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Devita Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 12:32 PM
Sure, the possibilities are limitless with smaller government and a joint in every mouth - then everyone will be too high to give a damn what Gary Johnson or any other moron in government does . . . Gee, Stossel, after years of entitlements and the huge enabled class produced from those entitlements - there are few Americans who are capable of running their own lives let alone being released to smoke as much dope as they can get their hands on and actually create something other than a 4th world country far worse than we could ever imagine. . .
Anonymous908 Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 4:46 PM
People who don't smoke now are liekly not to smoke whether the law gets dropped or not. The point is, people decide for themself what they want to put in their own body.

What you are advocating is a nany state, big government, and a government that makes personal decisions for us. NOTHING about that is conservative. It is wastful and oppressive.
wmou Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 12:53 PM
What makes you think marijuana is hard to get now?
anti-neocon Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 1:15 PM
wmou, almost everyone knows it's not at all hard to get. so what good is the 'war on drugs', even if you do believe in government intrusion into personal life ???
wmou Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 1:42 PM
Most anti-pot-legalization people cannot name one good thing that has resulted from marijuana prohibition. Yet, they are willing to ruin people's lives over it and will spend billions to do so.
anti-neocon Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 12:45 PM
please tell us where in the constitution government has the authority to prohibit individuals from consuming ANY substancess they want to consume. do you believe in the 10th amendment or not??
JustMC Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 12:37 PM
Devita, it is a hopeless fallacy to talk about smaller government putting a joint in everyone's mouth. Do you smoke marijuana? I don't. But it is completely available to me. The law has nothing to do with whether I smoke it. Nor for almost anyone else. The people who want to smoke it do so, in whatever quantity they desire.
Corbett_ Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 12:34 PM
So you would enslave an entire nation just to keep a few people from smoking too much dope?
anti-neocon Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 12:49 PM
corbett. we can't let people have too much freedom. they might make bad choices without government telling them constantly what they can or can't do. can you imagine how terrible that would be? without a doubt, mandates and prohibitions are the only way to keep societ moral and happy.
All political candidates call themselves freedom-lovers, but they are not. Neither major party really opposes government control of the economy or of our personal lives. I'm a libertarian because I see the false choice offered by political left and right: Democrats talk about personal liberty; Republicans talk about economic freedom. But what they do once in power belies their words.

I say we're best off if government just leaves us alone to our peaceful cooperation with whomever we please. Let politicians advocate moral behavior. Let them give to charities. But leave government -- which is physical force -- out of it....