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    Schwarzenegger seeks debate on marijuana legalization

    Hmmm at least he is doing something right.

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    Re: Schwarzenegger seeks debate on marijuana legalization

    The entire war on drugs, marijuana in particular, is absurd.

    most of the problems associated with drug use are caused by the war on drugs, not by the drugs themselves.

    not to mention that the US spends billions of dollars every year on this futile effort. the price of drugs is going down and the availability is going up, while we're spending more and more money on prohibition efforts.

    I say decriminalize, tax, and regulate all drugs. but, if we have to start somewhere, start with marijuana.

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    Re: Schwarzenegger seeks debate on marijuana legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Hmmm at least he is doing something right.

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    But he keeps forgetting when it was that he came up with the idea.
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    Re: Schwarzenegger seeks debate on marijuana legalization

    Funny how in the desperate effort of Governments to find revenue at any cost, we now have Governments who have spent decades trying to stop people from smoking now wanting them to smoke.

    Yes, I know, sucking marijuana smoke into your lungs causes NO harm.

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    Re: Schwarzenegger seeks debate on marijuana legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Hmmm at least he is doing something right.

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    God I love the picture in that article.

    And of course pot should be legal, there's no rational reason as to why it's not. It's not legal now only because of historical reasons.
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    Re: Schwarzenegger seeks debate on marijuana legalization

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    Re: Schwarzenegger seeks debate on marijuana legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Funny how in the desperate effort of Governments to find revenue at any cost, we now have Governments who have spent decades trying to stop people from smoking now wanting them to smoke.

    Yes, I know, sucking marijuana smoke into your lungs causes NO harm.
    But let's not forget that it is the smoker's decision on whether to suck smoke into his lungs, not the government's. That is the Conservative ideal. Regulation of people's private lives is the Liberal one.
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    Re: Schwarzenegger seeks debate on marijuana legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    But let's not forget that it is the smoker's decision on whether to suck smoke into his lungs, not the government's. That is the Conservative ideal. Regulation of people's private lives is the Liberal one.
    No no no, the "conservative" ideal for some is it's ok for the government to regulate the private lives of people so long as that regulation is for things they like. For instance, drug prohibition, FCC censorship, making sure Intelligent Design is in the science class room, and banning same-sex marriage. Those are nasty bad things and people can't be trusted with those freedoms. The liberal ideal is those guys expanding government into what the "conservatives" like, such as gun restrictions, smoking bans, and private property rights. Duh.
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    Re: Schwarzenegger seeks debate on marijuana legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    But let's not forget that it is the smoker's decision on whether to suck smoke into his lungs, not the government's. That is the Conservative ideal. Regulation of people's private lives is the Liberal one.
    I am not certain using illicit drugs is a Conservative ideal; however it is absolutely true that sucking smoke into one's lungs is a purely personal decision and if it does not affect those around you, by all means smoke!

    But my comments were about the irony of Liberals wanting to stop everyone from smoking and passing laws to put the cigarette industry out of business yet now, when strapped with the realities of their out of control spending, want to legalize pot, but not on principle, but purely to find another source of revenue.

    So the next LOGICAL step is to analyze what will happen if they indeed legalize pot and start to tax its use; but alas, in a debate like this, logic is the first victim.

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    Re: Schwarzenegger seeks debate on marijuana legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No no no, the "conservative" ideal for some is it's ok for the government to regulate the private lives of people so long as that regulation is for things they like. For instance, drug prohibition, FCC censorship, making sure Intelligent Design is in the science class room, and banning same-sex marriage. Those are nasty bad things and people can't be trusted with those freedoms. The liberal ideal is those guys expanding government into what the "conservatives" like, such as gun restrictions, smoking bans, and private property rights. Duh.
    So in your diatribe searching for a purpose, do you think that ONLY Conservatives wish to keep pot illegal?

    How trite and typical yet consistent with most of your other uninformed diatribes about reality, politics and raising children.

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