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Legal Pot Could Be Contagious: Colorado and Washington Show Us the Way Out of the Senseless War on Marijuana

metallic Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 6:06 PM
Mike Huckabee lied about Obama growing up in Kenya. Is he a Christian? Does the Huckster place the Republican party above God? Thou shalt not bear false witness against they neighbor!!! Another commandment forgotten by the GOP! Mike Huckabee's childhood in North Korea shaped his world views, that's were he learned that if you tell a lie eneough it becomes the truth. The Right Wing's obsession with the President's childhood is more about race than anything else. You have to cut Huckabee some slack on the Obama is from Kenya and likes Mau Mau.
metallic Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 6:06 PM
Mike grew up in Little Rock Arkansas where as a boy locals threatened to lynch blacks when they tried to go to white schools. When Mike was growing up, the Governor of Arkansas used the State National Guard to block nine blacks from a Little Rock school until President Eisenhower had to send in the 101st AirBorne and nationalize the Arkansas National Guard. So it's easy to understand how today Mike Huckabee has that old Little Rock segregationist view that says black people should not be allowed to do what white people do. Be President of the United States for example.
Shortly before the House of Representatives approved a federal ban on marijuana in 1937, the Republican minority leader, Bertrand Snell of New York, confessed, "I do not know anything about the bill." The Democratic majority leader, Sam Rayburn of Texas, educated him. "It has something to do with something that is called marihuana," Rayburn said. "I believe it is a narcotic of some kind."

Seventy-five years, millions of arrests and billions of dollars later, we are still living with the consequences of that ignorant, ill-considered decision, which nationalized a policy that punishes peaceful people and squanders taxpayer money in a blind vendetta...