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2011-04-18 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Firearms + War on Drugs
American Guns in Mexico

Part of the reason why Holder, our Attorney General, suggested that we consider a renewal of the assault weapons ban was because of the supposed number of assault weapons sold in border states that were making it south in to the hands of cartels to be used against border agents and other law enforcement officials. […]

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2011-04-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Law enforcement + LE + War on Drugs
The Drug War Is Doing Just Fine

Yep. The escalation of the drug war in Mexico is definitely doing just fine. Even after government promises of more security following the discovery of a mass grave holding the remains of 72 Central and South American migrants last summer, also in San Fernando, Tamaulipas remains a state that experts describe as ungoverned — or […]

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2010-11-27 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Law enforcement + LE + Regulation + War on Drugs
Just What We Need

Unsurprisingly, a WaPo opinion columnist thinks that we need to really commit to more war in the War on Drugs™. You know, because over 40 years, an untold number of deaths, trillions of dollars, and zero effect on drug use (which doesn’t even question the idea that keeping people from getting high is a morally […]

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2010-11-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Constitution + Dumbassery + Government + health care + War on Drugs
A Crossroads

One idea that I’ve espoused since the beginning of the newfound limited government movement from the right is that so-called conservatives will come to a crossroads; a point at which they must decide what is more important: small government and individual liberty, or the enforcement of their moral agenda. Fortunately, it seems that some conservatives […]

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Anyone who thinks that Obama, because of his cool demeanor and past history of drug usage, would be more liberal with drug policy is a fucking idiot. Obama’s Drug Czar explains: Today, Californians recognized that legalizing marijuana will not make our citizens healthier, solve California’s budget crisis, or reduce drug related violence in Mexico [. […]

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2010-11-02 :: madlibertarianguy // election + War on Drugs
A Welcome Step

It’s refreshing to see an overtly conservative leaning publication come out in favor of California’s Proposition 19 which would make marijuana legal for recreational use. The American Spectator: I find the current consensus against legalized marijuana nearly as baffling. As Conrad Black argued the other day at National Review, it’s pretty clear that our current […]

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Reason Magazine on the media’s opposition to California’s Proposition 19: It’s telling that the loudest voices opposing pot legalization are coming from the mainstream media, politicians, and law enforcement. The three have a lot in common. Indeed, the Prop. 19 split illustrates how conservative critics of the mainstream media have it all wrong. The media—or […]

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2010-10-26 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Legislation + War on Drugs
Here’s an Idea

Let’s continue to support the arrest hundreds of thousands of people a year, SWAT raids, and puppycide with our immoral War on Drugs so that we can maintain artificially high pot prices for a few people who operate in the dark. NPR: Another grower named Jay doesn’t want to use his last name because part […]

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Sheriff Lee Baca in an interview with Robert Faturechi of the L.A. Times: Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said Friday his deputies’ marijuana enforcement would not change even if Proposition 19, which would legalize the drug in California, passes Nov. 2. “Proposition 19 is not going to pass, even if it passes,” Baca said […]

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2010-10-21 :: madlibertarianguy // War on Drugs
Reframing Marijuana Use

Pot: it’s not just for smelly hippies anymore.

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Despite some potential misgivings about Rand Paul as a candidate, I will be voting for him for the simple reason that every law enforcement agency in the state has sided with Conway. If cops unanimously support a particular candidate, surely said candidate is an immoral statist ready to use cops violently in order to support […]

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2010-10-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + War on Drugs
Douchebag of the Week: Eric Holder

Eric Holder in a letter to ex-DEA chiefs: We will vigorously enforce the CSA against those individuals and organizations that possess, manufacture or distribute marijuana for recreational use, even if such activities are permitted under state law Fuck. You. The residents of a state explicity say they want marijuana to be legalized, yet in your […]

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2010-10-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + health care + War on Drugs
Question of the Day

How is it that liberals can demand that the federal government stay out of health care decision-making when it concerns medical marijuana, yet fully support Obamacare which co-opts individual health care decisions?

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2010-10-14 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + War on Drugs
Drug War Creations

The utterly failed War on Drugs (or as some might call it the War on People Who Use Drugs) can take full credit for a few creations. There was never such a thing as drug crime before prohibition. Nor was there such a thing as drug cartels or kingpins either. But the latest creation of […]

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2010-10-07 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + War on Drugs
Fed Hypocrisy, a Short Monologue

The Federal Government (at Arizona): You cannot presume that you should enforce federal law, despite the explicit wishes of the residents of your state. The Federal Government, due to its behemoth size, slowly turns right while wiping drool from its chin and engages in a bout of fat-man breathing from the effort. It finally catches […]

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Hey, GOP fucktards! Haven’t I been hearing you lather on your small government sauce for the past 2 years? Or is the insistence that we arrest US citizens for committing drug “crimes” outside of the US, even in places where it isn’t a crime at all, so compelling that we should just forget about the […]

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2010-09-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Law enforcement + War on Drugs
Still Stuck on Stupid

According to the brand spanking new FBI crime statistics, we arrested a paltry 858,408 people last year for marijuana “crimes”, the vast majority of which were for simple possession. Anyone who would espouse the rightness of small government yet insist on the continuance of arresting and prosecuting those who engage in victimless “crimes” is a […]

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From the Marijuana Policy Project: Back in May, when Kentucky Republican Rand Paul defeated an establishment candidate to win his party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate, I pointed out that one of the issues Paul used to win over voters was his support of medical marijuana laws. Now, in a telling political move, the son […]

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2010-08-01 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + War on Drugs
Salt in the Wounds

Not only do we have ridiculous laws prohibiting marijuana use, the system is stacked against us by the use of shitty-fuck field tests which are iffy at best. The Duquenois test was developed in the late 1930s by a French pharmacist, Pierre Duquénois, while he was working for the United Nations division of narcotics. In […]

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2010-07-19 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + War on Drugs
“It’s Not Like Any Other Drug”

Indiana, moving in reverse: Over-the-counter cold medicines with an ingredient used to make Meth may soon only be available by prescription in Indiana. “When you do it you understand how addictive it is, I mean it is not like any other drug,” explained a meth user. You’re right. No other drug has caused legislators to go […]

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