Reader: Ron Paul supporter tells Republicans not to treat marijuana like political Kryptonite

In a post yesterday, marijuana advocate Brian Vicente predicted that the federal government will reschedule pot in five years -- but only if either Barack Obama or Ron Paul win the 2012 election. A number of Paul supporters weighed in on the issue, with one warning of dire consequences if conservatives keep demonizing weed.

Joeyrockx writes:

As a conservative I'm getting concerned. This issue is quickly becoming our "illegal immigration" so to speak. We need to pull our heads out of the sand before we lose future generations for good. This is a common sense issue, its as basic as two plus two, all the polls show support for legal cannabis rising at a staggering rate. We need to let go of the old wives tales, let go of the nonsensical horror stories. All the science points in the same direction, all the polls point in the same direction, not to mention basic common sense points in the same direction. We have 5% of the worlds population and we house 25% of the worlds prison population, that costs money, that is insane.

As conservatives its important that we make it clear to younger generations. We are the party of common sense. We are the party of freedom and personal responsibility. There is absolutely no reason to laugh in the face of science, while holding on to bankrupting, backward policy's for the sake of nostalgia. Its time to let go of the past, we were wrong, period. The war on drugs has destroyed millions of lives, we've wasted over a trillion dollars. This is supposed to be the land of the free, not the land of the incarcerated. We have allowed our government to rob us of our 4th amendment rights, all for what? A plant? Are you kidding me? Stand up for freedom before there's none left to fight for. Freedom and personal responsibility, live it, breath it, preach it. Vote for Ron Paul.

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Louis Nardozi
Louis Nardozi

Santorum was apparently taking bribes from Accuweather to introduce legislation that prevents the NWS from giving out free weather reports - now that information is given to AccuWeather to sell to us. But it gets better - he sold us out for a lousy $2000.Hm. He also sold us out on a $10 billion bailout of tobacco farmers - for $9,000. Nice work if you're a tobacco farmer I guess.He took $6,000 to reduce the federal tax on a keg of beer by 1/2. Nice work if you can get it.

http://www.citizensforethics.o...

Then there's Romney. His SuperPac changed reporting requirements so it can hide who the money came from until after the Florida primary.His Democrat opponent for governor had a better NRA rating than he did. Of course there's Romneycare, the model for Obamacare. Plus, he was excused military service because he had to go convert more Mormons. Good enough reason not to serve, huh?

Then there's Paul. Unimpeachable integrity. Military service. 12 Term Congressman that NEVER ONCE voted to increase taxes. Responsible for bringing the problems with the FED to the attention of the 75% of people who now want an audit. Delivered over 4000 babies, many of which to poor families - but did not accept Medicare or any other government payments. 30 years of consistency and 30 years fighting for YOUR individual liberty.Despised by the media for speaking the truth about the bailouts, the FED and the erosion of civil liberties. Will end the wars - the ONLY candidate to unequivocally state so. Only candidate to predict the housing bust. Only candidate able to explain why we our economy is so bad and how to fix it. ONLY candidate with a plan to ACTUALLY cut spending, instead of just proposed increases. I could go on for pages, but you get the point. Will you vote in your own self interest?

Malenursealex112
Malenursealex112

Do it for the kids dealers don't ask for I.D. But gov. Regulated distributers will

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

Just follow the link and you'll see how I did it.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

If the Democratic Party had not continued to treat cannabis as though it were political kryptonite, I might still be a member -- I am glad I left; both major parties are inimical to the welfare of the People.

If you are a member of the Democratic or Republican Parties, shame!

Change your affiliation (and other voter information) at:  https://www.sos.state.co.us/Vo...

Gary Rose
Gary Rose

why would you change your affiliation to avoid "shame"? lol, how stupid. 

You should be registered Republican by now so that you can participate in the Ron Paul Revolution. 

Ron Paul 2012. 

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

"why would you change your affiliation to avoid "shame"? lol, how stupid." -- exactly the kind of off-the-wall expostulation I would expect out of a Ron Paul supporter. Both major parties have harmed our country and our People; that is reason to be ashamed, if one has been a member of one of them, is not oblivious, and has a conscience (of course, that is a tiny majority of the electorate).

I would not vote for a Republican unless you held a gun to my head, and maybe not even then.  After Hack and the General Assembly's miserable response to medical cannabis, the President's flip-flop on that issue, and both our US Senators voting for indefinite detention of citizens and the repeal of Posse Comitatus, I feel about the same way about Democrats too.

xxixpines
xxixpines

Are you discounting the democrats whom (by stealth) are part of the Ron Paul Revolution?

Burberry
Burberry

You left, or were kicked out for being an obnoxious douche?  I'm guessing the latter.

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