Monday, November 19, 2012
This is exactly why drug warriors the supporters of the War on Drugs in America are losing ground and. Why people who want a more thoughtful, realistic approach other then narcotics are bad and must remain illegal! Because whenever there's talk about reforming or ending the War on Drugs, I'm for personally ending it which I'll get into later. The drug warriors automatically take it to the extreme, you legalize this and all of these social problems will happen as a result. People showing up to work high, getting into car accidents because they are high and so fourth. Apparently unaware that a lot of Americans actually have judgement and are familiar with things like. Alcohol and tobacco and even marijuana for people who smoke it illegally and know what's an appropriate. Amount of those drugs is acceptable to take without hurting our awareness to make key decisions the right way.
Thats just one example of why the drug warriors are losing and then you get into the stupidity and hypocrisy. Of their arguments, narcotics are dangerous and bad so we must lockup people and send them to places that. Are worst for their health then narcotics, for their own good, its like telling your kid you shouldn't ride your bike without a helmet and if you do. I'll break your leg so you can't ride again, thats the stupidity of the drug warrior argument and then there's. Hypocrisy, these narcotics are illegal, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, meth but tobacco and alcohol and some prescription drugs. That have also caused pain and damage to society are legal, people have actually died from prescription drug overdoses. The LA Times had a piece about that last week and the argument there is we can't criminalize everything which is not an argument. The real argument is that legal drugs have lobbyists.
I'm not calling for legalizing all narcotics, I would legalize marijuana and then go from there, at. Least let the states figure these things out for themselves and then at least look into decriminalizing other narcotics. And get addicts into drug rehab at their expense not jail or prison but we should at least be able to agree. As a country that the War on Drugs is at least not working and that we need a much different and better approach.
I hate to break it all you Social Democrats out there in America thats spread around what 5-6 parties and if you. Want to include the Progressive Caucus a party, its more like 6-7 but your Presidential candidates didn't win in 2012. And partly to do to the fact that you are so spread out which is a different blog, between all of you, you didn't even get 1% of the vote. And lets say for the hell of it that Barack Obama ran on the Green party agenda, the so called New Green Deal that Jill Stein put forward. Good luck winning any of those swing states, Ohio, Iowa, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Virginia, Florida. Colorado, Nevada all of these states by the way except for Colorado having Republican Governors, a big reason. Why they are swing states because both Democrats and Republicans can win statewide there, good luck winning statewide. With an agenda that only plays well in the Northeast and California.
Whether America is a center left of center right country right now and I would argue center left as a Liberal Democrat. And thats not the only reason why we are between the thirty yard lines either way, we like our economic and social freedom. And don't like being pulled very far in either direction, we don't like high taxes and over centralized government and we don't want to be told how to live our lives. And what it means to be an American, this is something that Bill Clinton understood most of his Presidency. And something that President Obama understands now and something that Mitt Romney apparently doesn't if you look at how far. To to the right he ran for most of his Presidential campaign, before he finally figured out that wasn't winning. Social Democrats had their candidate, her name is Jill Stein, who failed to even get 1% of the vote and they have their members in Congress as well, House and Senate. But they don't have the White House.
Had President Obama ran on the agenda that Jill Stein and other Social Democrats wanted, he would've lost. In a landslide and would've lost all of the swing states and perhaps even had put some Democratic states in play as well. It would've been George McGovern of 2012, which is something that President Obama understands and Progressives don't.