15th District Challengers Protest Drug War

15th District Challengers Protest Drug War
Posted by FoM on October 24, 2000 at 17:54:20 PT
By James Bradshaw
Source: Columbus Dispatch
The two candidates running against Republican U.S. Rep. Deborah Pryce in the 15th District will attend a "Stop George W. Bush'' rally on Nov. 4 sponsored by groups seeking to legalize marijuana. Bill Buckel of Clinton Township, the Democrat, and Scott T. Smith of Grandview Heights, the Libertarian, both said yesterday that marijuana sales should be controlled similar to the way alcohol is regulated. "We should stop the prohibition program and change it to the informed adults program,'' Buckel said, contending legal sales would remove the profit from many drug-related crimes. 
Smith agreed. "I'm absolutely opposed to the war on drugs,'' he said. Pryce issued a statement opposing legalization. "Substance abuse is a very serious problem that has contributed to crime, family deterioration and high health-care expenses in our society,'' Pryce said. "Legalizing marijuana sends the wrong signal to our children at a point in time at which our country should finally be turning the corner on drug abuse.'' Also scheduled to attend the rally in front of Republican State Headquarters is John R. McAlister, the Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate from Ohio. The rally is sponsored by For a Better Ohio, and Drug Policy Education of Ohio. Campaign 2000 Source: Columbus Dispatch (OH)Author: James Bradshaw Published: Tuesday, October 24, 2000Copyright: 2000, The Columbus DispatchAddress: 34 S. Third St., Columbus, OH 43215Contact: letters dispatch.comWebsite: Web Sites:Vote Hemp: A Better Ohio: Party of Ohio: Articles - Ohio:
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Comment #3 posted by Ronda on November 16, 2000 at 21:42:38 PT:
Beer is worse than marigana and it is legal to buy and consumeat least when you smoke you know what you are doing at all time when you drink you lose you scince of balance cordnation and all
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Comment #2 posted by kaptinemo on October 24, 2000 at 19:25:39 PT:
Turning the a rat's maze.
Many years ago, I saw a political cartoon about Vietnam; It showed the faces of Presidents Eisenhower through Nixon, each saying a part of a sentence:President Eisenhower: Victory's... President Kennedy: Just...President Johnson: Around the...President Nixon: Corner.In this case, we'd have to start with Woodrow Wilson's face, and end with a question mark.I don't know how many times more we will hear this silly phrase 'turning a corner' before the antis realize how foolish they sound. They are as clueless to the reality of the situation as a poor mouse forced to run a maze; there's been nothing but 'corners' being 'turned' for the last 86 years, and they are no closer to turning the LAST corner than they were when they started.And as to messages? Consider this; the presumption on the part of these idiot pols is that communication is a one way street. They spout off, and the as they're told. Just one problem with that. The kids aren't listening. And by doing what they're doing, are in turn sending a message.But many of the pols are unwilling to listen. They prefer to run their little mazes, and expect others to do the same. And woe to the mouse that gets on its hind legs, looks over the edge of the maze, and announces to all and sundry there's no cheese to be had, and never was; he's likely to get his tail bit off.But guess what? Many are no longer content to continue this exercise in futility. many pols are sensing the change in the wind, and are re-examining their options. The political future will belong to those who make the jump from the anti bandwagon before it careens over the edge of the precipice it's heading for.First, it was Johnson of New Mexico and Ventura of Minnesota. Then we had the Shadow Convention, where more pols came out of the closet, stood up and challenged the DrugWarriors. And now we have the Police Chief of Richmond, Virginia. And now these two gentlemen above have joined the fray. They are starting to get it. They really, really are. We just have to keep on keepin' on, folks. We're getting there bit by bit.
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on October 24, 2000 at 18:04:40 PT
Medical Marijuana Poll
This is a poll about medical marijuana from March of 99 and it is still opened. Thought I should post it since the antis have been voting it appears!,2637,marijuana,00.html
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