Today and as I write this, stoners, pot-heads, dopers, hippies and the like shall celebrate their support and involvement in pot culture by sparking up in public though many still in private.
Something this massive group of people who would support him just for this pragmatic stance on the drug war won’t think about is their presidential candidate. However, this year it’s no contest amongst the three Republicans nor even the lone Democrat for this personal liberty.
Ron Paul is an adamant critic of the costly and egregiously stupid War on Drugs. (or more appropriately the, “protecting the profit margins of major pharmaceutical and alcoholic beverage companies against less controlled substances they can’t profit from”-war.)
There cannot be a bigger freedom than doing what you want, with your own body as long as it doesn’t hurt or risk hurting other people. Beyond that foundation of his argument against the drug war, Paul also cites the fact if it’s going to be a law, it should be up to the states, but certainly not the federal government, because it’s not in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution.
He additionally calls for an end to the drug war purely because it isn’t working. It isn’t worth the cost to put money into the hands of criminal organizations untaxed by the same arm of government that’s trying to stop it from coming in. Cut the drug spending, stop filling the prisons, stop doing it in the name of “public good” when entire sections of major cities are known to be high-crime simply because you’ve funded these criminal organizations and their operations in areas with low-education, low-income families.
You’ve created this mess federal government. And part of the reason the Republicans are doing their best to sabotage any chance he has in the very state the last “D.C. outsider” Caribou Barbie was plucked from, is because at very high levels, those profitable drug companies are plugged directly into the two parties and have a powerful influence on our greedy, stupid and neutered politicians.
Palin, btw, is exactly what the Republicans want and Americans somehow convince themselves is a good person to run a country of 300 million. She’s not, she’s just not up for it folks. She’d have tanks in the streets in months.
I digress. For those of you inclined to spark one up today, or even those of you who support their right to, you want to look into Ron Paul. He’s the only one with the right solutions. Mitt Romney? He and Clown Zero are the chocolate and vanilla flavor of the same cookie.
You couldn’t tell these apart any better than you could a blind taste test of equestrian and bovine poop, and you shouldn’t and don’t have to, because there’s a perfectly delicious option on the plate this year if you can get your poop in a group longer than the four hours and twenty minutes your high will last today.
Ron Paul wants to end the war on drugs. Know what he thinks about our friend cannabis specifically? Less dangerous than alcohol. Right?! Like where’ve you been all my life?! Total brocrush on Doc. Ron Paul is the warning your parents should have fired to the status quo in the 60s and 70s. Ron Paul is the defender of the Constitution. Don’t vote for another Goldman Sachs/GM/Pfizer puppet.
Get registered Republican if there’s still time to for your primary or caucus and get in to be a delegate. You’re not bound in most states to the candidate who wins your straw poll but check with the Paul campaign staff in your state. Put your money behind the candidate you think is best for personal choices and protections at the federal level.
Dr. Paul’s first act in office would be to pardon everyone in prison for a non-violent, drug-related crime. Know what that’s going to do for spending? The economy with organized crime losing most of their profits overnight? You’ve also just made the price of marijuana about 1/10 what it is now, less actually. I was told an ounce goes for around $15 in Amsterdam just last night by a friend from Holland. How insane is that?!
Of course, naturally some states would ban everything again, (hello Utah! hello Bible Belt!), but most wouldn’t bother with weed unless it was to tax it, which is fair if the alcohol tax is fair, which it’s mostly state, so, yeah, maybe. At any rate. you know what to do. Enjoy the day, go get em Monday.
The current administration blames American gun stores and companies for the violence in Mexico between drug gangs. South and Central America want the U.S. to consider another direction on the drug war. Zero laughed in their faces and said it’s not happening. Ron Paul? He knows the Mexican drug cartels wouldn’t have any power if the federal drug laws didn’t exist. (Nevermind the role his administration played in many of those firearms making it to Mexico in Operation Fast & Furious)