…the way this cyclist chucked out a refrigerator full of drugs.
Archive for the ‘Drug War’ Category
For those eager, too eager perhaps, to close done the Last Place on Earth a sobering documentary is coming your way.
But then again, that’s nothing new for me. I’ve been running for political office since 1976 and always told voters I smoked marijuana.
I completed the survey in Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish and I’m not so different than his other readers. By the way. I’d recommend the email to Sullivan at the end of the survey which prompted the survey. I’d have answered “yes” to that to.
From Ezra Klein:
On Saturday’s edition of “Up With Chris Hayes,” Gary Johnson brought up an old Newt Gingrich idea I hadn’t heard before: Putting individuals who brought more than two ounces of marijuana into the United States to death. That sounded extreme, even for Gingrich. So I looked it up. And sure enough, there it is: “The Drug Importer Death Penalty Act of 1996.”
What makes the bill even more amazing is that Gingrich himself is a confessed pot smoker. When he was young, he said, experimenting with drugs “was a sign we were alive and in graduate school in that era.”
Actually the first link to the NPR story isn’t the one I was looking for. There was another story on the War on Crime that Richard Nixon got started to appeal to George Wallace voters that pointed out he originally emphasized treatment to incarceration. Incarceration was more popular. Considering the slow evolution of the Republican party to being a pet of the Dixiecrats the results or the Drug War don’t seem so coincidental……..Nor the call of Republicans today to make sure ex-cons can never be readmitted to the voting booth.
I have to give some credit to Rick Santorum on that score. In his last debate he actually talked about prisoners serving their sentence as though that should be the end of a criminal’s punishment allowing for a return of citizenship.
…its refreshing to hear something sane and uplifting from a Republican in New Jersey.