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  •  I like Neil Young's honest 1971 acknowledgement (4+ / 0-)
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    of the "damage" of hard drugs (http://www.youtube.com/...), combined with love for addicts (a little part of it in everyone), a redeployment of drug war savings to drug/adverse childhood experience treatment and jobs programs, and total marijuana legalization to be treated same as alcohol. Nixon chose war over love in action, and the response is a total failure.

    Enough. Sad people left behind by capitalism employ coping strategies, one of which is whatever drugs are around. Huffing does not lead us to declare a war on gasoline and spray paint.

    I'm glad for the tiny baby step, but that is all this proposal is.

    garden variety democratic socialist: accepting life's complexity|striving for global stewardship of our soil and other resources to meet everyone's basic needs|being a friend to the weak

    by Galtisalie on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 04:12:03 PM PDT

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