So to sum up where the drug-warriors are now the people who are in favor of the War on Drugs. Even though they've admitted the War on Drugs is not working. Is that if we legalize marijuana, cocaine or heroin would be next. Even though there's no polling data that suggests, except for maybe if you poll. Cocaine or heroin dealers that if we were to legalize marijuana, that there would be a move to legalize cocaine or heroin next. Another argument that I heard from Jason Taylor was that if we can't stop thieves and other types of crimes not relating to drugs. We might as well just legalize those activities as well because we can't stop them. From a women on the panel that, if we legalize marijuana it would be available to kids and now kids would start getting high. Apparently unaware that if we were to legalize marijuana it would be regulated like alcohol. That you would have to be twenty or over to possess, purchase or use marijuana in this country. So if you think marijuana would be too available to kids, why don't you look at alcohol and tobacco as well.
The whole opposition to the marijuana debate is similar to the opposition in the Gay-marriage debate. In that they do not seem to be able to come up with an intelligent and persuasive argument against them. Other then that they just do not like them. The Conservative argument about marijuana would be a states-rights or Federalist one if you are actually a Conservative. This is not the Federal Government's business, besides the War on Drugs is not working and we are spending billions of dollars every year. Fighting a so called war that is simply not working and we have better things to do. Which is why the marijuana and Gay-marriage debates aren't about Liberal vs Conservative and to a certain extent. Left vs Right but more of just Pro vs Con, the Pros being a mixture of Leftists and Rightists, Liberals and. Progressives, as well as Conservatives and Libertarians vs Prohibitionists and Paternalists on the Right and Left who think that. The people shouldn't be allowed to make their own decisions of these issues.
I forget her name but the women in this video whose against marijuana-legalization apparently. But then admits that the War on Drugs is not working sums up the contradiction in the drug-warriors argument. Perfectly she doesn't need anyone to contradict her because she's already taking care of that herself. Why continue to support something you know is not working and maybe now is the time to change course. And try something else.
Friday, April 12, 2013
|Source: NBC News-|
1979 was a very rough year as the summer showed with an energy shortage and high inflation and interest rates and so- forth. And this was after the so-called crisis of confidence speech from President Carter in I believe August of that summer. And after the Iranian Hostage Crisis in November that year. And one of the ironic things about 1979 economically, was that the economy was growing and jobs were created before the recession later that year. But people weren't feeling that because whatever economic growth there was, was getting wiped out by high inflation and interest rates. The economic malaise and the Great Deflation of the 1970s, a combination of high inflation and interest rates, was the worst economy America had at that point at least since the Great Depression.
But the bad economy was obviously bad enough for President Carter and the Democratic Congress then. And probably enough reason for President Carter to lose reelection and for Democrats to at least lose a lot of seats in Congress, even if Republicans didn't win back the House or Senate. The Iranian Hostage Crisis late in 1979 was simply the toper to that. The country was still dealing with an energy crisis that a very cold winter and very hot summer that year obviously didn't help. I actually remember a little of that summer. The country was essentially in crisis mode that year and except for what was going in entertainment and sports which was great that year, especially the World Series and Super Bowl which were both classics that were both won by Pittsburgh, there wasn't much to be happy about.