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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-10 12:46 PM
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12. but the issue is, honestly, that "hippies" is a stereotype
Edited on Tue Aug-31-10 12:52 PM by RainDog
Talk all you want about both parties wanting to beat up on hippies, the truth is that marijuana laws are used against African-Americans and Hispanics.

I saw this bipartisan bill - it's the equivalent of members of Congress running out to the steps of the capitol to cite the pledge of allegiance, like idiotic lemmings, after that guy, during the Bush admin., brought a lawsuit to stop the pledge b/c of the "under god" added in the 1950s as part of the McCarthy-era bullshit. I have no respect for those who engage in this sort of bullshit for the idiotic masses of Americans. Congress is supposed to temper the stupidity, not create it.

It's not hippies who get arrested out of all proportion b/c of marijuana laws - which is something discussed in the link. The law is used as a cudgel against people of color - something the NAACP talked about when it came out in support of Prop 19.

So, in effect, Democrats who want to use marijuana laws to pretend to be all about law and order (which, honestly, is a joke for any member of Congress considering the corruption there) are enabling racists. Democrats who support the current prohibition give racists cover for their sickness.

However, hiding behind the ruse of law and order also allows members of Congress to continue to enact laws that benefit the oil industry by keeping hemp illegal, and lets them pimp for the pharmaceutical industry - neither of whom want to have to competition for their products.
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