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  • Denver's 2015 post-marijuana legalization crime wave intensifies

    12/19/2015 7:08:57 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 12/19/2015 | Sierra Rayne
    As another month goes by in Colorado's marijuana legalization experiment, Denver's 2015 crime wave cranks up yet another notch. November's crime data is out for the city, and it doesn't tell a pretty story. There were another eight murders in Denver during November, bringing the year-to-date total to 50, which is more than 72 percent higher than last year's numbers. Across the board, other violent crime in Denver is also skyrocketing this year. The number of rapes has increased 16 percent, robberies are up 13 percent, and aggravated assaults are up 14 percent based on the UCR standards and up...
  • 23 Ways of Poking Fun at Libertarians

    08/03/2013 6:35:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 529 replies ^ | August 3, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The very first bit of anti-libertarian humor I ever posted was this clever video about the anarcho-capitalist paradise of Somalia.I then shared two cartoons, one on libertarian ice fishing and the other showinglibertarian lifeguards.That was followed by a very funny list of the 24 types of libertarians.But I haven’t shared anything making fun of people like me since this “think I do” montage last year.Thanks to Buzzfeed, however, we now have something new for our collection. They came up with “23 Libertarian Problems” and here are two of my favorites from the list.
  • At Least 4 Good Reasons To End the War on Drugs

    06/12/2011 5:07:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies ^ | June 12, 2011 | Debra J. Saunders
    "If we cannot destroy the drug menace in America, then it will surely in time destroy us," President Richard Nixon told Congress in a special message on June 17, 1971, which generally is credited as the day the "war on drugs" began. Actually, Nixon didn't use the term "war on drugs" in the address. He used it later. And while Nixon talked tough about going after drug traffickers, he emphasized that rehabilitation would be a priority as he dedicated the lion's share -- $105 million of $155 million in new anti-drug funding -- "solely for the treatment and rehabilitation of...
  • Some Skeptical Views On “Medical Marijuana”

    05/10/2011 4:18:13 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 27 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | May 10, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    New Zealand Are addictive medicines cures or problems? “Legalising cannabis for medicinal purposes would be the thin end of the wedge towards increasing drug use in New Zealand, according to a former detective who now manages a drug education company.” APN News and Media also reports: “Dale Kirk, managing director of MethCon, said taking a softer line on drug offenders would do more harm than good.” “I think we'd see people suddenly developing medical problems to source the drug,” asserts Kirk. The former detective is also concerned about impressionable children and vulnerable teenagers, but especially the many ways in which...
  • Quote Of The GOP Debate: Rep. Ron Paul Defends Heroin As ‘An Exercise Of Liberty’

    05/05/2011 10:01:32 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 201 replies ^ | 05/06/2011 | Frances Martel
    While it took a little while for the Republican candidates attending tonight’s debate to get going, the sheer diversity on the panel guaranteed some spirited answers, paramount among them Rep. Ron Paul’s steadfast adherence to civil liberties, which somehow concluded with him supporting legalization of heroin to raucous applause– highlighting the thick tension between conservatives and libertarians on the GOP. During a “lightning round” where candidates were asked to answer questions about the issues that would give them the most problems during the primaries, both libertarian candidates– Paul and former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson– were asked to defend their...
  • America owes talk host Rush Limbaugh a debt of gratitude, Libertarians say

    10/16/2003 10:48:07 AM PDT · by noprob · 687 replies · 423+ views
    LP Press Release ^ | October 16, 2003 | Libertarian Party Press
    The entire nation owes radio broadcaster Rush Limbaugh a debt of gratitude, Libertarians say, because his ordeal has exposed every drug warrior in America as a rank hypocrite. "One thing we don't hear from American politicians very often is silence," said Joe Seehusen, Libertarian Party executive director. "By refusing to criticize Rush Limbaugh, every drug warrior has just been exposed as a shameless, despicable hypocrite. "And that's good news, because the next time they do speak up, there'll be no reason for anyone to listen." The revelation that Limbaugh had become addicted to painkillers -- drugs he is accused of...