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  •  Your statement "I am against legalizing drugs" (2+ / 0-)
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    viscerality, plf515

    is incredibly overbroad, moralistic, and selfish in imposing YOUR "values" on millions of people you have never met but are seemingly willing to make a very personal decision for.

    Recreational drug use (Alcohol, cigarettes, prescription DRUGS) is acceptable in our society. In most societies in fact in the world. If you don't want your child to learn that fact, then you better lock them up in your house and don't ever let them outside, because it IS a fact, Jack.

    If you don't want the odor of pot to be ubitiqous, then don't smoke it in your house. And don't come into mine.

    Have a nice day, Rethug.

    •  Do I deserve to be called a "Rethug" (1+ / 0-)
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      because I don't believe in legalization of marijuana?

      I wonder why so many people here refuse to engage in a discussion on this topic.

      President Obama, are aliens real?

      by David Kroning on Sat Mar 28, 2009 at 08:22:53 AM PDT

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      •  When you open the "discussion" with an (0+ / 0-)

        absolutist position of no legalization of drugs which is supported by the Rethugs, do I deserve to be called "selfish" for wanting the same thing that alcohol and tobacco users get?

        If you want to engage in an honest discussion about legalization of marijuana, I am more than happy to do that. Without the insults.

        You did not make any exceptions for marijuana in your prior post. Do you believe pot is more harmful than alcohol or tobacco use, which are legal drugs that are sold and regulated and taxed in various ways?

        Is there a difference between marijuana use and heroin or meth use? LSD? Peyote? Should they all be treated the same, despite the fact that their effects are radically different?

        What about prescription drugs such as Adderall and Ritalin which many children take by prescription and many take without prescriptions?

        Please take a look at this excellent diary (h/t beholderseye) if you have a few minutes.

        •  THIS.... (0+ / 0-)

          was my original statement:

          I am against legalizing drugs, but believe that prison sentences for people who possess small quantities of drugs and paraphernalia are ridiculous.

          People with drug habits should get counseling, rehabilitation and treatment.  Putting them in prison only takes people with a health problem and teaches them to become criminals.

          I see how you are able to "discuss without insults."

          Have a nice day.

          President Obama, are aliens real?

          by David Kroning on Sat Mar 28, 2009 at 12:12:58 PM PDT

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