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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    I don't like rand Paul at all but nothing he said here is wrong. Smoking pot is a dumb idea. So is drinking alcohol and huffing paint. It should be legal to do stupid **** like this but that doesnt mean it should be actively encouraged.

    It is disgusting that so many libertarians are ONLY libertarians for the drug legalization. These junkies who can't separate their bad habits from their politics are the reason we aren't mainstream. Get the **** out of the libertarian party, we don't need you!
    This post is just one giant contradiction. People who advocate for marijuana legalization are the reason you aren't mainstream? And you'd be more mainstream if you compared smoking weed to huffing paint?

    Who are you calling a junkie? I've never touched hard drugs in my life, let alone heroin.

    You seem to be the one who can't separate your personal preferences from the political views they contradict (though the very notion of a "libertarian party" in modern electoral politics is a contradiction in itself).
    Last edited by HumanBeing; 06-20-13 at 09:43 AM.
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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Getting stoned is no more a bad idea than getting drunk. ANYTHING can be abused and misused. Smoking pot 17 times a day is not a good idea. Smoking pot once a day is not going to make someone a complete idiot who is unproductive either just as having a glass of wine a day or a beer is going to do the same thing.

    Seems many so called libertarians simply have a sterotype attitude for pot smokers that they are all Cheech and Chong smokers.
    Are you even reading what I write or are you just on a ****ing tirade because I dared to impugn your beloved herb? Read my first post and see how idiotic what you are saying is.

    You are proving my point!

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Sounds amazingly like the (long ago) failed argument for prohibition of alcohol.
    The arguments didn't fail. That's why we got Prohibition, that is, the arguments succeeded. The burdens of that success were why we lost it.
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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by HumanBeing View Post
    This post is just one giant contradiction. People who advocate for marijuana legalization are the reason you aren't mainstream? And you'd be more mainstream if you compared smoking weed to huffing paint?

    Who are you calling a junkie? I've never touched hard drugs in my life, let alone heroin.

    You seem to be the one who can't separate your personal preferences from the political views they contradict (though the very notion of a "libertarian party" in modern electoral politics is a contradiction in itself).
    No, you can't separate people who want drugs to be illegal from people who acknowledge that drugs are bad.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by HumanBeing View Post
    Yes, but unlike him, at least I gave an example instead of just a broad unsubstantiated statement aimed at millions upon millions of weed smokers.



    Well yeah, that's the point isn't it. He wasn't referring to anyone in specific, or giving any facts to back up his claim. Like I said, it was just a broad attack on people who smoke weed in general. He didn't even limit it to stoners, he just said "people who smoke weed" as if taking a puff every now and then is going to turn you into some sort of messed up drug addict.
    If you choose to see it that way, that's up to you. Just realize that you and people like you could be the exception to the rule.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Are you even reading what I write or are you just on a ****ing tirade because I dared to impugn your beloved herb? Read my first post and see how idiotic what you are saying is.

    You are proving my point!
    I did, you are judging people as using pot as a dumb idea, when in fact that is simply a steroetype you and others like you continue.

    You are proving MY point. Maybe you need hooked on phonics.

    And FYI while your on your soapbox, I don't even smoke pot. But the stereotypes from idiots judging pot smokers is astounding.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I did, you are judging people as using pot as a dumb idea, when in fact that is simply a steroetype you and others like you continue.

    You are proving MY point. Maybe you need hooked on phonics.
    Your point is idiotic. Yes, i proudly pass judgment on drug users, as is my right, and the judgment is that the liberarian party does not need to be associated with you. We would let you have your substances and let it be perfectly legal, but for God's sake keep it to yourself!

    If you read my first post you would see that I already said smoking pot is equally bad as drinking alcohol.
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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    If you choose to see it that way, that's up to you. Just realize that you and people like you could be the exception to the rule.
    And Rand Paul could also be wrong. Do you accept that possibilty?

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    No, you can't separate people who want drugs to be illegal from people who acknowledge that drugs are bad.
    I freely admit that drugs can be good or bad, depending on the drugs, the person using them, and how they are used. What's your point? We both agree it should be legal, so what are we disagreeing on? No one here is advocating public service announcements encouraging people to go out and smoke more weed.
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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    If you choose to see it that way, that's up to you. Just realize that you and people like you could be the exception to the rule.
    He made an unjustifiably wide generalization, that's all there is to it unless you can come up with some facts and figures to support his argument.
    If you hate capitalism so much, then just write everything in lower case. Problem solved.

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