Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ron Paul versus Barack Obama, on Weed

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Ron Paul versus Barack Obama, on Weed
Posted By: Basil
Date: Monday, 28-May-2012 22:27:41

The Prez appears to have been quite the Hawaii pot head.
Buzzfeed has what at first seems a hilarious take on the President and his serious weed smoking days. It's a must read: A User's Guide to Smoking Pot with Barack Obama.
But there is another side to the story, the Prez as serious hypocrite. Firedoglake has that side of the story:
Details from a new book Barack Obama: The Story contains in-depth details about his frequent marijuana use as a young man. Although Obama admitted to using marijuana in his memoir Dreams From My Father, we now learn for example that Obama was a frequently indulging aficionado who was a big fan of hot boxing in cars. While Obama's past marijuana use is treated as merely a funny anecdote, his hypocrisy on the issue of marijuana and the destruction his continued support for prohibition causes is no laughing matter.
In 2010 roughly 850,000 Americans were arrested for marijuana related offenses of which the vast majority was for possession. That means since Obama took office it is likely well over 2.5 million Americans have been arrested for marijuana. Millions arrested for committing the same basic "crime" our President often committed during his youth.
Contrast this with Ron Paul, who I seriously doubt has ever taken one puff of weed in his life. (He told me that it was only recently that he started drinking red wine.). Yet, it is Ron Paul who wants to eliminate federal drug laws. If he were president, he would pardon those in jail for federal drug offenses and disband the DEA.
That's the difference between a man of principle who favors liberty for all and a scheming elitist like President Obama. Dr. Paul. just wouldn't touch weed, but as a man in favor liberty, he wouldn't bother with anyone else who chose to use it. President Obama, on the other hand, as an elitist, views himself above the law. For him to be a Hawaii pot head was just fine, but now, in power, he uses the power of federal government to crush those who now do what he did.

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