Marijuana has made me too lazy to vote in 2016Submitted by An agitator on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 13:28
I thought I was mistaken when I heard that Obama said marijuana was less dangerous than alcohol. Then when I heard that Rick Perry favored decriminalization and a states right to legalize marijuana, I could not believe what I was reading. Seems that politicians have realized now, thanks to the people of Colorado and Washington, that marijuana legalization is a topic that can no longer be ignored at the national level.
Then there is Rand, trying his best to ignore it. Apparently, he doesn't want me to go to jail for it, but doesn't want to legalize it either.
"So I don’t really believe in prison sentences for these minor, non-violent drug offenses, but I’m not willing to go all the way to say it is a good idea either. I think people who use marijuana all the time lose IQ points, I think they lose their drive to show up for work.” Rand Paul
How can you champion liberty and at the same time want to use government force and regulation to keep adults from making their own decisions about whether to use marijuana? Rand has said nothing but negative and stereotypical remarks about marijuana users, and apparently is willing to call many of his would be supporters lazy and unproductive.
After the 2012 election, I joined the Republican party because of Ron Paul, and became a PCO to gain extra votes towards determining the 2016 Presidential candidate. I thought if not Ron then maybe Rand would be the next champion of liberty. I may have to look elsewhere.
If Rand runs, and I don't show up in 2016 to support him, it won't be because marijuana has made me too lazy. It will be because he either doesn't understand true freedom or is willing to concede it in order to gain favor inside the party. He needs to read some more of his father's books.
"Freedom to make bad decisions is inherent in the freedom to make good ones. If we are only free to make good decisions, we are not really free.”