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Republican mom on FOX calling for marijuana legalization

Good job, Jessica Corry.

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35 comments to Republican mom on FOX calling for marijuana legalization

  • Chris

    Sensible. Honest. Truthful. Words I normally wouldn’t use to describe what I just watched on Fox news. If only more women and more republicans like her can take up this cause, we wouldn’t have over 70% of conservatives still thinking prohibition of cannabis is a necessary and good.

  • Dave

    TImes are changing.

  • One thing these people (the interviewer) continue to overlook is that nearly everything is “mind altering.” Read a book? Your mind alters. Waste your time at a bad movie or dumb TV show? Your mind alters. Find a movie you really like? Your mind alters. And frankly, religion is one of the most mind altering things out there! What do the self-righteous thugs who think it’s God’s will to shove their bogus religion on the rest of us say to that?

    I think Jessica spoke very well and handled it very well.

  • Wow – very impressive. Her talking points were right on. She is using the messaging advocated by SAFER (alcohol is more dangerous than marijuana, so why are we driving people to drink?).

  • An example of a real, conservative Republican with a real, progressive view (someone slap me… I must be dreaming)

  • DdC

    Marijuana Advocate Mason Tvert Launches Petition Targeting Drug Czar
    SAFER activist starts campaign aimed at Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske, who says that legalization is “a non-starter”.

    Tvert Pushes Pot Smoking at DIA

  • The Republicans could easily steal this issue from the Dems – something I wrote about in my book over 5 years ago. Less government intrusion and more personal freedom have always been hallmarks of Republican ideology.

    Now that they’re on the ropes, it could get interesting. Stranger shit has happened…

  • Ned

    It would have been even better had she mentioned that legal and regulated pot will be harder for her children to get when they are teenagers. The black market won’t require her kids to show IDs. Cannabis won’t be a forbidden fruit of mystery and rite of rebellion as it is now. I wish she could have gotten that in there.

  • Tom M

    I’m a life long conservative and have the same view as Mrs. Corry. I’m also pro-gay marriage and pro-choice for some of the same reasons. There is simply too much government intervention in our day-to-day lives. There are a lot of us. Stopping the drug war and removing the government from legislating abortion and gay marriage are issues that would all be very easy for the GOP to run on based on limited government principles.

    The problem with working to get these issues incorporated into the GOP platform is that the party is currently being held hostage by social conservatives that value legislating their morality over respecting individual rights. The increasing activism of the tea party folks and the recent schism that took place over the NY 23rd congressional race will likely lead to one of two things: the GOP going to way of the dinosaur and a new conservative party coming on line, or the GOP being taken back by people that think the constitution is worth fighting for. I’m betting on the latter, FYI.

  • ph0ed1n

    Saying that cannabis is “mind altering” is misleading.

    There are clearly important parts of the brain regarding decision-making that are not impaired by moderate cannabis use (choosing when to drive is one of them).

    I would love to see Republicans publicly ask where in the commerce clause (i.e. “to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes”) in our Constitution is the authority to ban drug possession, despite the U.S. Supreme Court rulings concluding such (e.g. Gonzales v. Raich).

    That question, effective only when asked prominently and consistently, provides a quick, slam-dunk argument against drug prohibition that no one on the political right can handle (I’ve tried it myself at WSJ.com, and respondents dodge it like the plague).

    No rational person can find the constitutional authority to ban drug possession in those 16 words.

    You would have to ignore our Constitution and venture into Supreme Court decisions to supposedly find that so-called authority (wiki “switch in time that saved nine” to learn all about it).

    Even if you could find the authority in a Supreme Court decision, that would be judicial activism, something the political right supposedly opposes, at the highest level of our judicial branch.

    Overall, her performance is positive on many levels.

  • DdC

    I wonder if Robert J. Corry Jr. is related to Jessica Corry?

