Skip to comments.CPAC Audience: Legalize It!
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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The beginning of the end.
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.
Drugs are evil. Much evil is done in the name of the war on drugs.
Which evil is worse is a matter for debate.
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'.
Got a dog, Mr. Beach?
Dogs, no-knock—add in civil asset forfeiture, which is usually theft under cover of authority.
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.
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.
I doubt that, unless you’re an extremely addictive personality.
Sick people in a sick nation.
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.
What a pathetic confession.
Always lots of Libertarians at CPAC. So not surprised.
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.)
Ya want to know evil - this is evil:
Governments are instituted among men to save us from ourselves.
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.
Great addition...we are NOT a free people with this type of BS on the books.
Sedation of a Nation......Its been done before.....It came to a bad end....
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.
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.
Putting the tard back in paultard.
Thank you you conservaturd.
Complete and total diversion. Maybe CPAC itself is.
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.
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.
.......and just yesterday there was an article saying how the Millenials are so confused about life, jobs, economy.....yup
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.
The end was a done deal when people decided “rights” are more important than coming to know the truth.
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.
Geez, did I really need a /sarcasm tag?
You sounded so sincere.
Yea, ya do.
Well you probably wouldn`t expect a pro-amnesty loaded panel either.
He sounded exactly like half the posters on this thread who are serious about using the power of government to shape us all up.
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.
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.
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.
How do drug users vote? What are the statistics on this? Are they Democrats or Republicans?
potheads are pwned by a plant.
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.
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.)
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