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  •  so, you're repeating the line in your comment (0+ / 0-)

    that doesn't make any sense.

    Joining the real world involves recognizing limits.  And while I agree that imprisoning people for marijuana is not cost-effective, I don't see it as necessarily unconstitutional, and I don't see the Constitution as awful because it allows that.  Like I said, it deprives people of something they want to do, but that's the price of democracy.  

    The moral strength and real world, etc., is I do believe we should interpret the Constitution as it exists in such a way as to promote the best outcomes.  Nevertheless, sometimes ideas come in conflict.  In this case, throwing out the idea of regulating any kind of pharmaceuticals seems like a worse idea than criminalizing the occasional old pot smuggler.  

    And I maintain, simply saying what you want to do i equivalent to what the government shouldn't have the right to prohibit is just dishonest.  Being sober for a while isn't equivalent in the least to carrying a child against one's wishes.  This is true even while recognizing that marijuana prohibitions just don't work. They're bad ideas, as applied.  That should be good enough.

    I'm not going to join a battle I have no chance -- and have no arguments -- of winning.

    "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

    by Loge on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 09:04:20 PM PDT

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