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    Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Yes libertarians your hero Ron Paul isnt nuts...<smirk> Bipartisanship at its best right lol

    Here's one of the strangest pairings of late in Congress: Reps. Ron Paul and Barney Frank are teaming up today on legislation to legalize marijuana.


    The legislation by Paul, a libertarian-thinking Texas Republican running for president, and Frank, a liberal Massachusetts Democrat, is being touted by the advocacy group Marijuana Policy Project (MPP).


    Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana - On Politics: Covering the US Congress, Governors, and the 2010 Election - USATODAY.com

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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    It'd certainly be a new form of tax revenue, and might cut the risks involved with spice and incense. Over the last three years Texas has significantly loosened its marijuana laws and I am not aware of any negative consequence to those moves.
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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Ron Paul is the man. Not a fan of Frank, but I recall his boyfriend getting caught growing marijuana awhile back so this isn't shocking. Sadly, I don't expect it to pass.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    During the first debate, the one where romney didnt show up...Ron Paul was asked if he would be ok with legalizing Heroin he said sure why not...hes nuts

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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    During the first debate, the one where romney didnt show up...Ron Paul was asked if he would be ok with legalizing Heroin he said sure why not...hes nuts
    This is the explanation:
    Paul was the only candidate at the debate to make news, calling for the repeal of laws against prostitution, cocaine and heroin. The freedom to use drugs, he argued, is equivalent to the freedom of people to “practice their religion and say their prayers.” Liberty must be defended “across the board.” “It is amazing that we want freedom to pick our future in a spiritual way,” he said, “but not when it comes to our personal habits.”
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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    This is the explanation:


    linky linky
    For the record, the article is kind of hackish, but that portion is pretty much directly from Ron Paul.
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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    This is long overdue. Making Marijuana illegal was based on lies and racism going back to the era of William Randolph Hearst who went to war against Hemp because he owned paper mills and timber. He also claimed that Mexicans went on a killing spree while high on pot. It never happened but the facts didn't count.

    In 1937 we got the BS for all this time and the wacko movie Reefer Madeness which I was shown in High School in the 60s and thought it was a comedy and didn't know anything about Pot at the time.

    I have since learned the facts, and it is why I think that lying about Pot has brought a lot of young people into addictions with really dangerous drugs because people think, they lied about Pot did they lie about Cocaine, and other drugs too.

    We have lied about sex too, and I think kids find out about the lies and all hell breaks loose,

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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    This is the explanation:


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    Ok and I still submit hes nuts...he would be more dangerous as president than anyone else..

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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Also, in reference to drug legalization:
    In the face of a growing number of deaths and cases of HIV linked to drug abuse, the Portuguese government in 2001 tried a new tack to get a handle on the problem—it decriminalized the use and possession of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, LSD and other illicit street drugs. The theory: focusing on treatment and prevention instead of jailing users would decrease the number of deaths and infections.

    Five years later, the number of deaths from street drug overdoses dropped from around 400 to 290 annually, and the number of new HIV cases caused by using dirty needles to inject heroin, cocaine and other illegal substances plummeted from nearly 1,400 in 2000 to about 400 in 2006, according to a report released recently by the Cato Institute, a Washington, D.C, libertarian think tank.
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    Re: Ron Paul, Barney Frank team up to legalize marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    This is the explanation:


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    Not a very good explanation. I agree w/ lpast.
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