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CPAC Audience: Legalize It!
Breitbart ^ | 03-07-2014 | John Sexton

Posted on 03/08/2014 6:12:42 AM PST by PaulCruz2016

There are things you expect to see at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and there are things you don't. One of the things you probably don't is an audience cheering and applauding arguments for legalizing pot and bemoaning the war on drugs.

A panel titled "Rocky Mountain High" held Thursday afternoon started out as a debate between Mary Katherine Ham of Fox and Hot Air and Christopher Beach a staffer for former Drug Czar William Bennett's radio show. But as the debate wore on it became clear the real disagreement was between Beach and the overwhelming majority of the audience.

The Q&A portion of the panel lasted well over an hour. Person after person stood up to challenge Beach's position on the war on drugs or the dangers of pot. Toward the end of the 100 minutes it had become a kind of joke. After one tough question by someone who clearly favored legalization, Beach turned to Ham and said "I guess that one's for me."

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1 posted on 03/08/2014 6:12:42 AM PST by PaulCruz2016
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2 posted on 03/08/2014 6:14:32 AM PST by tomkat (3%+1)
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To: PaulCruz2016

The beginning of the end.


3 posted on 03/08/2014 6:22:41 AM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Iron Munro
The beginning of people learning that the end is a done deal.
4 posted on 03/08/2014 6:24:22 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Iron Munro

Spare us from the youthful libertarians. Mary Katherine Ham was taking the pro-homosexual position on Bill O’Reilly a few weeks back. Now it’s weed for her.


5 posted on 03/08/2014 6:24:48 AM PST by heye2monn
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To: Iron Munro

Drugs are evil. Much evil is done in the name of the war on drugs.

Which evil is worse is a matter for debate.


6 posted on 03/08/2014 6:24:51 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA
No-knock raids should be OUTLAWED!

Sniffer dogs (WRONG 55% of the time) should also be OUTLAWED!

Too many INNOCENT people are being caught up in the snare of the 'war on drugs'.

7 posted on 03/08/2014 6:28:03 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Got a dog, Mr. Beach?


8 posted on 03/08/2014 6:29:21 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Dogs, no-knock—add in civil asset forfeiture, which is usually theft under cover of authority.


9 posted on 03/08/2014 6:30:25 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I’m 62 years old and have refrined from pot my entire life because it has been illegal. I fear if they legalize, I’ll spend my waning years as a stoner.


10 posted on 03/08/2014 6:36:39 AM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

And throw in an occasional illegal colonoscopy (paid for by the suspect, of course) when the cops claim that he was “clenching” during a search.


11 posted on 03/08/2014 6:40:15 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: umgud

I doubt that, unless you’re an extremely addictive personality.


12 posted on 03/08/2014 6:40:43 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: PaulCruz2016

Sick people in a sick nation.


13 posted on 03/08/2014 6:42:15 AM PST by mulligan (I)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I have a different attitude about all of this. If you come from a good Judeo/Christian family and you have strong faith and values, drugs, abortion, gay marriage will never impact your individuality.

Where the war will be fought is with the Hobby Lobby’s and Chik Fil A’s of the world.

If liberals want to kill themselves then I am all for it.


14 posted on 03/08/2014 6:44:11 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: umgud

What a pathetic confession.


15 posted on 03/08/2014 6:45:06 AM PST by DManA
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To: PaulCruz2016

Always lots of Libertarians at CPAC. So not surprised.


16 posted on 03/08/2014 6:51:09 AM PST by tioga
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To: PaulCruz2016

The war on drugs has had millions of casualties, and ruined the lives of so many. It has also made the cartels super rich and kept our southern neighbor unstable.

So add it up: Law enforcement gets to run amok and justify their militarization, the prison industrial complex grows, the government further justifies domestic surveillance, and the Mexican cartels get rich while using government supplied weapons and also receive assistance from certain fed agencies.

Does that sound like anything we can change? Consider the lawlessness of the real puppetmasters..... The real powers that be have no interest in stopping the war on drugs. THEY MAKE TOO MUCH MONEY FROM IT.

Obama is just their current straw man for us to complain about while they keep us distracted. (Just like we say Obama is doing, it goes a level higher.)


17 posted on 03/08/2014 6:53:08 AM PST by datura (We have a 2 party system. Us and Them.)
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To: DManA

Ya want to know evil - this is evil:

Governments are instituted among men to save us from ourselves.


