Tag Archives: War on Drugs

Constitution Daily: Staff- Happy Days Are Here Again: The 21st Amendment Repeals Prohibition

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: Constitution Daily: Staff- Happy Days Are Here Again: The 21st Amendment Repeals Prohibition If you think the so-called War on Drugs in America goes back to 1971 which is way … Continue reading

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President Jimmy Carter: ‘One Ounce: Proposing Marijuana Decriminalization in 1977’

Source:The New Democrat  President Jimmy Carter: “I support a change in law to end federal criminal penalties for possession of up to 1 ounce of Marijuana. Leaving the states free to adopt whatever laws they wish concerning Marijuana.” – Jimmy … Continue reading

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The Economist: ‘Jailhouse Nation’

Source:The New Democrat “WITH less than 5% of the world’s population, the United States holds roughly a quarter of its prisoners: more than 2.3m people, including 1.6m in state and federal prisons and over 700,000 in local jails and immigration … Continue reading

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The Economist: Video: The Real Cost of The War on Drugs

The Economist: Video: The Real Cost of The War on Drugs America, at least at one point and perhaps they still are, was the biggest consumer of narcotics, legal and otherwise, in the world. One reason why you see so … Continue reading

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Pot-TV: Andrew Bernstein- ‘The Case For Ending Drug Prohibition’

  Source: The New Democrat I mostly agree with Andrew Bernstein here and I disagree with him when it comes to full legalization. I’m not a Libertarian and that is just one example of why I wouldn’t legalize cocaine, heroin and … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Opinion- Elaine Teng- Congress Blocks Washington-DC Marijuana Legalization: Time For Big Government to Butt Out

This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus I’ve lost count how many times Republicans and so-called Conservatives talk about the need for federalism, state and local control, but that as long as states and locals governing what … Continue reading

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Constitution Daily: Lyle Denniston- The Constitution Outside the Courts: The U.S. Sentencing Commission: Making Punishment Fit the Crimes

Overcrowded Jail This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Making punishment fit the crime should be an obvious statement if it isn’t, but if you look at our criminal justice system that of course is not always the … Continue reading

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Secular Talk: Video: Governor Rick Perry: Decriminalize Pot

. This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger Governor Rick Perry a true Federalist at least when it comes to marijuana and not one of these fake Conservatives who like to nationalize social and cultural issues … Continue reading

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The Young Turks: Is President Obama Right About Marijuana?

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat Keep in mind this is coming from one of the safest politicians at least in modern American political history. Who is well-known for looking at all sides and considering all opinions … Continue reading

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WJLA-TV: Video: ABC 7 News at Five: Marijuana Decriminalization Moves to Washington City Council

. This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger This is a smart move in the City of Washington to decriminalize marijuana in Washington. Instead of arresting people for simply usage or possession of marijuana. And then … Continue reading

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