Published: Thursday, Nov. 8 2012 12:00 a.m. MST
Nice SPIN to slander a political Party.Statewide INITIATIVES are not
endorsed nor sponsored by party, but by individual citizens of that State.Initiatives passed in Colorado and Washinton state had nothing, repeat
NOTHING - to do with a particular political affiliation.
I thought it was the Libertarians who push this law. You know, those far right
leaning types like Ron Paul. Democrats? I think not.
Do not step on the grass Sam!
Funny, I know more self-professed Republicans that smoke Marijuana than I do
Democrats who use it. Can we all agree that we'll never stop people who
want to use Marijuana from doing so? The question becomes who would you rather
they give their money to? The local grower taxed and those funds used for
better drug awareness education (not D.A.R.E that does not work), or do we want
the drug gangs and cartels to have that money? How hard would it be to allow it
to be sold at limited locations to those who are 21 years of age or older, keep
it's public use illegal, make it a crime to use in the presence of a minor,
still keep it illegal to drive under the influence of or use while driving, etc.
Do dealers ask their buyers if they are over 21 years old? NO! If we legalize
and regulate we can probably keep it out of the hands of our youth. More
American youth use it more than in Amsterdam where its use is not regulated.
Take away the tabbo and we'll see ues of Marijuana drop!
The movement to legalize marijuana isn't coming from any political party -
it's coming from a recognition that the "war on drugs" is costing
far too much and accomplishing far too little.You want to put a
serious hurt on the Mexican drug cartels, lower crime rates, _and_ raise a lot
of money for our schools? Legalize, tax and control the sale of marijuana
exactly the same way you legalize, tax and control the sale of alcohol.
Well, Republicans lost the presidential election. They lost two seats in the
Senate. They lost several seats in the House. They've come up with every
excuse they can for why they lost including "media bias", "white
minority status", "stupid people", so why not blame Democrats for
two winning initiatives they had nothing to do with?Washington state
joined Maryland and Maine in approving gay marriage by popular vote. Republican
social conservatives will find some way to blame Democrats for that also. If
nothing else, gay marriage may be accepted in most of the United States within
the next decade.Karl Rove found he didn't have enought angry,
white men in this election. Also, attempts at voter suppression, voter
disenfranchisement, voter manipulation didn't work as well. Romney lost
Florida after Fox News even said Republicans would sweep into office with
ease.Why is the conservative message falling on deaf ears? Because
the message is wrong!
Is the conservative message wrong or are People wrong? Can you prove voter
disengranchisement and manipulation? Every person that voted walked in and
voted showed id and voted for who they wanted in peace. If drugs did not harm
society there would be no need for them. But they must have done some harm in
order for them to be on the books. GAy marriage is not legal in many states the
majority voted it down. Hopefully it stays that way.
If one were to socially prohibit actions that others considered immoral or bad
such as use of marijuana, then one would need to consistently support socialist
practices of government control and prohibit alcohol, tobacco or require the use
of helmets, eliminate junk food, perhaps even the federal government should take
over the education of our children to ensure that they are taught the proper
attitudes and behaviors that are moral and good.
Wouldn't those on the right take the stance that this is a states right and
that the federal government should not be involved?Then,
shouldn't each state have the right to make their own choice?
No different from alcohol, really, but I wish the story writer wold have used an
apostrophe at least once in their piece!
I share many of the same the concerns of the author in liberalizing/legalizing
pot. If legal, medicinal pot should be prescribed, dispensed, and regulated as
other prescription drugs--through a pharmacy, defined dosage etc. It is true
here that people can easily obtain prescrips ie. licenses from Drs. to obtain
pot. Federal laws complicate the establishment of dispensaries here, so I
don't know how that will work in states which just legalized it. I worry
about the youth. There is recent research about lower IQs and use of pot, also
earlier development of mental illnesses such as schizophrenia in youth who use
pot. If pot is legalized what about the Amsterdam model, where
people use it in certain establishments but cannot remove it from the venues?I would hope other states will wait and see the results of this
"grand" experiment in CO before following suit.
A true Rocky Mountain high...as America continues to slouch towards Gomorrah..
"perhaps even the federal government should take over the education of our
children to ensure that they are taught the proper attitudes and
behaviors..." ... Oh wait, they already have.
IgualmenteMesa, AZA true Rocky Mountain high...as America continues
to slouch towards Gomorrah..6:46 a.m. Nov. 9, 2012============= Name on civilization destroyed for not obeying the
Word of Wisdom.Sodom and Gomorrah, The Nephites, or any
other civilization are destroyed by the Lord when they shun the poor, sick,
needy, widows, children and elderlyANDstarting OFFENSIVE wars.If if someone wants to bring Political Parties into it the blame of the
destruction of America;The GOP seems to be doing a fine job of it...
A true Rocky Mountain high...as America continues to slouch towards
Gomorrah..Well, I don't know about that, but there is another
word for this: Freedom.
LDS Lib: Almost thou convinceth me to be a Democrat...
To "LDS Liberal" unfortunately your beloved Democrats are the ones
destroying the nation. Just look at the destructive programs that they have
implemented.If you want to look at the destruction that your ilk has
caused, just look to the recent headlines.In Forbes and the WSJ they
have run articles outlining how the recession has been hardest on the poor.Obama has cut Medicare spending, and reimbursement rates. That has been
reported as a cause for Seniors to suffer because fewer doctors will take them
as patients because the Doctors lose money when seeing them.Just
look at the sad state of the education system. Liberals have been dictating the
curriculum there for decades, and we have been sliding backwards.As
for our widows, just look at how the government has claimed in recent years that
inflation has been 0, yet this was due to the government changing how they
calculated inflation.So far, your ilk has hurt the poor, hurt our
seniors, enacted bad education for our kids, and has cut the money to seniors.
Everything you say will lead to our destruction is what your democrats are
pushing, along with you.
There are some great documentaries on the history of alcohol prohibition.
You'll see why it's just not smart to make things like that illegal.
You don't reduce the usage much while creating an underground evil black
market for it.People realized that mistake and made alcohol legal
again, they'll do the same with marijuana even if they don't want to
use it themselves. I'll never use it but I don't see the wisaom in
keeping it illegal. Make it the same as alcohol for adults.Knowledge
is knowing that tomatoes are fruit, wisdom is not including them in fruit salad.
The argument for and against marijuana is still too devoid of facts. It was
demonized in the days of making it illegal, but now it's promoted as a
cure-all by those in favor. In the meantime the actual benefits and problems
surrounding the issue are suppressed in favor of loud slogans and
misinformation, in this case, in favor of it. Marijuana usage is addictive and
is problematic. As much as alcohol, but with it's own unique social and
health issues as well. There are beneficial uses for the family of plants too,
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