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(81 posts)
Sun May 1, 2016, 11:22 AM May 2016

Still unplugging


Just watched this powerful documentary. As I have posted many times now I am an ex republican who enthusiastic about supporting Senator Sanders. I keep finding powerful reasons to embrace the progressive cause. He is the only candidate addressing this head on. I am not sure my link went through. The documentary is The Culture High.

We put more people in prison than any other country.
Whites and blacks use pot on a per capita equal basis. Blacks are far more likely to be arrested and incarcerated.
There is a profit motive to fight the "war on drugs" by confiscating property.
The drug companies who own politicians (especially conservative politicians) fight legalization because pot would eliminate the need of many of these drugs.
Prisons are overfilled.

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Still unplugging (Original Post) Oixi1993 May 2016 OP
here's the trailer Pharaoh May 2016 #1
Welcome to DU. DamnYankeeInHouston May 2016 #2
Welcome to DU! May I ask if you have registered with another party? Democratic Party perhaps? silvershadow May 2016 #3
(Still Registered as an R) Oixi1993 May 2016 #4
Thank you for being honest, and for answering a question you didn't have to. I remain silvershadow May 2016 #5
Vote Oixi1993 May 2016 #6
Well that is certainly an indictment and I understand. Peace! nt silvershadow May 2016 #7


(10,336 posts)
3. Welcome to DU! May I ask if you have registered with another party? Democratic Party perhaps?
Mon May 2, 2016, 04:53 AM
May 2016

If we can help in any way with that endeavor, don't hesitate to ask!



(81 posts)
4. (Still Registered as an R)
Mon May 2, 2016, 12:23 PM
May 2016

I have clearly decided to support Sanders. I will not be voting for Trump under any circumstances. I cannot quite come to grips with voting for Clinton. Just being honest.

I now see myself as more of a Progressive than anything. What I am learning is the issues that Progressives have promoted end up being the right solution. In my humble opinion, and I say this with all due respect, it appears that Democrats seem satisfied with half measures when if you are going to fix it fix it all the way. I am still registered as a Republican.



(10,336 posts)
5. Thank you for being honest, and for answering a question you didn't have to. I remain
Mon May 2, 2016, 02:29 PM
May 2016

hopeful we will present a candidate who can earn your vote. Believe me. I am hopeful we can present a candidate who can make us all proud, so we can all breathe a sigh of collective relief.

PS: Fair warning: Do not advocate, under any circumstance, for a Republican or third party candidate here on the boards. It gets quite touchy around here during election season. (not saying you would, just providing you some valuable info).



(81 posts)
6. Vote
Mon May 2, 2016, 06:11 PM
May 2016

Thanks for the advice. I would never promote any candidate outside of the D realm and understand your friendly warning. My heart and mind is with Progressives and not with the Establishment. Cruz is a phony. Trump is too many names for me to list and none of them are good. If I had a gun to my head and was forced to pick between Clinton and Trump I might just tell them to pull the trigger. If I survived that I would vote for Clinton.

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