"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
In an age where prescription pills are killing people by the handfuls and are accounting for a drastic increase in the number of addicts, I wonder why Christie would waste his time and effort to keep Marijuana illegal. How about he spend that time taking on the big business of pharmaceuticals. You want to help fight drug addiction? That's where you need to start.
Hail to the King baby!
Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
The only political group who agrees with him are republicans, both democrats and independents say it should be legal.
Only age-groups 45 or older say it should be illegal.
In the article it is said that he also is opposed to medical marijuana. But he does know that in a recent opinion poll 84% of polled people say they agree with medical marijuana. That mean even most republicans agree with it. And this is not a 'just now" poll but since 2012 that number has been around 85% of polled people who agree with the use of medical marijuana.
Also, only 37% say it is down to the federal government to decide whether or not marijuana should be legal compared to 58% who say state governments should decide that.
In a poll from last year by Pew, people where asked about states that moved away from mandatory prison sentences for non-violent drugs offenders and whether they agreed with that or not, 63% of polled people said that was a good thing, only 32% disagreed with that. How on earth is he going to sell "cracking down" when people think the "cracking down" has been going way too far with mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders.
When asked whether people with a small amount of pot should be jailed or not a whopping 76% of polled Americans said that these people should not be jailed at all and only 22% saying they should be in jail. In a CNN poll from 2014, when asked:
Assuming marijuana is not legalized, do you think people arrested for possession of small amounts of marijuana should be put in jail, or just have to pay a fine but without serving any time in jail?
12% said people needed to be jailed for that offense
79% said just a fine
2% said both
5% said none
2% were unsure.
People are not interested in a huge crackdown on marijuana, I don't think republicans are much interested in that. Christie should worry about something that could actually safe loads of lives like obesity (and yes, I am morbidly obese too and know how dangerous and how many problems it is causing me now that I am a bit on in life) and good affordable health care and crack down on drugs like meth, krokodil, molly and crack. Those are the drugs that destroy most lives in the USA and cause the most violence and deaths on the streets.
Christie shows he is out of touch with the US public when he rants like this, Bill Maher must be sharpening his knives to cut Christie to pieces on this issue
the First Amendment gives everyone “the right to be very critical of a Petty, handicapped mocking, unbalanced, whiny so-called President and criticize him strongly.”
So does Marco Rubio...(another one bites the dust)
Marco Rubio Is Inclined to Raid State-Licensed Marijuana Businesses - Hit & Run : Reason.com
"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana
Not for nothing...but the Obama justice Department was talking big **** about targeting state marijuana dispensaries not too long ago. Is Christies position all that different than Barracks?
couldnt be because they were forced to...huh?
U.S. Justice Department Says It Will Ignore Federal Law and Prosecute People for Medical Marijuana Despite Congressional Spending Ban | Drug Policy Alliance