Comments on: Obama, drugs and common sense Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: drugaddiction1 Fri, 06 Aug 2010 00:40:58 +0000 Please connect with me if you can help a real life drug addict.

By: defcon86 Sat, 26 Dec 2009 04:08:33 +0000 @ mcarney

If I changed my words from “legalise theft” to “legalise marijuana”, would my opinion suddenly become sensible and coherent?

I would have thought the terms were pretty much interchangeable.

By: Komment Thu, 24 Dec 2009 19:40:49 +0000 dr.dubious: Re I agree that drug laws should be strengthened: The Death Penalty for coffee or cigarette use, 10 years minimum jail for unprescribed Tylenol, etc.

Your suggestion would hurt the prison industry very badly, and thus the economy of the country that has the most prisoners in the world. It would be a blow to capitalism itself. Have you no compassion for the warders who would lose their jobs?

So, the solution would be life imprisonment, not death.

By: mcarney Thu, 24 Dec 2009 14:50:34 +0000 @ defcon86

Your comments are nonsensical and incoherant… are you high?

By: scottportraits Thu, 24 Dec 2009 03:37:00 +0000 This is a very good article, and I agree with it and most of the comments that followed. I wonder what you’d call the ‘gap’ that exists between mass public opinion and good sense, and political ideological survival. Apparently our leaders, including locals on city councils and sheriffs everywhere, seem lagging behind what the public really wants, and what would be best for us. Sheer timidity, or a political instinct to ‘survive’ and not say anything that might come back and bite you later.

Obama would never say that first paragraph to the press today, like he did in 2004. Yet it still rings true. What happened? Did he incur a liability once elected President which placed political survival above doing or saying the right thing ?

Politics is complicated. He understands he will have to ‘baby-step’ his way towards the goal of decriminalization, in minute increments, and by late summer 2012 he can run for re-election on a ‘legalize and abolish prohibition’ platform. He would definitely attract the young, the minority, the disenfranchised, to show up at the polls and push him in.

It could be the deciding issue.

Make it an election year issue in 2010, 2011, and 2012. We will only win this thing in the courts, in the press, and at the polls. Support all state and local measures to decriminalize ’til that glorious day………..

Good article Mr Debusmann. Hope to read more of your work in the future.

By: defcon86 Thu, 24 Dec 2009 03:28:50 +0000 The debate about drugs is simply a smokescreen, for an issue which we all know is much more important.

That issue is theft.

Theft is something which comes naturally to us. It is convenient. The ability to take possession of things which do not belong to us makes our lives better. It allows us to have things which we cannot afford, or don’t want to pay for.

All across America, people of all ages engage in theft. Despite centuries of trying, the government’s war on theft has come to nothing. Countless people are sitting in jail this minute, their lives and their family’s lives ruined simply because they wanted to take another person’s property for their own.

It is time to admit that the war on theft has failed. Logically, this means we should legalise theft.

Legalising theft is the logical conclusion. As any drug user, murderer or criminal will tell you, if a law is constantly broken by people who find it restrictive, it should be repealed.

In fact, the campaign for legalising theft and marijuana is very much intertwined due to the similar nature of these things.

After all, drug users will frequently steal to support their drug habits. And those under the influence of drugs tend not to recognise the property rights of others. And both marijuana and theft both involve personal benefit at the expense of faceless victims. Theft and drug use, indeed, are almost kindred spirits.

The required action has never been clearer. March on Washington! Remember our motto:

“Down with all hypocrisy. Legalise theft and marijuana”

If successful, the campaign for violent home invasions will follow. Our fellow amphetamine and heroin users need our support.

By: Telegraff Thu, 24 Dec 2009 02:45:47 +0000 @averageguy1– I find your comments quite entertaining in an ironic and unfortunate manner. It seems as though you are obviously a textbook example of a true intellectual. Your obvious superiority to the “young people of today” garners much due respect from your future caregivers.
Seriously though, I applaud you for your thorough use of contradiction.
However, your reasoning is quite hard to follow. It seems as though you have confused your personal intellect with real information. We all believe what we believe and I believe that you have failed to listen. Perhaps it is too late for you to re-evaluate your perception of the world (the external world around you) and I believe that this is quite sad.

p.s. one of the rules for posting on this site is as follows; “ensure all information provided to us is accurate, honest and not misleading.”
I don’t believe that personal beliefs meet this criteria. It disgusts and saddens me and many other “young people” when our supposed role-models are so ignorant of their own twisted perspectives. On a positive note, the propaganda of old-times is not a sustainable force and will soon be effectively forgotten.

By: onemanrehab Thu, 24 Dec 2009 01:54:29 +0000 Like most of the comments made, I think taxing and regulating a substance that is safer than alcohol makes the most sense. I think the government choosing one’s intoxicant is far too much power for them to have. I say, tax, regulate and fund treatment. It is concerning that the young person who goes to UNC (Chapel Hill?) and is a daily smoker thinks they have lost no cognitive functioning. Make no mistake, Marijuana is a dangerous psychoreactive drug that can have adverse effects.

By: WAM Wed, 23 Dec 2009 20:14:58 +0000 I go to the University of North Carolina I have a 3.5 GPA and Im a junior… I smoke pot just about every single day. I don’t think I have lost any cognitive ability according to the university I attend. Honestly, you can’t knock it until you try it. Just regulate and tax the dam flower.

By: bob_the_brewer Wed, 23 Dec 2009 20:07:29 +0000 marijuana was made illegal to deport the mexican immigrants during the early 1900’s. it was also suggested that marijuana caused african american people to go into a rage that caused them to rape and murder white people. the drug laws were created in racism and there is no denying that… it isnt man made, it is a gift from God. prohibition is futile. shift the money back to our schools where its needed, legalize and tax it.