning against pot and dope, claiming that they’re the big danger?
And other than pot, coke and pills, the Irish are just as sober as judges, right?
Actually, they’re the faces that should have been on every poster that used to read:
“No Irish Need Apply.”
I gave up alcohol on Jan 1-age 60. Don’t miss it and have no cravings. A pre-diabetic medical diagnosis will do that to you. I don’t think it’s that easy for most people. While alcohol ‘never did a thing for me’ It went really good with meals. Consumption was 3 drinks a day. Was it a problem? Waking up headache free and not as tired would suggest it was.
Congratulations on giving up alcohol. I have never had a drinking problem, but I do have my own issues with tobacco. One day, I hope to get that behind me.
If we have to have laws, let's make it a crime to drive under the influence of pot, cocaine, etc. If we have to have laws, let's make being stoned an aggravating factor in crimes of violence.
However, there's no point in going after the stoner who sits in his living room toking, while harming no one but himself. I want to keep the cops out of people's living rooms, not just out of their bedrooms.
Legalizing marijuana is not a good idea. It is a gateway drug to other drugs and stunts the intellectual development of the brain.
...hes convinced that the single biggest threat to Americas mental health is free-market marijuana. So even as Democrats favor the legalization of potby a 34-point margin, according to the latest WSJ/NBC News pollthe scion of Americas most famous Democratic family has broken ranks, criticized the White House, and aligned with the likes of Newt Gingrich to warn voters against trying to tax and regulate todays psychoactive chlorophyll.
You do that the “gateway drug” stuff is bullsh*t, right?
He’s a relative newcomer, to sobriety. Now that he’s “enlightened” he would shove his enlightenment down your throat.
I have 20 years clean and sober, and could care less what substances other people use in their own lives, so long as they don’t harm me. (They are pretty much going to do it anyway.)
I would advise anybody to be very careful with ANY AND ALL addictive, mind altering substances, lest they take control over your life without your approval.
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