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    Re: Blacks in California Are Divided Over Proposition 19

    Black preachers deal with the day to day consequences of insobriety; the bruises, cut lips, broken bones, bullet wounds and the wasted lives. So, no, they're not going to be easily persuaded that ending any form of prohibition benefits their parishioners and communities. Especially when every corner store offers 20 varieties of totally legal, high alcohol content beer but not one piece of fresh fruit. Prop 19 isn't going to help that ratio one bit.

    If you are going to win over church going people you're going to have to explain the consequences of prohibition and how that does more harm than good. It's a tough sale, though. Be prepared to lose 8 out of 10 God-fearing people who see prohibition preventing a bad situation from being even worse.
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    Re: Blacks in California Are Divided Over Proposition 19

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Black preachers deal with the day to day consequences of insobriety; the bruises, cut lips, broken bones, bullet wounds and the wasted lives. So, no, they're not going to be easily persuaded that ending any form of prohibition benefits their parishioners and communities. Especially when every corner store offers 20 varieties of totally legal, high alcohol content beer but not one piece of fresh fruit. Prop 19 isn't going to help that ratio one bit.

    If you are going to win over church going people you're going to have to explain the consequences of prohibition and how that does more harm than good. It's a tough sale, though. Be prepared to lose 8 out of 10 God-fearing people who see prohibition preventing a bad situation from being even worse.
    I just fail to see how the Church's opinion is even remotely relevant here.
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    Re: Blacks in California Are Divided Over Proposition 19

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dane View Post
    I just fail to see how the Church's opinion is even remotely relevant here.
    It's not. Crack heads, clean, or not, can no longer think clearly.

    I'm thinking of Mr. Allen.
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    Re: Blacks in California Are Divided Over Proposition 19

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Because a lot of people are either too blind, too dumb to see the fact the so called preacher is nothing more than a snake-oil salesmen or a combination of both. The reason the faithful, obedient silent workers of Christ go unnoticed is because most likely they read Mathew chapter 6:1-8 and abide by it.
    Not to mention that there are many, many pastors who humbly take on their role in the community, rather than trying to be the rock star of a church. As always, the good go unnoticed, while the Jeremiah Wrights and Robert Tiltons get all the pub.

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    Re: Blacks in California Are Divided Over Proposition 19

    “The arrest statistics are disproportionate with respect to African-Americans and disproportionate with respect to use,” said Mr. MacCoun. “And that’s very hard to justify in any way.”
    yep - I attest this is quite true.

    My husband's family lives in Freemont, CA (near Oakland - I think). They are *rich* - not because of their current employment status - but because of Great-Gramps and his incredible abilities as an Entrepreneur/businessman - he built a family fortune.

    Being rich - there's no reason for them to work. So no one works.
    Gopalo and Gee - they NEVER have worked.
    Gee's kids don't work (except for my husband) they live with Gee, still.
    Their kid's kid's don't work.

    They are rich, lazy people - and have always been drug addicts - all of them, always.

    While we were visiting my brothers in law were high - one on weed, the other on coke. My father in law doesn't travel because he can't bear to leave his weed at home (not medical, either).

    But - have they EVER spent time in jail for any of their drug-use, possession and even selling?
    NOPE
    Because they *look* rich and live in a high-end neighborhood.

    People just assume that rich-looking people are decent, moral and avoid all wrongs.
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