Skip to comments.The Government's Sick War on Marijuana
Posted on 07/25/2006 1:08:16 AM PDT by freepatriot32
Excuse me for a moment while I vent about the mind-boggling stupidity of the autocratic, bureaucratic, right-wing, Neanderthal numskulls who keep pushing an insane, inane, and inhumane holy war against marijuana which is, after all, a weed.
The most embarrassing thing for these holy warriors is that the weed is winning! They've been at this war since 1937, spending billions and billions of our tax dollars, militarizing our borders, and stomping on our Bill of Rights. They've used phone taps, garbage searches, jackbooted raids, and draconian prison terms to ... well, to do what? To nab peaceful, mellow tokers who aren't bothering anyone, that's what.
Despite 60 years of spending our money, they've failed: 85% of Americans say marijuana is easy to obtain today, a third of our population says they've tried it, nearly 15 million people partake of it at least monthly and more high school students now smoke marijuana than cigarettes!
Meanwhile, the holy warriors have become more fanatical and thuggish than ever. A marijuana arrest is made every 41 seconds in America nine out of 10 of them for mere possession. In 2004, 772,000 Americans were arrested on marijuana charges more than for all violent crimes combined.
Even sicker, the sanctimonious weed warriors have made it a crime for thousands of seriously sick people to get the medical benefits of using small amounts of doctor-prescribed marijuana. Weirdly, our doctors can prescribe cocaine for patients but not marijuana. Worse, drug thugs from the DEA and FBI bust down the doors of these patients, seize their dosages ... and haul them to jail.
For information and action to stop this absurd war, call the Marijuana Policy Project: 202/462-5747.
maybe a nanny state ping
"To nab peaceful, mellow tokers who aren't bothering anyone, that's what."
No man is an island.
Reduced to quoting washed up left wing Democrats who can no longer get elected?
Well then I guess you agree that it does Take a Village
Henry Louis Mencken (1880 - 1956)
The most prominent newspaperman, book reviewer, and political commentator of his day, Henry Louis Mencken was a libertarian before the word came into usage. His prose is as clear as an azure sky, and his rhetoric as deadly as a rifle shot. Frequent targets of his lance were Franklin Roosevelt and New Deal politics,
Oh and by the way the man has been dead for 50 years i'd submit to you that Ronald Wilson Reagan himself can no longer be elected after being dead for only 2 years
If the dopers are falling back on a turd like Hightower to defend them, they must be desperate indeed.
Oh, and here are some more deep thoughts from your font of wisdom, H.L. Mencken:
I admit freely enough that, by careful breeding, supervision of environment and education, extending over many generations, it might be possible to make an appreciable improvement in the stock of the American negro, for example, but I must maintain that this enterprise would be a ridiculous waste of energy, for there is a high-caste white stock ready at hand, and it is inconceivable that the negro stock, however carefully it might be nurtured, could ever even remotely approach it. The educated negro of today is a failure, not because he meets insuperable difficulties in life, but because he is a negro. He is, in brief, a low-caste man, to the manner born, and he will remain inert and inefficient until fifty generations of him have lived in civilization. And even then, the superior white race will be fifty generations ahead of him.
If the average man is made in God's image, then a man such as Beethoven or Aristotle is plainly superior to God, and so God may be jealous of him, and eager to see his superiority perish with his bodily frame. All animal breeders know how difficult it is to maintain a fine strain.
Women "as a sex, are shrewd, resourceful, and acute; but the very fact that they are always concerned with imminent problems and that, in consequence, they are unaccustomed to dealing with the larger riddles of life, makes their mental attitude essentially petty."
The trouble with Communism is the Communists, just as the trouble with Christianity is the Christians.
If the American people really tire of democracy and want to make a trial of Fascism, I shall be the last person to object."
Anglo-Saxons are a wretchedly dirty, shiftless, stupid and rascally people . . . anthropoids.
Religion is so absurd that it comes close to imbecility.
Since the early days, [the church] has thrown itself violently against every effort to liberate the body and mind of man. It has been, at all times and everywhere, the habitual and incorrigible defender of bad governments, bad laws, bad social theories, bad institutions.
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable. . . . A man full of faith is simply one who has lost (or never had) the capacity for clear and realistic thought. He is not a mere ass: he is actually ill.
Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.
Secondly users of profanity
Would this now include the President and Vice President?
I never said the man was jesus that wrote a new bible. he did have some off kilter beliefs hes incredible wrong on race relations but I think that had more to do with the fact that he was born in 1880 when it was practically illegal not to be a rascist then anything else and he was one of the first to come to the aid of the jews in germany long before most americans or even germans heard of the final solution. He is flat out right on prohibition in what ever form it takes be it alchohol, drugs, cigarettes,sugar or trans fat.
