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I didn't see it so I can't quote him directly, but one of our local news stories reported that he said he would in the debate with Hick and Maes. After he said he would support legalizing and taxing it, Maes reportedly responded with "lets just prostitute our daughters and tax that too". Very mature comeback. Tancredo is starting to feel like a breath of fresh air, thinks for himself and not afraid to speak his mind!
 

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Tancredo calls for legalizing marijuana
By Scot Kersgaard 9/25/10 3:33 PM
Tom Tancredo today called for the legalization of marijuana.

“Legalize it. Regulate it. Tax it,” said the American Constitution Party candidate for governor. He said despite all the time and money dedicated to the war on drugs, it has been a complete failure. “If you can show me where we can get people off drugs by continuing down this same path, then show me,” he said.


Tancredo said no one skulks around parks or school playgrounds trying to sell alcohol for the simple reason that the law provides no incentive for such behavior given that you can sell alcohol legally to adults.

Republican Dan Maes and Democrat John Hickenlooper both said they oppose legalization of marijuana. The comments were made at a debate in Colorado Springs sponsored by Action 22, a political action group representing 22 counties in SE Colorado.

Maes said if pot was legalized and taxed, the money brought in would probably just be wasted on the expansion of social programs anyway. “We might as well prostitute our teenage daughters and tax that,” he said sarcastically.

“Dan and I don’t disagree too much on this,” Hickenlooper said. He said he has discussed the issue with social scientists, psychologists, and law enforcement professionals and that they all agree legalizing marijuana would be a bad idea.

Tancredo countered that he knows many people in law enforcement who support legalizing marijuana and who say dealing with people who are high on marijuana is seldom as dangerous or problematic as dealing with drunks. “The arguments against marijuana today are they same as the arguments against liquor years ago,” he said.

Maes said legalized medical marijuana in Colorado was the first step toward legalization generally and that the state needs to control medical marijuana better than it is doing now. “They’re coming in through the basement door and they’re working their way up,” he said.

Hickenlooper said he supports medical marijuana and talked about someone he knows in city government “who has probably never been drunk a day in her life” but who suffers from debilitating back pain. He said marijuana is the only thing that has ever helped her. He noted that she doesn’t smoke it but takes a tincture.

While in Congress, Tancredo voted in 2006 for an amendment to stop the U.S. Department of Justice and DEA from using taxpayer funds to raid or investigate people involved in medical marijuana.
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malcolmkyle 10 hours ago

Advocating a continued increase in mayhem & tyranny solely for the purpose of financial gain, like the prison guard's union, the DEA, or the alcohol industry, is both despicable and unconscionable.
http://www.drugwarrant.com/2010/09/alcohol-lobby-funds-prop-19-opposition/

May I ask you all to please consider the following very carefully: It wasn't alcohol that caused the surge in crime and homicide during alcohol prohibition in the 1920s, it was the prohibition of alcohol. That's why many of us find it hard to believe that the same thing is not happening now. We clearly have a prohibition fueled violent crime problem. A huge number of these violent crimes are perpetrated by criminal syndicates and gangs who use the proceeds from the sales of illegal substances to further even more of their criminal activities.

The second biggest business during prohibition in Detroit was liquor at $215 million a year and employing about 50,000 people. Authorities were not only helpless to stop it, many were part of the problem. During one raid the state police arrested Detroit Mayor John Smith, Michigan Congressman Robert Clancy and Sheriff Edward Stein.

The Mexican cartels are ready to show, that when it comes to business, they also like to be nonpartisan. They will buy-out or threaten politicians of any party, make deals with whoever can benefit them, and kill those who are brave or foolish enough to get in their way.

If you support prohibition you've helped create the prison-for-profit synergy with drug lords.

If you support prohibition you've helped remove many important civil liberties from those citizens you falsely claim to represent.

If you support prohibition you've helped put previously unknown and contaminated drugs on the streets.

If you support prohibition you've helped to escalate Murder, Theft, Muggings and Burglaries.

