Skip to comments."The Five" are for legalizing Marijuana
Posted on 03/12/2014 3:19:06 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
Was just watching the show and they played a clip of Rick Perry saying that Texas has lowered fines for first time offense for marijuana use. So far he has not said he would legalize it. So the members went around the table and all but Beckel (recovering addict) said they were for legalizing marijuana. Dana Pirino said Texas might as well legalize it because Texans are coming into Colorado to legally smoke the stuff. She also said that if a republican wants to get a hand in an audience full of hipsters all they have to say is they are for legalizing marijuana. Guess that's the in thing now with some of these RINOs. They can all say they are "libertarian" when it comes to frying your brains on dope. So that's Gillfoyle, Pirino, the midget Gutfeld and Mr. Perfect Bohling, all saying they want to see more dope legalized. I'll post the link as soon as it's out. All four of this fakes call themselves conservatives. Prety bad when lefty Bob Beckel take the conservative position on legalizing dope.
I could see how Conservatives standing up for individual liberty instead of the Nanny State could be confusing.
How about crack and meth? Why stop with weed?
Good. We supposedly support people making choices.
Anyone favoring drug prohibition should be intellectually honest and tell everyone how they also support alcohol prohibition. One only needs to look back about a hundred years to see what kind of colossal mistake that was. The drug prohibition has been even worse!
Hardly surprises me. FoxNews always seems in bed with the homo agenda. Figures they’d be into dope as well. I rarely even watch the damned network anymore. Not much different than the degenerates at CNN and MSNBC.
But, indeed, that seems to be all that America stands for nowadays... dope, homosex, and deviancy. What a hell of putrid sewer of a country this has become.
legalizing weed is a big mistake . Penalties should not be draconian because it is not that serious of an issue , but it is a social detriment . The biggest problem is that it tends to turn people into Liberal voting progressive airheads .
These same so called ‘libertarian Hipsters’ who rattle on about individual liberty as a rally cry for legalization of marijuana are awfully quiet about individual ECONOMIC freedom—removal of income taxes, abolishing Social Security etc.
These hipsters are social issue libertarians only.
The entire legalization of marijuana issue is all Bread And Circuses for the ‘mob’.
No you see alcohol is totally different becuase the people who want to control others happen to consume alcohol so it should be legal.
We as a country seem to have an unbelievable tendency to keep doing what ever fails us. If something isn’t working, it’s because we just aren’t doing enough of it! If education fails, spend more. Social Security is failing, keep at it! Drug prohibition isn’t working? Obviously we need to double down!
If you have a social problem and want to see a failure, just have the federal government declare a “War” against it....
I’m not a fan of legalization but do think supporting decriminalization would be an acceptable compromise for both conservative and libertarians. Better to pay a fine if caught then provide government another full time revenue stream.
The simple fact is that the democrats will win if the GOP doesn’t find some way to bring at least some of the more conservative libertarians on board.
Prohibition was a disaster, the “War on Drugs” is an failure as would be an prohibition of tobacco, which many would love to eliminate as well.
They use it to kick open doors, bank accounts, run cars off the road, shoot people in their beds, confiscate property without due process.
A Firing Line Debate “Resolved: That Drugs Should Be Legalized”
Starring: William F Buckley, Newt Gingrich, Charles Rangel
Watching out for drunks on the highway was bad enough, now be on the lookout for driving while on dope. Driving while drugged arrests have gone up in Washington State since the state legalized the mind-numbing recreation drug. It will only get worse.
These hipsters are social issue libertarians only.
Gutfeld's been pretty clear about his support for economic liberty and deregulation, but don't you set the bar a little high?
Do away with the income tax and social security? Leaving aside the desirability, what's the probability of that happening?
But the 'libertarian Hipsters' bit is cute. Greg is going on tour to promote his book against "hipsters." If he comes to anywhere near you, you could take up the question with him in person.
Punish any crimes committed under the influence of drugs. But stop the foolish, freedom-threatening attempts to ban the drugs, themselves.
Yes. It means that many people will throw away their lives. So be it.
and drugged up parents giving it to kids probably is too
I’m for it too, I don’t smoke the stuff, but have no problem with those that do, also I think conservatives ought to get out in front of legalization, it is inevitable, just as much as overturning prohibition.
Go ahead and hate me, but the writing is on the wall, wake up and smell the pot.../S