    Stop The Medical Marijuana Madness By Robert J. Corry Jr.
    CN Source: Denver Post November 02, 2009 Denver, CO
    Today, not much about Colorado’s economy moves. The state is broke and releases prisoners because it cannot afford to keep them. The governor slashes the higher education budget 40 percent. People lose jobs, homes and financial security. Our leaders face serious issues. And what keeps some politicians up at night? That sneaking suspicion that some suffering cancer patient may gain limited pain relief through medical marijuana, coupled with that gnawing certainty that someone, somewhere, actually grew the plant for that patient.

    Rockies Ski Town To Vote Tuesday on Legalizing Pot By Kristen Wyatt
    CN Source: Associated Press November 02, 2009 Breckenridge, Colo.
    Voters in this Rocky Mountain resort town will decide Tuesday whether to legalize pot for all adults at a time when the movement to allow medical marijuana is gaining steam around the country. A measure before Breckenridge voters in a municipal election would legalize possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana along with bongs, pipes and other pot paraphernalia. Supporters of the measure say it would inch the whole state closer to full legalization.

  • DdC

    The GOP is not Conservative by any standard.
    Neocons are running the Republican party.
    More Liberal than Democrats.
    More big government and intrusive.
    The war on drugs is about profit.
    Not idealism.
    It is safer to drive on cannabis than straight.
    Just a waste of money. Not inebriating.
    Safer than nervous seniors, inexperienced teens or drunks.
    Ganja does not harm the lungs. Doesn’t cause cancer. Hairy palms, breasts on men or is it any more potent today than what was available 40 years or 400 years ago or 4000 years ago…
    For the 95th time… Gossip kills and Maintains Dysfunctional drug laws more than the GOP. Stop feeding the beast!

    Cannabis and Driving</A

    “THC’s adverse effects on driving performance appear relatively small”
    U.S. Department of Transportation,
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    (DOT HS 808 078), Final Report, November 1993

    Ganjawar News: NO RECKLESS DRIVING

    “Recent allegations by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) that cannabis is a significant causal factor in on-road accidents and may adversely impact psychomotor skills up to 24 hours after past use are not supported by scientific evidence.”
    ~ Allen St. Pierre.
    NORML Executive Director

    Liquid Drugs and Driving
    are the #1 cause of death for 18-24

    “A single glass of wine will impair your driving more than smoking a joint. And under certain test conditions, the complex way alcohol and cannabis combine to affect driving behaviour suggests that someone who has taken both may drive less recklessly than a person who is simply drunk.”
    ~ New Scientist March 2002

    Cannabis use and Driving 03/22/00

    “THC’s effects after doses up to 300 g/kg never exceeded alcohol’s at BACs of 0.08 g% and were in no way unusual compared to many medicinal drugs (Robbe 1994). Yet THC’s effects differ qualitatively from many other drugs, especially alcohol. Evidence from the present and previous studies strongly suggests that alcohol encourages risky driving whereas THC encourage greater caution, at least in experiments. Another way THC seems to differ qualitatively from many other drugs is that the former’s users seem better able to compensate for its adverse effects while driving under the influence.”
    ~ Hindrik W.J. Robbe
    Institute for Human Psychopharmacology,
    University of Limburg,
    P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands

  • kaptinemo

    Bra-vo, Ms. Corry! About time we heard from a traditional, Goldwater conservative instead of the kiss-the-arse-of-The State NeoCon variety. May her tribe increase!

  • InsanityRules

    Do you think that Republicans will actually realize that prohibiting drugs, banning abortion and passing more and more draconian laws only serve to increase the size, power, and intrusiveness of government? I was a Republican for 28 years, but couldn’t stand the hypocrisy and cognitive dissonance of the authoritarian bent of the party.

    It’s nice to hear a Republican actually make sense and support a position consistent with conservative ideals!

  • R.O.E.

    If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)

    http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Thomas_Jefferson
    Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirit.
    Thomas Jefferson

    If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)

    When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property
    Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)

    We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826), letter to Samuel Kercheval, July 12, 1816

    The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826), Notes on the State of Virginia, 1781-82

    Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have … The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)

    Democracy is 51% of the people taking away the rights of the other 49%.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)

    http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Thomas_Jefferson
    Check it out.