18 posted on 03/08/2014 6:54:11 AM PST by DManA
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To: tomkat

Agree 100%. Legalize it. When I was a Prosecutor, the “why isn’t this legalized” group among us and the cops was right around 90-95%. We all knew the “gateway drug” argument was BS. We all knew there was less physical harm than alcohol. We all knew it was a HUGE waste of our resources to go after pot users.

While it should be up to each State, absolutely legalize it.


19 posted on 03/08/2014 6:57:04 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Dogs, no-knock—add in civil asset forfeiture, which is usually theft under cover of authority.

Great addition...we are NOT a free people with this type of BS on the books.

20 posted on 03/08/2014 7:00:40 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Sedation of a Nation......Its been done before.....It came to a bad end....


21 posted on 03/08/2014 7:01:17 AM PST by unread (Rescind the 17th. Amendment...bring the power BACK to the states...!)
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To: umgud

Just saw this on another thread and immediately thought of you:

1 Corinthians 13 13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.


22 posted on 03/08/2014 7:02:38 AM PST by DManA
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To: RIghtwardHo
While it should be up to each State,

Absolutely. We should sunset every Federal drug law. Say after 5 years. That would give the States plenty of time to pass any law they see fit.

23 posted on 03/08/2014 7:05:12 AM PST by DManA
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To: Iron Munro

Putting the tard back in paultard.


24 posted on 03/08/2014 7:16:20 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

Thank you you conservaturd.


25 posted on 03/08/2014 7:21:28 AM PST by DManA
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To: PaulCruz2016

Complete and total diversion. Maybe CPAC itself is.


26 posted on 03/08/2014 7:25:48 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: umgud

This has to be sarcasm. For one thing pot hasn’t been illegal across the board for 62 years, only about 48, much less if you were willing to live in Alaska.


27 posted on 03/08/2014 7:27:35 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

‘tardation ping.


28 posted on 03/08/2014 7:27:35 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: heye2monn
Spare us from the youthful libertarians. Mary Katherine Ham was taking the pro-homosexual position on Bill O’Reilly a few weeks back. Now it’s weed for her.

Fully agree.

Mary Katherine came across as a staunch conservative until recently. Now it appears she has decided to come out of the closet with her liberal/libertarian views.

How anyone thinks the country can prosper and succeed with legalized dope and even more dope addled liberals brainwashing kids in government schools is beyond me.

We have already seen what happens when a lifelong pothead rises to the presidency.

Imagine the condition of the country if most of the government, businesses, the military, courts, colleges and schools are staffed by dopers like Obama.


29 posted on 03/08/2014 7:28:06 AM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: PaulCruz2016
Any traditional values are quickly dying in this country.:( These people do not represent me.
30 posted on 03/08/2014 7:32:35 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: PaulCruz2016

.......and just yesterday there was an article saying how the Millenials are so confused about life, jobs, economy.....yup


31 posted on 03/08/2014 7:34:22 AM PST by sbark
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To: PaulCruz2016; flaglady47; mickie; pax_et_bonum; seekthetruth; seenenuf; Maine Mariner; ken5050; ...
Without a meaningful grass-roots party organization of their own except for getting themselves on ballots, Libertarians have historically attached themselves like leeches to the Republican Party.

No doubt, the Libertarian accolytes flooded the CPAC convention in substantial numbers this year...undoubtedly this is why Rand Paul won the presidential straw poll, along with the votes of unwitting conservatives.

Unidentified, Libertarians leech and propagandize on web sites like FR, and they do this across the internet conservative spectrum. Conservatives are generally always very accomodating to them, some even secretly love them.....even though so many Libertine-arian "planks" are antithetical to conservative principles and values. Go figure.

Seems like CPAC was finally infiltrated to the max this year....this didn't surprise me in the least. With boyishly-charming, smooth-talking, persuasive front-men and spokesmen like Rand Paul and John Stossel as Trojan horses worming into the psyches of both GOP and conservative circles day and night, both of these political entities will become further divided and incapable of success in defeating the Left.

The Libertarians are the best agents on the side of the Democrat party and liberals in general.

I'm sure the Left is rubbing its collective hands together as they watch what's happening at CPAC, i.e., the Libertarians trumping the conservatives in key moves. The Democrat Party would NEVER, NOT FOR A MINUTE tolerate the Libertarians to leech onto their party even though many of the Libertarian "planks" mesh with those of the Dems.

