Friday, June 18, 2010

Sarah Palin on Marijuana

Sarah Palin says that marijuana should be a lower priority for law enforcement.
“If somebody's gonna smoke a joint in their house and not do anybody any harm, then perhaps there are other things our cops should be looking at to engage in and try to clean up some of the other problems we have in society.”

But she is against legalization because she feels that it would send the signal to young people that smoking pot is okay.
Here is how I see it: Keeping pot illegal sends the message to pot smokers that breaking the law is ok. For example, former casual users Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton all placed the same value on the Constitution as POTUS as they placed on drug laws while in college.


Phil Marx said...

Legalizing pot sends a bad message to kids, so let's just wink and tell the cops to not enforce the law.

I suppose if the kids are high on crack they'll never understand the irony of this.

Michael Enders said...

Laws that should not be enforced rigorously should not exist to begin with. Having laws that are enforced according to the whims of law enforcement and politicians is not much different from having no law at all. In order for there to be respect for the law, the laws must first be respectable, and only laws that could be enforced strictly and consistently meet the test of being respectable.

Daddy said...

Since one in the know (and many others) claim it to be "so-called system of justice.." or "..injustice.." system
there is no reason to follow it, other than trying to avoid prosecution, similar to what is typical in all repressive regimes.

I would have go further, if I could, and possibly called it slavery society, hence my pot possession buddy in detention center is sold to work for $5/week (below the rate of _illegal_ immigrants here or rumored rate of prisoners in India), while my other buddy a lawyer in NY charges $20,000 a week for his protectionist service, that's 4000 times difference. Interestingly a recent YahooNews article depicting 12 million is US jails, has been rapidly taken offline without correction or . That number would equate savagery of this regime against it own population wiht that of stalinist SU/modern NorthKorea/Hitler's Germany. In my, perhaps not so humble opinion, the american bar association, and its state affiliates, should be investigated a la Nuremberg trial to determine those responsible for institutionalizing massive savage prosecution of American population.

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