0 votes

This Is Your Race On Drugs: Conway, [Rand] Paul Clash Over Drug Enforcement In Kentucky

"Democrats in Kentucky are high on the possibilities of debating drug enforcement with Rand Paul. The Republican nominee for Senate has advocated cutting federal spending on drug enforcement, which he has said should be left to the states. Jack Conway, the Democratic nominee (and the state's attorney general), is ripping Paul for the stance and claiming that Paul is ignoring Kentucky's many drug problems.

The result is a strange alternate reality where the Democrats think they have the upper hand on the tough-on-crime stuff -- and the Republicans are shying from a fight over law and order. There are signs that Paul's views are costing him dearly in the relatively tight Senate race: yesterday, the Fraternal Order of Police in Kentucky backed Conway, citing, among other things, his work to fight drug abuse in the Bluegrass State.

What exactly does Paul believe when it comes to drugs? He wants the federal government to dramatically lower its drug enforcement profile. "Paul wants to cut federal funding for undercover drug investigations and drug treatment programs," the AP reported last week. "He said he is opposed to the legalization of marijuana, even for medicinal purposes. But he also has called drug sentences of 10 to 20 years too harsh."

read more at...

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/08/this-is-your-race...



Trending on the Web

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

People with jobs are less likely to abuse drugs

People on welfare are more likely to abuse drugs.
Use drugs become a ward of the state in a state prison and an additional burden to the taxpayers and further
diminish the local economy. Legalize all drugs and eliminate the dealers and actually help the local economy by taxing what had previously been illegal and is now regulated at the state level like other drugs. Help people addicted with treatment not prison time that just perpetuates the cycle. Seems pretty simple to me. No profit motive then the availability falls.
Some great fortunes were made selling bootlegged booze during prohibition. Drugs are the same song second verse.

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

"My mosque is a green house!" - Rastafarian shaman

Cannabis for many . . . a sacred right.

The propaganda spewn by the war on drugs is severe and the word "marijuana" is conveniently tagged to eveything bad: lies, deciept and terrorism on you.

How Weed Won The West
From the creators of American Drug War the long awaited sequel How Weed Won The West delves deeply into the culture and commerce of cannabis featuring California’s ganja growers, medicinal marijuana patients and law reform advocates (one hour, forty minutes)
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/how-weed-won-the-west/

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High Ever wonder what British Columbia's most profitable industries are? Logging? Fishing? Tourism? Ever think to include marijuana? If you haven't, think again.
topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-union-the-business-behind-getting-high/ (one hour, 45 minutes)

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

By the way, I had read elsewhere that he was for

legalization of medical marijuana or at least thought it should be a state issue. The actual words aren't given on that, so I'm not sure if they are quoting him correctly there.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul