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DEA official freaks out at Senate hearing: Reckless marijuana legalization ‘scares us’ By Eric W. Dolan

The chief of operations at the Drug Enforcement Administration railed against the legalization of marijuana on Wednesday, warning the “experiment” was highly dangerous.

“I have to say this… going down the path to legalization in this country is reckless and irresponsible,” James L. Capra said during a Senate hearing. “I’m talking about the long-term impact of legalization in the United States. It scares us.”

Resident in Colorado and Washington state voted in 2012 to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The U.S. Department of Justice later said it would not target individuals and marijuana dispensaries that were in compliance with state laws.

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ChristianAnarchist's picture

Can't blame him for getting

Can't blame him for getting emotional. He's looking at his job disappearing and his retirement being cut back. He might even have to sell his boat and cut back on his trips to Russia and who knows where to promote prohibition...

Beware the cult of "government"...

Yes let`s keep enforcing these UnConstitutional laws.

So that we all have high paying jobs as jack booted storm troopers fighting against the Liberties of our subjects !

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell

Narrow minded goons

How do these narrow minded goons end up in positions of authority?
It seems to be across the board, at all levels.
I am more afraid of these people than I am of any would-be terrorist, or someone that's been toking on a marijuana stogie.
These are the real terrorists in America today.
The KEY word...AFRAID, that's what got us into such a mess now.
Trillions of dollars spent because someone in authority was afraid, started WARS, destroyed lives, and families.
Where would our economy be today if all that money had been spent in America?
Neocons need to get over their FEAR FACTOR.


He is a liar. Portugal legalized all drugs and drug use dropped over 50%

"You only live free if your willing to die free."

well duh

His job depends on on drugs being outlawed. Our police state wouldn't even be 1-100th the size if police forces weren't getting money from drug related income.

Tools of war are not always obvious. The worst weapon is an idea planted in the mind of man. Prejudices can kill, suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has an everlasting fallout all of its own.

Leaderless resistance

I like that.... theres no targets to buy off

Slow and Steady. This is How We Win

I've thought a lot about how freedom can come back to this country...and it will...and step by step, slowly but surely is how it will happen.

The country didn't get into this mess in one day. It took over a hundred years for "progressivism" and militarism to be beaten into the minds of the people. It will take some time to bring back liberty. But it will be not be as much time because liberty is so much easier to to sell, especially as the failure of central banking, imperialism and socialism become clearer by the day.

1) We take a page from there book. Think tanks that spread the message. The Misses institute, C4L, The Ron Paul Channel are all doing great work.

2) Leaderless resistance. Let's face it, politicians are easily bought. The handful of good ones are great for spreading the message but not for much else. BUT...

The guys who ask "Am I being detained?" at each checkpoint. The juror who practices nullification and wont convict someone of a bogus "crime."

3) Bitcoin and other crypto currencies. I don't know which one will succeed but the ease with which governments monitored every single transaction and seized people's wealth is diminishing.

4) The bypassing of the Corporate media and the wealth of information that is coming to the public domain. 10 years ago suggesting 9/11 was an inside job was fighting words. Now, the reactions I get are a) Duh! You just figured that out?? b) Yeah I was thinking the same thing c) I doubt it but who really knows?

Very rarely do I find someone who actually gets mad about it. And mind you, even if you aren't a truther, it is a clear sign that trust in government is diminishing.

Just look at the results:

1) Ideas that were so far out of the mainstream are now openly discussed. Drug legalization, the futility (if not total fakeness) of the 'war on terror,' opposition to foreign wars.

2) The collapse of Obamacare.

3) The collapse of the planned war on Syria.

4) The Snowden revelations. Not just the revelations themselves, butthe fact that the NSA now has a lot more trouble trusting its own people. Imagine what a second or third whistle blower could do now? Hence the way they treated him.

5) Push back against rogue prosecutors. Aaron Swartz is a martyr.

All these things make me hope that in a slow progression, liberty will return to America.

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” William Pitt

ecorob's picture

It scares them because...

It puts them out of a cushy job.

They have been busting hippies and housewives for 45 years and have had it "made".

Then, on top of that, they steal the unaccounted for money.

Yeah, if my gravy train was going away I would be scared, too.

These idiots will now have to find a real job in this economy.

They are really scared, if you ask me...and they should be.

They are all bastards.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Right on Rob.

It was the first thing that came to my mind also.
They want/need to enforce more, not less!

They got hammers.
They're looking for nails.

Exercise Liberty.

America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

Didnt these guys just get busted smuggling cocaine into the US



Starbucks sells a drug too...

What kind of guy speaks using the Bill Clinton fist-thumb pointing and then refers to himself in the third person?

His arguments made no sense. He's flustered because he doesn't know how to respond to Mexico (or source states) who point the finger at us and say why are we doing this? If we legalize it and regulate it, that instantly eliminates the demand from Mexico.

Everything they said applies way more to alcohol. USNews says Dianne Feinstein is #5 on the top list favored by the alcohol industry.

And guess what...Starbucks sells a drug too, one that has killed people. And the fact that the government made marijuana Schedule I proves they are liars. They are afraid of losing money and jobs, simple as that.

Check out http://ronpaulforums.com for activism and news.

The same DEA that's been smuggling coke into the US...

That DEA?

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin



He should be worried about a hemp rope.


Free includes debt-free!

What kind of piece

Of human feces would say something like that? What a pompous ass!

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
- President John F. Kennedy

Piece of excrement

Sir, calling that kind of evil man a "piece of human feces" is a serious insult to feces.

Freedom is my Worship Word!

Less Jailers, less cops, less

Less Jailers, less cops, less agents, and less 100's of ancillary economy's. Sounds like the broken window fallacy on a grand scale.

Of course he's scared, it

Of course he's scared, it represents the end of his job!

They were saying the same

They were saying the same exact stuff when prohibition was being repealed.

They aren't scared for us, they are scared for themselves. With gov budgets already very tight they know that many of their jobs will be gone, especially with less enforcement needed due to legalization.


It must be said and

It must be said and recognized that government is by the far the most paranoid and insecure of us all. Around every. single. corner. they express fear about everything. Grow a fucking backbone!

So let me get this straight...

Legalizing this drug is dangerous, but letting a Mexican drug cartel funnel an arguably worse drug into our country illegally is okay?

These people truly live in Bizarro world.


he is terrified alright. Terrified that his rogue agency will face budget cuts with the end of the failed war on drugs...and the fact that millions of people will realize that they have been schnuckered for over 40 years with a propaganda campaign of lies.