    Do any of these Quotas sound familiar?.

    Maybe our founding Fathers werent so stupid.

    I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)

    Come on MoMs, We need your help to end this MADNESS!

  • The question is what was said on Fox News by the Fox News anchors directly AFTER this interview.

    I’m sure it was something to the extent of: “Well it’s pretty clear what that Corry lady is smoking!”

  • Nick

    “Marijuana and cheeseburgers”.
    Her opening line should be high (pun intended) lighted.
    Best argument I’ve heard in a long time.

  • paul

    I’m a libertarian, which is pretty similar to a Goldwater Republican. Ms. Corry hit the nail on the head. I think we are seeing the trickle-down effect of conservative intellectual thought seeping into the mainstream conservative rank and file.

    It could be the Republicans will take this issue from the Democrats. That would be welcome, because it fits nicely with the small government ideology. The only problem is that once Republicans get into the majority, they forget their small government promises because reducing government is a helluva lot less fun than expanding it. How can you put all your friends in plush government jobs if you are cutting back on spending?

    Personally, I wish there were a big axis shift in politics, where all the social conservatives could join the tax and spend liberals in a giant Fascist party, and everyone else in a Libertarian party, but that’s probably not going to happen. Or if it did, the Fascist party would probably be in the majority 🙁

  • DdC

    There are only two parties in this country.
    Neo-Conservokrat Fascism
    and Independent Free thinking Americans.

    The Conservative Argument for Legalization

    William F. Buckley, Jr. Requiescat In Pace

    Too many questions not being ask. Lets Vote eh? Half the people can’t vote. Half who can, don’t register. Half who register, don’t get off their lazy ass to pull the lever. Leaving 1/8th to split between two types of Neos, Cons & Crats. 3rd parties can swing the vote, but it will stay with the Neos. GOPDNC @ WTO. Too many people partying, not enough thinking for themselves.

    Vote eh? Why are GOPerverts and DNCrats so afraid of removing the money? Instead they have house bills to increase corporate spending. Why is the Justice system a profitable commodity? Why so afraid of true blind Justice? Why protest against lower health care cost? Or clean air and water? Whatever the cost, a trillion on a lie in Iraq but filtering a smoke stack is somehow Un-American? Elected Lobbyists are not a Government.

    The virtues are too many, for the booze, fossil fuels and white powders, Even the Fraud of 37, didn’t outlaw Hemp or RxGanja. That was Nexxon’s Lie, Al Capone and Watergate were Red Herrings. Both Alcohol and Cannabis Prohibitions were Corporate fabrications.

  • Valid medicinal value, it’s a victimless crime, the War on Drugs WAY too costly, too many arrests for simple possession, tax it and use the money to pay for health insurance and to reduce the deficit…Need I say more?

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  • DdC- Yes Robert Corry and Jessica Corry are husband and wife.

  • Remember, ending drug prohibition isn’t only about marijuana. We need to legalize heroin and cocaine too.

  • DdC

    Republican Mom Says Legalization a ‘Conservative Issue’
    A Republican activist and mother of two appeared on FOX News to call for the legalization of marijuana.

  • Bruce — what about LSD? Don’t you care about LSD? I’m sick and tired of people saying they want to legalize heroin and cocaine yet don’t specifically mention LSD each time. /snark >

  • …now we’re getting somewhere! (toads LOL).

  • Cliff

    “Bruce — what about LSD? Don’t you care about LSD? I’m sick and tired of people saying they want to legalize heroin and cocaine yet don’t specifically mention LSD each time. /snark >”

    And the ‘shrooms man, what have you got against the ‘shrooms?!

    /snark, indeed.

  • cabdriver

    I don’t think that heroin or cocaine should be legalized.

    Not as a moral issue. For public health reasons.

