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The Perils of Pushing Pot Prohibition

Parker01 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 7:56 AM
"I can't imagine the U.S. government starting some arrest campaign on people who are compliant with their state laws." Oh really? You can't imagine this from a federal government that plans, consents, spies on, allows wire taps, fly's drones over, even calls for disarming and killing its own citizens? You just can't imagine that very same federal government starting an, "arrest campaign?" Boy I sure can. Then again, I am not a liberal.
OldMexicanblog Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 11:13 AM
Re: Parker01,

Neither is Sullum - he's a libertarian. He's just being ironic. But your sentiment is shared by all libertarians: Government is not here to protect your liberty but to plunder you, enslave you and even kill you.
Parker01 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 5:15 PM
Well, skippy, you win the prize for lowest comprehension of the actual article. The quote was from a liberal nitwit, who voted in favor of legalization and then turned around and simply 'refused,' to believe the same government that imprisons people for possessing plants wouldn't engage in an 'arrest campaign.' I know what government is for. The Lord of Creation, who also made seed bearing plants like marijuana and said, "... they are good," also established government for the purpose of punishing EVIL and UPHOLDING good. The government of the united States does just the opposite. After all, legalization of murder, theft, and adultery can hardly be considered good. Unless of course, you're an idiot. And BTW, I was being ironic too.
Three months ago, voters in Colorado and Washington approved ballot initiatives aimed at legalizing the possession, production and distribution of marijuana. A month later, Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department would settle on a response to this historic development "relatively soon."

How soon is that? I have been trying to get a response to that question from Justice Department spokeswoman Nanda Chitre for about a month, but she is not returning my calls. Meanwhile, the U.S. attorney's offices in Colorado and Washington decline to give any indication of how they will treat the state-licensed marijuana stores that are scheduled...