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One of these things is not like the others

Anthony Johnson at National Cannabis Coalition catches this one:

When asked by HuffPost Washington Bureau Chief Ryan Grim why we keep marijuana illegal, Chabot responded: “Why do we keep heroin, LSD, prostitution, child pornography illegal?”

If Paul Chabot doesn’t know the difference between laws against marijuana and laws against exploiting children to make child porn, then perhaps he needs to be placed on one of those registries.

And in case you were wondering, the title of this post refers to child pornography, not marijuana. For what should be obvious reaasons.

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18 comments to One of these things is not like the others

  • kaptinemo

    Chabot is still trying to ‘…party like it’s Nine-teen-Nine-ty-Nine!’, when in Congressional testimony drug law reformers were lumped in with pederasts.

    With over half the country making it clear they want cannabis prohibition ended, obviously Chabot didn’t get the memo. It’s 2013, not 1999, and no amount of retrograde thinking is turning back this generationally powered clock.

    It’s long past time for Homo Tight-arsed-icus Hypocritus a.k.a the prohibs, to depart the evolutionary stage. And the sooner the better; it will take decades to undo the horrible damage they’ve done to society in their mad zeal to ‘save’ what never needed saving.

    They’d be objects of pity if they weren’t so crazy dangerous…

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    • Hope

      I remember that hearing so well. It was very important to us. That statement came out of Souder’s mouth, as I recall.

      It was so infuriating and so out of no where. Of course it was an unprofessional and terribly uncalled for, completely outlandish insult to reformers.

      Souder needed a really hard slap in the face for that one. What a foul spirited, hateful, ignorant man he is.

      He got his gasps of shock out of his audience… but most of them, like us, were shocked at his ignorance and foolish audacity.

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  • Deep Dish

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOjvtclWgBY

    Steve Fox speaking on game strategy at a town hall venue in Oregon, just a few days ago. It’s one hour long, and one hour worth it.

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  • Dante

    How odd that he would say cannabis users are like child molesters.

    I have maintained for a long time that “Drug Warriors = child molesters”. Both types of personalities have similarities, starting with the brain damage and the anti-social tendencies.

    Do you think the Drug Warriors would steal my line?

    Of course! Their motto explains everything.

    Protect & Serve (Themselves!)

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  • Servetus

    Wikileaks rides again. Obama’s true drug war agenda is revealed by emails leaked from Stratfor:

    The new U.S. special operations command created to help Mexico combat drug traffickers was allegedly conceived, in part, to bolster President Obama’s reelection campaign, according to defense analysts reportedly involved in the effort.

    Recently disclosed internal e-mails between analysts at the Texas-based defense think tank Stratfor quoted sources at Joint Special Operations Command and the National Security Council saying the decision to expand the U.S. footprint into Mexico would be “a political one.”

    Last week, the Pentagon officially created the new command, known as Special Operations Command-North, based at Northern Command’s headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., according to The Associated Press.

    Why do we keep marijuana illegal? Hillary Clinton was right: there’s too much money in the drug war. There’s also too much politics, too many false equivocations by certifiable hacks like Chabot; and none of it is about the children.

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    • Dante

      Uh Oh.

      “Specifically, American military trainers attached to the new special-forces counternarcotics hub will school Mexican military, intelligence and law enforcement officials on how to track and target key traffickers within the country’s numerous drug cartels.”

      This is exactly the same thing the American Military did many years ago for Latin America at something called School of the Americas, or something similar. The graduates of that expensive military program became the Zetas. So, the expensive military program designed to lessen violence actually created even more violence.

      And they want to do it all over again?

      What could possibly go wrong (again)?

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      • darkcycle

        Dude, School of the Americas is still running full speed ahead….

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        • stlgonzo

          Ha, had forgotten about that.

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        • darkcycle

          They CLAIM they don’t teach assassination, torture and terror any more, but who out there is believing that? Show of hands?

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        • Hope

          And we’re paying for it with tax money. Money deducted from our wages.

          Too many people gripe about tax money helping the poor and don’t blink at waste like these programs to train other countries to kill.

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    • stlgonzo

      Servetus,
      It is about the children. They need to keep the jails full, and there are only so many people in one generation.

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    • darkcycle

      What an incredible bunch of cynical killers! The lack of scruples is truly of an order to be wondered at!
      Step one: Fragment the Cartels and start a drug war.
      Step two: escalate that drug war, and arm the other side to the teeth by aiding and abetting straw man purchasers and smugglers.
      Step three: when the violence reaches a fever pitch on the border and Americans and Mexicans are both worked into a frenzy, Barry O’Bomber rides to the rescue with a new American military effort putting American Special Forces to work killing Meskin’s…and wins a few votes from the tough on crime crowd.
      Certainly not as dramatic as some false flag operations, but effective none the less.