If you support prohibition you've helped evolve local gangs into transnational enterprises with intricate power structures that reach into every corner of society, controlling vast swaths of territory with significant social and military resources at their disposal.

Prohibition is nothing less than a grotesque dystopian nightmare. We have to regulate, and there's simply no time like the present!
Flag 5 people liked this. Like ReplyReply MedicalEfficacy 18 hours ago

Wow, Tancredo and I actually agree on something, but I like Mexicans too much to vote for him. But props to Tancredo for taking such an insightful and courageous stance on cannabis.

And unfortunately, I can't vote for Hickenlooper either, as he wants to continue a 70+year prohibition that has failed miserably. More people are using cannabis than ever before and almost record high numbers of people are being arrested and incarcerated for using, growing, and selling a plant that cannot kill from toxicity, which is a mind-boggling fact, considering alcohol, cigarettes and FDA-approved medications are ALL LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN THE U.S.

Under Hickenlooper, arrests actually increased after Denverites voted to legalize an ounce or under of cannabis. Defying the will of your constituents is just plain wrong, and I won't vote for any fool who turns their back on their people, to appear "tough on crime." What a load of B.S.

If our elected officials, like Hickenlooper, are so terrified of -- and fixated on -- an ancient healing herb with an amazing safety profile and incredible therapeutic versatility, how can they protect us from real threats?

Legalize it. Regulate it. Tax it. And let adults grown their own reasonable amount, just like home-brewed beer, and more than half of the Mexican Cartels money will go to US, instead of homicidal organized crime. Prices would plummet, and cannabis would no longer be something people kill each other over. No one is being murdered over alcohol anymore, including home-brewed beer, as it is now cheap and plentiful.

Cannabis's 70+year prohibition -- filled with outrageous lie after lie -- has failed miserably. It is time to put away all the fear mongering propaganda and embrace logic and rational thought.


Flag 3 people liked this. Like ReplyReply BlackWallStreet10mm 18 hours ago in reply to MedicalEfficacy

They can't protect us from real threats because they are the real threat.

read this....http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=21098

Again, I am not making any threats, only a prediction that if the US continues to operate this way, a revolution is unavoidable. The proof is in the history books.
Flag 2 people liked this. Like ReplyReply malcolmkyle 10 hours ago in reply to BlackWallStreet10mm

They are indeed the real threat!

If there's still anybody out there who doubts the CIA's involvement in drug-running then they should watch "Mike Ruppert - CIA and Drug Running (1997)"
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7009998324250484369#

And if you really want to know how deep prohibition engendered corruption runs in America? Then watch the following:
Part 1 of 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKHpVw4yTb4

Or check this out : http://www.ciadrugs.com/

One in every hundred Americans is now locked behind bars and one adult in 31 is under “correctional” supervision. As the prison population is growing faster than the government can build prisons, private companies see an opportunity for profit.

The US government's outsources prisons and prisoners to the private sector. It is therefor in the interest of this sector to forcibly stand in the way of any criminal justice reform that would cut into their revenue, even if this results in sacrificing public safety or citizens rights.

Here's a transcript of a 2008 PBS special:

http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/419/transcript.html

Though the average citizen does not know it, they very likely invest in the Prison-Industrial-Complex through the purchase of stock in the more than 2000 mutual funds in operation, as these derive at least some of their profits from inmate labor or prison construction. Companies such as Disney, General Electric, American Express, TWA, and Microsoft all make a portion of their profits from this industry

http://www.hawaii.edu/hivandaids/The_Corporate_Prison__The_Prod_of_Crime_and_the_Sale_of_Discipline.pdf

The following link will show you the very close relationship between Prohibition and the Prison-Industrial-Complex:

http://www.hermes-press.com/prisons_drugs.htm

The fact is, prison-for-profit prohibitionists don't care! They don't care that, historically, the prohibition of any mind altering substance has never succeeded. They don't care that America has the highest percentage of it's citizens incarcerated of any country in the history of the planet. They don't care about spawning far worse conditions than those they claim to be alleviating. These despotic imbeciles are actually quite happy to create as much mayhem as possible. After all, it's what fills their prisons and gets them elected.