The Libertarians increasingly finding a comfy home in the GOP and/or the conservative movement is NOT a good omen for our side, folks. Be alert....please. Fortunately, things are being revealed in the CPAC event that we can learn from.

Leni

32 posted on 03/08/2014 7:47:08 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: knarf

The end was a done deal when people decided “rights” are more important than coming to know the truth.


33 posted on 03/08/2014 8:01:09 AM PST by Mmmike
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To: MinuteGal
Many Libertarian positions clash with social conservative positions. There are also many points of agreement. Legalizing pot is one that lights the flamethrowers.

I have noticed these threads are much more civil debate this year. After three months of legal pot in Colorado the chicken little arguments are beginning to fall flat. Time will tell which side of the debate is closer to reality.

The gun grabbers warned of shootouts over parking places if concealed carry became law. Soon we will have real world evidence from legal pot sales. I predict the drug warriors will look like the gun grabbers.

34 posted on 03/08/2014 8:13:11 AM PST by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: Pearls Before Swine; DManA; discostu

Geez, did I really need a /sarcasm tag?


35 posted on 03/08/2014 8:17:07 AM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: umgud

You sounded so sincere.


36 posted on 03/08/2014 8:18:37 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: umgud

Yea, ya do.


37 posted on 03/08/2014 8:18:38 AM PST by DManA
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To: PaulCruz2016

Well you probably wouldn`t expect a pro-amnesty loaded panel either.


38 posted on 03/08/2014 8:21:39 AM PST by nomad
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To: Pearls Before Swine

He sounded exactly like half the posters on this thread who are serious about using the power of government to shape us all up.


39 posted on 03/08/2014 8:22:22 AM PST by DManA
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To: SpeakerToAnimals
Keep hoping.

Leni

40 posted on 03/08/2014 8:23:17 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: SpeakerToAnimals
" I predict the drug warriors will look like the gun grabbers. "

I see 'em as two peas in the same pod. They both have an insatiable desire to tell me what I can and cannot do.

No boundaries.

They're right damnit so they're going to compel everyone to comply with their view of the world.

It's the same philosophy that led to prohibition.

And the results will be the same.

41 posted on 03/08/2014 8:43:36 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Talking to an audience cheering and applauding arguments for legalizing pot is like talking to a brain dead person their are alive but can’t think.


42 posted on 03/08/2014 8:48:19 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: PaulCruz2016

How do drug users vote? What are the statistics on this? Are they Democrats or Republicans?


43 posted on 03/08/2014 8:50:16 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: PaulCruz2016

potheads are pwned by a plant.

weakness.


44 posted on 03/08/2014 8:55:18 AM PST by Vision Thing (obama wants his suicidal worshipers to become suicidal bombers.)
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To: Iron Munro
Do you support the Tenth Amendment authority of states to legalize intrastate marijuana if that is their choice?
45 posted on 03/08/2014 8:58:47 AM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Iron Munro
The beginning of the end of people not recognizing it is toast.
46 posted on 03/08/2014 9:01:48 AM PST by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: umgud

The English language was not designed to transmit sarcasm in the written form, it’s a verbal language for illiterate people. Also have you seen some of the drug warrior posts? So the answer is “yes” you always need the sarcasm tag, unless you’ve developed a solid reputation for never being serious.


47 posted on 03/08/2014 9:31:15 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: PaulCruz2016; tomkat; Iron Munro; knarf; heye2monn; DManA; who knows what evil?; ...
Do you support the Tenth Amendment authority of states to legalize intrastate marijuana if that is their choice?

This is true; the problem though is that people have been indoctrinated/conditioned to think that the War on Drugs is a Good Thing™ — despite the fact that it is entirely contraconstitutional and destructive to the majority of the Bill of Rights. In short, it is impossible to be a Constitutionalist and support the War on Drugs.

(The only amendment from the Bill of Rights that hasn't been weakened/destroyed is the 3rd.)

48 posted on 03/08/2014 10:02:03 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: PaulCruz2016; traviskicks; bamahead; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; ..

My tagline says it all.


49 posted on 03/08/2014 10:05:59 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: OneWingedShark
And the War on Drugs is a Good Thing™ crowd consistently invokes the slander that anyone who oppose it ENDORSES drug use.
50 posted on 03/08/2014 10:08:54 AM PST by DManA
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