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    • War Vet

      Too bad the War on Drugs isn’t solely a Department of Justice initiative. Since we have legal precedents involving the DEA going around the World, surely we can create new laws that would require a ‘draft’ of local cops, marshals, sheriffs, jailors, highway patrol etc to replace the U.S. military advisors in Mexico and the U.S. troops in Africa and Afghanistan. Far too few cops are dying for the war on drugs . . . don’t they deserve to lose their life or at least their limbs for their beliefs, instead of sending the military to fight the war on drugs in places like Kandahar and Fallujah. You’d probably see the end of the drug war really quick when cops realize that a ton to a gram of weed or smack isn’t worth losing a life over. That watching 15 men carry one little girl (some for limbs, some for brain matter, some to hold pieces of the torso etc) down the street because of a drug money bought bomb isn’t worth keeping drugs illegal. But then again, it is a real shame that not enough troops and former troops cannot see themselves as Drug Warriors either. If drugs can kill, let it come from too much in the spoon, and not some bomb blowing up a big Red Double Decker Bus in London . . . let’s quit having the drug war be the only reason why we take our shoes off at the airport . . . Let’s quit having the war on drugs be the only reason why it’s unsafe for Westerners to visit Pakistan or Saudi Arabia for holiday . . . let’s quit making drugs the only reason why luxury hotel chains get bombed all the time . . . let’s quit having the war on drugs cost America $3 trillion dollars in one decade alone (Brown University and NY Times Report on cost of 9/11 and War on Terror). If someone is to lose an arm or a leg to drugs, let it be from an unclean needle creating gangrene, not a bomb bought with some dope money. These prohibs seem to think it’s OK to lay waste to the world through wars and genocides as side affects of keeping drugs illegal. Prohibs are 100% like child molesters who think it’s OK to hurt a child as a method of getting a perverted fix.

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  • aussidawg

    The basis for the War on Drugs hasn’t changed. There simply have been new arguements put in placce to “prove” the prohibitionist’s pint of view, and to them it is perfectly logical. A few examples:

    Drug use is immoral and so is child molestation, therefore if child molestation is immoral so is cannaib suage.

    Murder is illegal and immoral and drug use is illegal thd therefore immoral. Therefore, marijuana use is immoral.

    Heroin use is immoral, therefore so is marijuana use. Double false. How are either immoral?

    The “Christian” religion has murdered millions if not billions of human beings within the past millinium and stolen the land and artifacts from entire civilizations in the name of Christ.

    This is okay because the word of Christ is being spread and therefore “moral.” But wait! Where in the New Testement does Jesus Christ condone murder, preaching in public, looting, war profiteering, etc.? Oooops.

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    • Duncan20903

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      For about the first 3 centuries C.E. it was a criminal offense to be a Christian. If the religionists of that day had followed the law there wouldn’t be any such thing as Christianity today. Next time a religionist tells you that it’s immoral to violate the law no matter how heinous you’ll know just how hypocritical those people are.

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  • Justanothercitizen

    It’s amazing how many pro-legalization people just recently were saying, “President Obama will legalize pot, if we just re-elect him”. Look how many people are now ruthlessly attacking their former hero. Because, they didn’t want to believe Obama really isn’t for liberty in any manner. Now, wake up to their whole agenda. Cannabis should be legal, it should never have been criminalized. But, the drug war is all about oppression. Just like all the psuedo-progressive agenda is. We’re being faked out by false flag ops, enslaved financially, our gun rights under attack, Obamacare is going to plant RFID chips in the sheeple to track them. Then, eliminate 90% of the world’s population. Only the elites are smart enough to warrant life in their scheme. No, I don’t smoke pot, or use drugs. But, if you want to, it’s no business of anyone’s, including the US Govt. As long as you don’t hurt anyone, go for it. Freedom isn’t given by Democrats, or GOP. It’s God given free will they want to crush. That’s why I’m going Libertarian after voting GOP all my adult life. Down with the 2 party system, & the good old boys.

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  • John A Sutton

    The drug war is the greatest crime against humanity of all time. Painted with the lipstick of a baptist whore.

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  • Anonymous

    It’s definitely not a popular opinion, but there are good arguments for the mere possession of child pornography not being illegal. Of course, you’re presumed to be a pedophile merely for making the argument, kind of how until fairly recently you were presumed to be a drug user if you thought drugs should be legal.

    First of all, whether laws against possession alone result in more or less children being abused is, at best, inconclusive, and there’s even some evidence to indicate that using images to satisfy their urges actually prevents pedophiles from harming children.

    There’s no profit incentive; the number of people paying for it is vanishingly small. And child molesters are hurting kids because they want to, not because they want to sell it. Maybe it wouldn’t be recorded, but it would still happen. The number of people abusing children for money who otherwise wouldn’t do it is statistically insignificant, and near zero in the first world.

    As usual, we were told the laws would not be misused, but of course they have been used to charge young teenagers with distribution of child pornography for pictures of themselves or their girl/boyfriends. Not to mention the penalty for images is often less than the penalty for actually raping a child.

    And besides those practical reasons, given the lack of evidence that it increases actual abuse, the liberty issue is valid. If someone isn’t actually hurting a child, is it right to imprison someone for decades for data on their hard drive? Photographic evidence of other crimes isn’t illegal, and if you think people don’t derive sexual satisfaction from dismembered bodies, go spend 10 minutes on 4chan. And, it’s a victimless crime. The crime was committed when the material was made, and there’s no doubt that it should be harshly punished.

    So, there’s absolutely a reasonable case for possession of child pornography to not be illegal.

    Posted anonymous through tor because most people will assume I’m a pedophile just for making this argument, and will also somehow think it advocates making production legal, which is simply not the case.

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