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Does anybody honestly think conservatives value the Constitution more than liberals? Of course the Constitution says nothing about drugs (or marriage either, but that is a different topic), but conservatives like to "interpret" the Constitution as well.
Apparently I now have to preface every comment I make with "I DO NOT USE ANY ILLEGAL DRUGS, NOR DO I USE ALCOHOL OR TOBACCO" and "I AM NOT A LIBERAL". Because in what passes for brains of conservatives, opposing government tyranny = using drugs.
They don't have to come up with new arguments against legalization. They just keep repeating the same ones over and over.
No I do not. But you probably sell dope, smoke crack, and steal candy from children.
Ah, yes, the standard hackneyed arguments against legalizing pot. (1) It is unhealthy. Yes it is. So is alcohol. So is tobacco. So is refined sugar. (2) It is dangerous to children. First, so is alcohol. Second, nobody is advocating allowing children to use pot. Third, kids seem to have plenty access to pot while it is illegal. Fourth, you do not protect children by enslaving adults. What about innocent people killed by law enforcement in botched drug raids? What about innocent people who have their property seized by the government without due process? When will Townhall talk about THAT?
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How Unborn Babies Become 'Clinical Waste'

amperro Wrote: Mar 30, 2014 1:03 PM
But the principle is the same. Advocating death of the innocent because they are in a late stage of life is no different than advocating death of the innocent because they are in an early stage of life. And denying rejuvenation therapies to an elderly patient is no different than denying food, water, or medical care to a newborn.
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How Unborn Babies Become 'Clinical Waste'

amperro Wrote: Mar 30, 2014 12:45 PM
We won't need to breed people to harvest organs. Scientists are working on ways to "print" organs in a laboratory. Soon we will be able to replace organs as easily as replacing parts on an automobile. Of course, Glenn Beck thinks this will result in printing whole humans (it won't, since you can't print consciousness), so this technology must be evil.
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How Unborn Babies Become 'Clinical Waste'

amperro Wrote: Mar 30, 2014 12:31 PM
Several members of President Bush's Council on Bioethics (Kass, Hurlbut, Fukuyama, possibly others) were staunch opponents of increasing human longevity. So much for the notion that only liberals are "pro-death".
I am impressed that you either have this knowledge or took the time to do the homework, which is far more than most people these days. But I still do not embrace the idea that our culture is necessarily becoming wimps (after all, we have a large number of young people who have seen war in Iraq and Afghanistan). I think that cultural elites like celebrities and politicians give wimpy thinking more publicity than in the past, but I doubt that is automatically a reflection on the whole culture.
"The military has gotten smaller; so fewer people serve" This may be bad public policy, but it has nothing to do with our nation becoming wimps. The world has changed and some may perceive a massive interventionist military as not being cost effective. Disagree if you wish, but that is not making us sissies. "a lot of manly professions have faded away" Now you are sounding like a LIBERAL! Professions fade away as they become obsolete in a changing economy. How many blacksmiths, elevator operators, or milk delivery men still have jobs in those fields? Manliness should be defined by character, not occupation. And we still DO dream big and build big. Ask Elon Musk. Ask Ray Kurzweil. Ask Peter Thiel. Ask Arthur Levinson. Ask Leroy Hood.
So are you saying that believing in evolution leads to mass murder and tyranny? Funny that biologists are such a docile bunch.
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