    Those substances ought to be banned from commerce and sale for approximately the same reasons that other unsafe products are already subject to banning or recall from the marketplace. And the first resort of a governmental crackdown on the market should be simple confiscation of the unsafe product. That measure alone is both more respectful of civil rights and more practical & effective than the present War/Criminalization effort.

    I think that heroin and cocaine possession should be decriminalized for personal possession, and possibly made available under some circumstances by medical prescription.

    But if substances as capriciously, potentially lethal as heroin and cocaine- i.e., significantly more easy to lethally overdose on than even 195 proof grain alcohol- are legalized for over-the-counter purchase, it seems to me that the logic pretty much follows that there be no prescription medication regulation at all.

    If you think that drugs as powerful as heroin and cocaine don’t kill or permanently disable people on a regular basis- even confirmed addicts- you aren’t apprised of the facts. Both of those drugs are powerful enough to drop people all the time, without warning. They both have LD50s in very small amounts. The high tolerances often developed by addicts can be said to lower the risk of overdose, but it never guarantees immunity from that fatal consequence. A lot of addicts are fond of getting really, really high on those substances, and the line between achieving that and getting really, really dead is really, really blurry.

    That’s one reason that I wonder how popular a policy of prescription heroin or cocaine would ever be with physicians. I think the legal indemnity issues could be a real deal-breaker. (I anticipate some additional insights into that aspect from a couple of “celebrity doctor trials” that are in progress at this very moment.)

    I wouldn’t be surprised to find advocates here for an approach of free market availability for all pharmaceutical drugs, over the counter, cash on the barrelhead. But I’m personally opposed to that at present, and it will require some strong arguments in order to get me to change my mind. I’m ready to hear them out, but I’m skeptical.

    I don’t think that possession of small amounts of any drug should be grounds for legal penalties or intervention, in the case of adults. However, I view civil confiscation of a personal stash as possibly defensible, in the case of the most toxic or offensive substances.

    I’m open to considering the legalization of dilute natural products like coca tea for sale. Quite a bit of that was being sold on eBay for several years, and I never heard of a single adverse consequence in connection with it.

    I’m also open to the legalized sale of dilute opiates, as long as they’re sold in concentrations less toxic than ethyl alcohol, in preparations formulated for oral ingestion only, like cough medicines.

    I support limits on the amounts that someone can purchase from a single outlet- or, conceivably, even within a given time period. But in principle, I’m not averse to legal sales of dilute coca or opiate preparations to adults, as long as they’re properly regulated for safety and dosage.

    No doubt, there are some people out there who won’t be satisfied until they can legally pick up 3.75 gram packages of 90+% pure base cocaine or heroin as easily as they can buy imported cigars. And in the case of the psychedelic drugs, I suppose there will always be those who won’t feel justified until they can buy 100 doses of LSD as easily as they can purchase a case of whiskey.

    Good luck with all that.

    You’ll have to find another recruit for those causes. Not me.

  • We need to go after the meth labs and pharmaceutical abuse of painkillers, etc.

    There is another frightening new breed forthcoming as these drug-induced babies are born into today’s society.

    The parents of these babies are doctor-created zombies to begin with.

    The simple difference between Mary Jane and the rest is so over-looked but yet so clearly evident. ADDICITION!

    Cops need to do their damn jobs but they just don’t!

    Yes, and that includes the failed drug enforcement agency..I for one, am so sick of this phoney charade!

  • It looks like a need a dictionary!

  • ..woops, “I” need a dictionary!

  • Sorry, everyone, my caffiene addiction has the jitters today.

    As I was looking at the word, ‘enforcement’, I had also made a type-o and noticed enforce cement.

    It makes me wonder why people lock each other up into cement barriers in the first place.

    Large or small, i.e. jail or a new wall; I honestly cannot believe we are building another imaginary border-line wall between America and Mexico.

    Uncle Sam is being retarded sometimes I guess.

  • I told my new (old) Boyfriend that I want to fly south for the winter. I wonder if Mexico will have me. If so, I’ll try to stay in touch. Adios!