I did not say you were bizarre. I was hoping to hear what the philosophies were. Do you realize how many rights we have been deprived of over the years? Imagine those first IRS agent in 1913. Imagine coke-less Coca-Cola. Imagine the drug war (as per te OP). Imagine Obamacare. Imagine The Patriot Act. Government is on a slow but steady path to control everyone and everything. Partly from greed. Partly from the masses of population.
I don't think that the scenario is very likely. I don't think Obama will "take away your guns". But if and when this does happen (just as it is in many other countries) - will you be willing to die for that particular right? Apparently yes in your case but I'll be interested to see a few other responses.
Never said I liked any of those either... and it wouldn't take gun confiscation, Pelosi's AWB might be enough to be the trigger.
yeah, its bad enough as it is... but when they come to disarm the citizenry, its because things are about to get a lot WORSE and they don't want you to be able to fight back.
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While I was in Bhutan there was significant illegal trade along the Chinese border for butter tea. This was in despite of the fact that they had harsh penalties. For a further example you can look to Singapore with their draconian drug laws.
For me, as a current smoker, I would quit. No questions asked. So I guess you would see significant curtailment, but still have a drug trade.
Yeah because **** government tyranny.
They'll have to pry my bong from my cold dead hands!
Same with my guns. (actually I don't have any guns yet, I'm just a poor college student )
Similarly, I wouldn't partake in it if it carried the death penalty.
I'd also even be more vehemently opposed to anti-marijuana laws in that case than I am now.
I wouldn't eat vegetables if they carried a penalty of death on them either. There's a lot of things I'd stop doing if the penalty for participating in the activity, or having the stuff necessary to participate, was the death penalty. Doesn't make it right to make the penalty such.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
They can hang you in Kuwait for possession.
Checking this now, the death penalty for drugs is in a lot of ME countries.
Capital punishment for drug trafficking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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