Here's what the UK Economist Magazine thinks of us: "Never in the civilised world have so many been locked up for so little" http://www.economist.com/node/16636027
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Flag 1 person liked this. Like ReplyReply doogman 19 hours ago

"Tom Tancredo today called for the legalization of marijuana." - ?? Called again you mean. He's been an advocate of it for some time as even a cursory search will discover. Tancredo, however, remains unelectable in my opinion, so his opinions on anything (even Mecca) are immaterial.
Flag 3 people liked this. Like ReplyReply malcolmkyle 10 hours ago in reply to doogman

Will either of these two do you then?

Jessica Corry and John McKay want to legalize marijuana. Wow, that makes at least two republicans who are acting like real conservatives by expressing their love for individual liberty and disdain of a failed nanny-like government policy, how refreshing!

Pragmatic libertarians (minimal-statists) and "true" Conservatives agree that many, if not most, of society's problems are caused by government usurping choices that could better be made by individuals and that government is just about the worst way of doing almost anything. Where libertarianism normally parts company with "fake" conservatism is over moral issues. But a true conservative would have no problem with agreeing, that what people do with their own bodies, and especially in the privacy of their own home, should be supremely their business, and that anything else would entail ignoring the basic tenet of limited government.

Fake-Conservatism on the other hand has much in common with socialism; Both Leftists and Fake-Conservatives appear to harbor the belief that nature does not exist and that any human can be anything he wants to be, or can for the "greater good", be "re-educated" into being. Leftists therefore think little boys can be conditioned into preferring dolls over toy soldiers, and similarly Fake-conservatives believe that adults can be coerced into choosing alcohol over marijuana. A true conservative, just like a pragmatic libertarian, would immediately reject both ideas as nonsense.
Flag 1 person liked this. Like ReplyReply doogman 56 minutes ago in reply to malcolmkyle

So, government shouldn't control our lives... except in the case of abortion... I love the way 'conservative' "logic" um... 'works'
Flag Like ReplyReply BlackWallStreet10mm 18 hours ago

It's a damn shame Tom won't be elected, because he seems to be the only one willing to admit the truth on this issue. Doogman says he can't be elected because of his other stances, but I say what better position does a politician need to take than supporting legalizing marijuana for adults? I would take a politician saying ONLY this, over a politician who foolishly lies to a public that already knows the truth about marijuana but has a decent agenda otherwise. Prohibition, and the drug war industry will do whatever they can to get politicians to defy the wishes of voters and favor an arbitrary government policy.

Anyone who continues to fuel this perpetrated fraud upon the American people, including Obama and anyone else in politics, cannot be trusted one bit. They, by taking this stance on an obviously failed policy that not only destroys lives and families but also destroys the fabric of society and causes wide spread disdain for law enforcement and the DOJ, are admitting to the world that they do not care about upholding the true intentions of the constitution, and see it only as a rough guideline to follow in which they can alter to fit their agenda and opinions. This is not just about people smoking a plant, or about morals and ethics. This is also about holding our public servants and political leaders to a much higher standard than we do now, and not allowing them to blatantly lie about important things, and preventing them from abusing their power to uphold failed policies on the massive scale of the drug war. Sure, they do many other detrimental and corrupt acts to better their own lives with bribe money and prostitution fees(because that's what they are, prostitutes.) But I for one, have had enough of this corruption that is slowly but surely eroding our society, economy, and system of government. The first amendment was NOT meant to convey the allowance of unlimited political donations. The fourth and fifth amendment are not footnotes on the constitution, enabling police officers to search and seize whatever they want whenever they want. The tenth amendment is not something that the Supreme Court can just poop all over whenever they please. Unless this "elite" class stops these abuses of power, they too will reap the consequences, just like Louis XVI and his idiot friends. That is not a threat, it is a prediction that I have constructed after a lifetime of studying history, and the lessons we SHOULD HAVE learned from the books. The FBI, CIA, NSA, and all the other DOJ hookers have to know this, seeing how they are all required to be educated and "better" than everyone else. However, no one, not even the big bad pimp that is the DOJ and its bottom bitches that are the three letter agencies can prevent an awakening, and uprising. They cannot prevent it because they choose not to. They choose to do these things, and they choose to abuse the American citizens. Just because we are in the global era, with all this fancy technology, does not mean we can avoid the perils of repeating history. In fact, it means the exact opposite, that it will be even harder to quell a revolution in this global era. But hey, none of you old people care right? It's not your problem....you won't even be here in thirty years will you? So why in the world would you ever care about our future, and the future of our children and their children? You'd rather piss and moan about gays getting married and gays fighting the Taliban. Get over yourself and open your eyes to the reality that is the world today, and stop wishing you were in the world you grew up in, where anyone who was not white got kicked around and stepped on by everyone else.
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That's one big copy and paste, with alot of rheotric complaining about rhetoric. I doubt the stoners will make it halfway through. O0
 

