I was simply stating that many folks are in an uproar over certain provisions of the Patriot Act, but the 'War on Drugs' has done more to erode civil liberties than the Patriot Act. Are you agreeing?
Completely agree. I misinterpreted what I originally read and I stand corrected.
Lawsuits: Should a state be required to spend taxpayers money to sue the IFG for something that you have said is a power reserved by the state?
If that's what it takes, then yes. That's the beauty of the way our government is set up and that we have a system for redress of grievances.
Prisons: Hell no we don't need more Americans in prison.
1. We have to pay for it with our taxes.
2. You put a non-violent marijuana dealer--you know, that goofy dude that sold weed in the dorms in college... the guy down the hall from you-- in jail with murderers, rapists, and armed robbers, then tack on a felony conviction that all but assures he isn't going to get a great job, then folks wonder why he's a repeat offender.
Some people just don't get it, and I'm not one who is sold on rehabilitation for all offenses. More often than not I turn off the news in disgust at what I see.
Where there's smoke, there's fire, and I'm not one who is trusting of people in general. If that were the case, I wouldn't feel the need to carry at all.
Basically, if it took an amendment to the US Constitution to ban alcohol, why shouldn't it take an amendment to ban other drugs?
Agree with this completely. I don't see how one is different from the other by way of legislative act.
I think it's a tragedy that the government can prevent a person from exercising an INALIENABLE right because they got caught with a joint. Next time, it could be anyone caught with tobacco... but if you* don't smoke, that wouldn't affect you* either.
What I think is a tragedy is how this country has glorified a culture of modern day liberal values. No morals, no integrity, and forget about equal opportunity - it has to be equal results. If Tommy and Tyrone don't get the same result from the same opportunity, then something is wrong.
I call BS on that one.