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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 12:52 AM

14. I mentioned this here long ago

specifically the issue of Johnson pulling away some votes from Obama - and I was ridiculed for thinking Johnson could have any possible effect on the outcome of the election or that people who are in the pro-legalization camp might make a protest vote.

I hope that doesn't happen, but the reality is that Colorado's legalization initiative is popular b/c there are more libertarian than right wing conservative Republicans in CO. I don't know if that means anything for Obama - if those libertarians would've voted with fiscal conservative Romney or with "not religious right crazy" Obama.

What those who don't pay attention to the cannabis issue misunderstand is that it's not a "one issue" issue. There are a host of issues this one issue touches upon and the one that really strikes a chord in Americans is the idea that a govt. entity can, against best evidence, refuse to alter their bad policy that takes away the right to choose. The law is also applied in a racist manner, is a way to bump rural, mostly Republican population numbers via private prisons, has created corruption and violence within our law enforcement entities...

prohibition was also bad law and created more problems than it solved.

sometimes people decide "Enough," when they can read the evidence for themselves, but apparently the DEA and DHHS have lost the ability to do the same - unless they make an exception for a pharmaceutical company.

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