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VolFan said:
That's one big copy and paste, with alot of rheotric complaining about rhetoric. I doubt the stoners will make it halfway through. O0
I just LMAO.. I got through half of it and decided I already know how I feel about the issue. then I read this, how true!
 

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VolFan said:
That's one big copy and paste, with alot of rheotric complaining about rhetoric. I doubt the stoners will make it halfway through. O0
Yeah maan like I was lost on the second parawhatever.
 

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So? I could care less: he is going to lose anyway...

D.J.
 

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I support legalizing cannabis for a lot of reasons stated in that huge copy and paste. Its such a win/win all across the board for the state and even America. Creates tax revenue without creating a burden for others thru raising taxes. Will actually provide jobs, and allow law enforcement to concentrate resources in other directions. Should actually lower the crime rate as well as was all stated above.

I don't think I can quite equate that with selling our daughters out as prostitutes...

But since it was brought up I support legalizing prostitution as well. Its legal in one state (regulated and taxed) and decriminalized in another for the reason that it was considered a poor usage of resources to pursue a non violent crime (I believe the state is Delaware, but not sure and don't feel like googling it). If a girl is going to do this she will do it whether legal or not, I for one and for the sake of that girl would rather see it in a safer legal environment, with health safety standards, and oh yeah revenue for us all. This is something that man has been trying to fight for hundreds of years and lost. I feel it is time to do the best with a bad situation and at least this should get the street walkers off of the street. I work in decent part of town and have been approached by a hooker on more than one occasion in the parking lot at least that would get rid of that issue. We reported it to the police and were told that pretty much anything else takes precedent, and was told if they had someone available they might be able to send a car by. Its been a few months and we haven't seen an officer.

I do doubt that Tancredo can win though.
 

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It might as well be legal... With the medical MJ, it has become legal to those who use it. Why not stop the charade and make the most of it.

For the record, I kinda like the dude's response of prostituting our daughters... Well, I got news... they already prostitute themselves... it is silly to make it illegal. It accomplishes nothing.
 

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I have run a lot of emergency medical calls over the last 10 yrs....not one has been for someone being, doing, or acting stupid, overdosing or in the act of committing a crime while high on pot. They are all for alcohol, meth, or coke when it comes to illegal substances. Have been at homes were pot is grown or smoked and called PD for assistance and they want no part of it since the medical marijuana laws have taken affect. They get back in there patrol cars and leave.

So why not leagalize it and tax it???? Talk about national debt!!!!!! It would get wiped out in no time!!!!

People are gonna smoke pot whether it is legal, medicalized, or illegal.
And more people in this country smoke it than will admit it.

So if politicians would get off their rightous butt and start doing what the people voted them in for....to be the voice of the people.....this country wouldn't be in the shape we are now. And that goes far beyond the marijuana stuff. That is for everything the people know is right and just and would like to have done in this country, but the politicians after elected refuse to be the on the side of the people and follow their own agendas to promote their on selfworth. ::) ::) ::) ::)
 

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So why not leagalize it and tax it???? Talk about national debt!!!!!! It would get wiped out in no time!!!!
On how I wish this would be a true statement. But until we change the way of thinking in Washington, this income would just be money they feel they can spend.
 
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