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Marc Emery on Ron Paul: "The Great Man Has Left The Building"

Ron Paul, my hero and great political and moral influence, gave his farewell speech to Congress on November 14th after 23 years of serving as the lonely, often marginalized, voice of reason and stalwart of constitutional principles in the House of Representatives.

In those years Ron Paul always voted against any financing for the drug war and the drug czar's office. He sponsored bills to legalize possession of marijuana, industrial hemp, and medical marijuana; a Truth in Trials Act, allowing introduction of state medical marijuana laws in federal trials; bills to end the US military empire abroad, Plan Colombia, the Patriot Act (and not voting for it in the first place), and the School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Georgia (training of foreign military elite in torture and repression). [See the video clips and more links about Ron Paul's position and action on marijuana and the drug war in Marc's December 2011 blog post: "Support Ron Paul for President!"]

Never did Ron Paul ever vote for or support any legislation that restricted our liberties, allowed government secrecy, carried out the war in Iraq, maintained the US military abroad, expanded surveillance of the US people, debased the money, raised taxes, imposed censorship, or any other unconstitutional incursion into the rights of the citizens or the states.

He has been the greatest Congressman in the history of the United States, for he was, and is, the only true patriot to ever have served in the Congress honoring the US Constitution in a devotion that was, thankfully, fanatical and unwavering.

http://www.cannabisculture.com/blogs/2012/11/26/Marc-Emery-R...




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The enemy is here

Several folks down-vote everything to do with marijuana legalization and push the govt. big brother pro-wars stand.

These Daily Paul members should be removed from the Daily Paul.
If the site is to survive and grow.

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I disagree on removing them

The reason is two-fold.

First and foremost is the simple fact that not every person here will agree with each other on every single issue. Nor does every single person here agree with even Ron Paul himself on every single issue. These people, so long as they genuinely believe in the foundations of liberty and aren't here only to shill for the status quo (I'm sure there's plenty of them; how small they must be to spend their time actively trying to denigrate this movement), are free to speak and act their conscience on issues. That's a primary component of what we believe in, isn't it? If there's some freedom thinker who's here to learn and they don't believe in legalizing freedom weed or gay marriage or not backing Israel or what-have-you, that's their prerogative.

This leads into the second reason. Instead of taking the easy way out and suggesting that these people leave or be forced to leave, do the hard thing and work to open their eyes. If we cannot convince those among us to get behind the few things they disagree with the majority here on, how in the hell are we to expect ourselves able to convince people who have no involvement what-so-ever? These people come here for a reason, and if that reason isn't to just piss in our cereal, I think we owe it to them and ourselves to teach them why something like legalizing marijuana is important to freedom.

Marc and his wife Jody are huge RP supporters

in 2008 in they set up info booths for American tourists in Vancouver...yep Ron Paul info booths.

Marc also supported Gary Johnson for president once RP lost the GOP nomination.

Marc a CANADIAN rots in an American prison system.
As a Canadian I say *FUCK THIS!*

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15