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Ron Paul and the War on Drugs by Doug Wead

Last month the United Nations issued a report admitting that the worldwide war on drugs has failed. Richard Nixon was the first president to use such terminology back in 1971, and subsequent presidents have been hard at it — all with mixed results.

http://www.newsmax.com/DougWead/legalize-drugs-ron-paul/2011...

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Decriminalize Drugs Use?

What is Ron Paul's stance on this? I know he is for the end of the federal war on drugs. But I also thought he is for letting states make their own laws on this subject. I think that is a little different from decriminalizing it, or is it?

When Doug says

When Doug says decriminalized, he means ending all prohibition at the Federal level (ending the war on drugs). States would still decide but the Fed's wouldn't interfere. That’s Ron’s stance.

I think that is debatable

I think that is debatable considering that he does refer to prison populations related to drug use. People could still be thrown in prison for drug use if states adopt such laws. Of course if the federal government ended these operations then we wouldn't be invading Central America and other places, which is a good thing.

Huh Huh...

"Wead" Huh....(cough cough cough)!

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I am more and more thrilled

that we have a "voice" for RP on NEWSMAX of all places! Doug Wead is an excellent writer and well respected. MARVELOUS

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
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Cannabis is not addictive. But he is useful to a target market

who assume it is.

He writes using presumptions that will sway mainstream “say no to drug” advocates our way when they realize even their presumptions are in error… we need people like Wead.

Because I sure know if I were in his shoes I’d be too frank about it all and lose out to the ego.

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

Great read

Doug def. has a way with words..

Keep up the fight!

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We are so fortunate to have Mr. Wead on our side!

(His fact-filled, humorous prose is very convincing.)

"Now, I am not for decriminalizing drugs because I want to use them. I have never tried marijuana or any other illegal substance, which is interesting when you consider that my name is Wead. But I know that our nation's war on drugs hasn't worked. And there is no use pretending otherwise."

Hi Romang

It's an interesting article given who Doug Wead is: Doug Wead is a New York Times best-selling author and a former adviser to two American presidents. He is now serving as senior adviser to the Ron Paul presidential campaign.

Doug Wead is a neocon; despite that:

I'm convinced after reading this article RP will be president.

((((( hug to you ))))

Dated

I don't think he is a neocon. Are you basing that on his history? Did you see him in the film, FOR LIBERTY? No way is he a neocon, now.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Common sense is not so common

Common sense is not so common today, but that may be changing...

A small part of the whole:

"God has given to men all that is necessary for them to accomplish their destinies. He has provided a social form as well as a human form. And these social organs of persons are so constituted that they will develop themselves harmoniously in the clean air of liberty. Away, then, with quacks and organizers! Away with their rings, chains, hooks, and pincers! Away with their artificial systems! Away with the whims of governmental administrators, their socialized projects, their centralization, their tariffs, their government schools, their state religions, their free credit, their bank monopolies, their regulations, their restrictions, their equalization by taxation, and their pious moralizations! And now that the legislators and do-gooders have so futilely inflicted so many systems upon society, may they finally end where they should have begun: May they reject all systems, and try liberty; for liberty is an acknowledgment of faith in God and His works." -- Frederic Bastiat THE LAW, 1850 .

Grantland

God bless The Wead man!

'Religious' 'leaders' Sean Hannity and Stephen Baldwin claim that the ruination, incarceration, vilification, defamation and professional criminal stigma that is the war on drugs, along with the 10's of thousands of beatings, rapes, and other brutalities suffered by incarcerated young people JUST FOR HAVING A LITTLE POT ON THEM is the proper punishment.

Not only do they think the drug war is moral, but they think the punishments meted out by courts should be increased, rather than abandoned for the lack of effect on drug use.

Having converted the Wead man and many others in the REAL faith community IS the death knell for the expensive, oppressive, and tragic policy that has done so much damage to so many peoples lives. And hopefully it is the death knell for the PC broadcasting career of Sean Hannity.

Bump

DW, crankin' out the goods.

Anyone have contact info for him?

I have a couple of items that I need to share with him.

Great!

Very happy to see the campaign trumpeting Ron Paul's opposition to the War on Drugs. The tide has turned, and it is now a very popular position. Leading with it will help win the nomination and would destroy Obama in the general.