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    Re: Kansas Democrats force amendment to include lawmakers in welfare drug tests

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    More likely, Kansas will be the first red state to decriminalize marijuana. And possibly most other recreational drugs.
    What a crazy twist that'd be. But first? Dunno about that. Could be a race...

    Reduced marijuana penalties OK'd by Oklahoma panel

    Criminal penalties for marijuana possession in Oklahoma would be reduced under a bill passed without objection by a House committee.

    The House Public Safety Committee voted 14-0 on Wednesday for the bill that would make first and second offenses of marijuana possession a misdemeanor. Under current law, a second offense is a felony punishable by between two and 10 years in prison.

    Stillwater Democratic Rep. Cory Williams says he would have preferred to make all marijuana possession offenses misdemeanors, but that such a proposal was unlikely to pass the committee.

    Williams says it makes little sense to imprison someone or burden them with a felony conviction for simply possessing a drug that is legal in some states.
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    Re: Kansas Democrats force amendment to include lawmakers in welfare drug tests

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Which is why there needs to be a process of federal referendum so the people can pass federal laws themselves - so they can directly limit the power of our federal legislators who impose stupid laws on the rest of the people of this country.
    Wth?
    We basically already have that.
    It is called an election.

    Or are you saying you forget we live in a Republic?

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    Re: Kansas Democrats force amendment to include lawmakers in welfare drug tests

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Wth?
    We basically already have that.
    It is called an election.

    Or are you saying you forget we live in a Republic?
    And you believe the choice between D or R actually constitutes a functional republic? Do you also think people shouldn't complain about being run over by a truck because they got to choose the logo plastered on the side?

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    Re: Kansas Democrats force amendment to include lawmakers in welfare drug tests

    Quote Originally Posted by ChunkySalsa View Post
    And you believe the choice between D or R actually constitutes a functional republic? Do you also think people shouldn't complain about being run over by a truck because they got to choose the logo plastered on the side?
    Spare me your hyperbolic absurdity!


    Secondly, the last time I checked, we made it this far with what we have. That isn't anything to sneeze at.
    Additionally, I believe we have many examples of third parties being elected over the years.
    The main problem with most third parties is generally they can not garner enough support to get elected. That isn't the republics fault, but the party's fault.

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    Re: Kansas Democrats force amendment to include lawmakers in welfare drug tests

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Kansas Senate passes bill to require drug tests for welfare, unemployment recipients ... and lawmakers - KansasCity.com

    HA..haha...hahahaha. Wow...I love this move. PLEASE...oh please let a lawmaker get busted. If you want to regulate...get regulated. LOVE IT!
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    Re: Kansas Democrats force amendment to include lawmakers in welfare drug tests

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Wth?
    We basically already have that.
    It is called an election.

    Or are you saying you forget we live in a Republic?
    No. We don't have that. We don't have that at all.

    Yes, we elect representatives on what they campaign to do.

    But there's no way to force those representatives we elected to do what they campaigned on. Except to elect someone else in the next election.

    Which, because of how the two-party system has implemented safeguards for incumbents, is quite difficult to do.

    Which means that the only legislation that gets passed is the legislation that those in power want passed - regardless of what the people want.

    Which is why there needs to be a way for the people to directly pass what they want, so that such things get passed even when our representatives are against it.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Kansas Democrats force amendment to include lawmakers in welfare drug tests

    Quote Originally Posted by vendur View Post
    II - All Opening Post threads posted in *BN* must have:

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    Good Point, I got the second article I was reading. Intent is correct though.

    Here is the link to the original artical I quoted and put the title on the thread of.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/02/2...re-drug-tests/
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    Re: Kansas Democrats force amendment to include lawmakers in welfare drug tests

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Spare me your hyperbolic absurdity!


    Secondly, the last time I checked, we made it this far with what we have. That isn't anything to sneeze at.
    Additionally, I believe we have many examples of third parties being elected over the years.
    The main problem with most third parties is generally they can not garner enough support to get elected. That isn't the republics fault, but the party's fault.
    Spare me your deluded naivety. We have a plutocratic hegemony consisting of millionaires who write the laws to keep themselves in power and profiting. They can do whatever the **** they want so long as their friends in the media can spin the negative consequences as the other team's fault and their propaganda machines can wash out the objections of the experts. Third parties will never gain power so long as the Reps and Dems write the laws and get to select who they want voting for them.

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    Re: Kansas Democrats force amendment to include lawmakers in welfare drug tests

    Strange way to get democrats to do something worth doing. There's an emerging market for cups that guarantee a negative test result.

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    Re: Kansas Democrats force amendment to include lawmakers in welfare drug tests

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    OSHA and the Freedom of Information Act for starters. Oh, and a small fairly new law called the PPACA.
    I figured you'd bring up PPACA, hence the question. Congress isn't exempt from the PPACA. They use the exact same health care plan that all federal employees do, and are actually explicitly required to participate in an insurance exchange under the PPACA.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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