Originally Posted by Adema3412
Right now it is a federal issue, if you haven't heard there is a federal law that makes possession of marijuana illegal. Seeing as how the OP supports Ron Paul, I don't think he would have any problem were the issue to be addressed on the state level.
This isn't even relevant to the thread, it isn't about legalization per say, but about how these attempts at moral policing, do not create a more moral society.
Bingo. This thread isn't about my personal views that both should be legal, it is about moral policing that we love to do in this country. We use government to enforce a set guideline of morality that I believe is inherently corrupt and a disgusting misuse of our government.
Originally Posted by 2term8r
Marijuana isn't a national issue. It is a state issue and it should stay that way. Stop your b*tchin. Get informed about your local senators, law makers and judges and vote them in if they support legalization. ITS NOT A NATIONAL ISSUE like you guys want it to be.
If you want a degrading sense of nationalism like europe and the dutch then move there. Sound like a bunch of hippys that want EVERY thing that makes a person happy legal and free to everyone.
Sorry, it is a national issue, I wish it was a state issue because then I would have a lot more power in my hands to work on getting our laws reformed. When states started turning the drinking age to 21 some states refused, Wisconsin being one of them. Guess what the federal government did? They refused to give Wisconsin federal funding for highways that most states receive. The same thing will happen with marijuana. The best we can do on the state level is to get marijuana decriminalized that states like Ohio, Colorado, New York, California, and Oregon have.
Trust me, I don't want it to be a national issue, and strongly oppose the idea of the federal government regulating the states in regards to prostitution and marijuana, that isn't there job. There job is laid out pretty well in the constitution and they should stick to it.
I love the hippy slur btw. I already addressed that in my original post.
Guess what? Last time I checked those hippies in Netherlands aren't in a war that is costing millions per day. Nor are they facing an economic meltdown because of failing currency. Nor do they have the social problems we have in regards to crime, drug use, teenage pregnancy, and people living in poverty. Once you stop being a nationalist whore that thinks, "America is the best and can do no wrong", then maybe we can get somewhere fixing the problems in this country. America is a great place, but has shortcomings that need to be addressed instead of ignored.