I rarely comment on FR, but here's one time that I will comment:
Like many recent "Conservatives", I'm also a former "liberal" (although I was always VERY hawkish on defense and Israel - always - and loved Ronald Reagan when I was in High School).
Quite frankly, I've never cared one way or another if weed is legal or not. I just have one major problem with it's legality: You can't test for it immediately on drivers. If somebody is driving stoned, you can't give them a breath test to see if they are stoned. Imagine, if you will, that your kid's bus driver is stoned. Or, for that matter, your airplane pilot.
I need say no more on that matter. And I actually hate the argument "think of the children". I just think it is particularly apt in this case.
But that was the only problem I had with legalizing weed.
I do have a new problem with it, however, and it is quite simple (and also falls in my "problem" with gay marriage):
The frigging hippies want it.
Quite frankly, I'm happy to oppose many things which the other side tries to champion, simply because I have grown to hate them so much. I know, it's absolutely illogical and it doesn't make for a great argument, but I'm human. After having lived in San Francisco for years during the entire anti-war fervor since 2002 (I moved a little over a year ago, thankfully), I've come to loathe anything which the commies and hippies want to legalize. It's just a natural, visceral, reaction against their evil ways. No, I'm not kidding, and no this isn't sarcasm.
I'll oppose the legalization of marijuana simply because it pisses them off - the same way that they piss me off. Sorry for the strong language, but I get a bit heated when thinking about them. I used to live, literally, about 4 or 5 blocks away from Haight and Ashbury street in San Fran, so you can imagine how bad it was. Everyone knew I voted for Bush, just as everyone knew I supported the war. I was a pariah. They loathed me. I frigging gloated the day that Bush won in 2004. And just for their dirty looks, I will always oppose them; and for their "Palestinian" keffiyehs and flags; and their commie shirts whilst parading in the streets half naked a if that would save the world.
I hated them for it. I started to hate the left since a while, but I truly started to hate them in San Francisco. The words "Social Justice" start to get me very upset. The word "Progressive" calls me into a frightful state.
I never really cared one way or another about euthanasia - which I now oppose because I hate them so much.
I never really cared about marijuana - which I now oppose because I hate them so much.
I never really cared about gay marriage - which I now oppose because I hate them so much.
And every time people ask me why I take these stances, I tell them very publicly: because the left hated me, and I hate them back. I make no bones about it, and I mean it very deeply: I really hate them.
I can't forgive them. If they want to legalize marijuana, and gay marriage, they have lost an ally for a long time to come. If they want to learn about root causes, they should first look in the mirror at the amount of people they have driven away with their insane "ideals" about what they should and should not support during a time of war.
Again: illogical and not based on the moral arguments which many here on FR make on a daily basis, but it's a stance. It's my stance.
Let them rot in hell for all I care. If they want to get stoned, they can buy a bottle of booze.
I wonder how many others out there are like me, driven away by the leftists because of their hatred for Western civilization and willfully bending over for the terrorists to become their battered, willing, wives in bed.
I don't know. But I do know that I am one such person.
I hope that this has been instructive. Again, it is not sarcasm. Yes, I hate them that much. I am proud to have voted for Bush in 2004. I would vote for him again in 2008 if only he could run again. I have disagreed with Bush on many issues, but I support our security, and our country, and Israel. And anyone on the other side who doesn't gets a big American middle finger from me.
I looked back up at the top of the page. You posted an article written by former Texas Ag Commissioner Jim Hightower.
Perhaps if you smoked less weed, you could keep better track of the articles you post.
The Government's Sick War on Marijuana
http://tx.mpp.org ^ | 7 21 06 | Jim Hightower
Posted on 07/25/2006 3:08:16 AM CDT by freepatriot32
One has to be able to read in context and understand sarcasm (a rare thing here on FR) to read Menchen.
you said it all in the first sentence.It istheir money and their lives to do with as they wish. That is pretty much the definition of freedom and liberty. its every Americans right to be as selfish as they want with their money be it spend it on drugs to get high, gamble it away in Vegas, or even light cigars with 100 dollar bills in front of a homeless family in new Orleans if they wish. Or would you be in favor of bush signing a law that says every American must give 10 percent to their church and another 10 percent of their money to the united way because it would be selfish not to?
If you give the federal government the power to stop someone from doing drugs because its selfish you give that same government the power to stop any american from doing anything a federal bureaucrat thinks is selfish
You should comment more often.
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