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Rand Paul attempts to sound… Presidential

… which is really becoming another word for “idiotic.”

Via Hit and Run

Paul said he believes in freedom and wants a “virtuous society” where people practice “self-restraint.” Yet he believes in laws and limits as well. Instead of advocating for legalized drugs, for example, he pushes for reduced penalties for many drug offenses.

“I’m not advocating everyone go out and run around with no clothes on and smoke pot,” [Rand] said. “I’m not a libertarian. I’m a libertarian Republican. I’m a constitutional conservative.”

“He made it very clear that he does not support legalization of drugs like marijuana and that he supports traditional marriage,” [said Brad Sherman of the Solid Rock Christian Church in Coralville, Iowa].

You don’t have to advocate it. You just have to stop arresting people for it. (And there are times and places where running around with no clothes on and smoking pot is a perfectly acceptable thing.)

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24 comments to Rand Paul attempts to sound… Presidential

  • claygooding

    Acceptable hell,,some of my fondest memories in life are of that very thing,,they are the part of my life I want to flash in front of my eyes.
    What are we going to do when Calvina Fay finds out how much fun sex is ala joint.(picture that with your morning coffee)

  • Duncan20903

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    Hmm, maybe I should threaten to run around naked in public if they don’t re-legalize. I’m certain that almost everyone would go to extremes to avoid that spectacle. Wearing a sock a la Red Hot Chile Peppers should keep me from getting convicted but not diminish the experience for the innocent bystanders.

    Wait, maybe clay has a better idea, I’ll threaten to force Ms. Fay to do that. I’ll save the nuclear option in case people are too stubborn for their own good. I’m just afraid that there would be a lot of spontaneous suicides if I used Linda Taylor.

    • claygooding

      If I could post a pic of her in one of her angry looking finger pointing fits it could be used for talking teenagers into abstinence.

    • kaptinemo

      The prohibs almost make me think that there is a justifiable cause for engaging in eugenics. Your two examples are perhaps the most compelling and persuasive…not to mention nauseating.

  • Duncan20903

    Decriminalization of petty possession has been approved by the Vermont Legislature. Gov. Shumlin is likely to sign it into law according to the MPP.

  • Duncan20903

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    I really wish I could figure out how these people come up with this stuff:
    Denver Rehab Businessman Fears Kids Will Inject Marijuana

    Go back to selling green eggs and ham Samiam.

  • N.T. Greene

    …inject it?

    Man, the future is weird. Either that or people working in that industry have to exist in a constant dissociative state.

    Sounds like thorazine to me, guys.

    • allan

      well… if pot smokers get green tongue, then pot injectors… would get green blood? Of course… just follow the logic and we see also the pot-eaters have green poop… tea and tincture users have green piss… no wonder so many get busted, we keep giving ourselves away (adopt one of us in next week’s drawing!) with these obvious signals of marihuana abuse.

  • Duncan20903

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    So Kaiser Permanante did a little study of 83,000 that concluded the heavy pot smokers have a significantly reduced incidence of bladder cancer. But you can’t fool the prohibitionists. They noticed right away that they didn’t include any non-smokers. I guess just comparing it to the rate of bladder cancer in the general population just doesn’t prove a damn thing.

    Marijuana Linked To Lower Bladder Cancer Risk, Study Says
    Huffington Post-1 hour ago
    Kaiser Permanente researchers compared the risk of bladder cancer in more than 83,000 men who smoked cigarettes only, marijuana only or both substances…

    Smoking lots of marijuana lowers risk for bladder cancer, doctor says
    Washington Times-7 hours ago

    Study: Frequent marijuana use tied to reduced bladder cancer risk
    Raw Story-22 hours ago

    Smoking Marijuana Reduces Bladder Cancer Risk, New Study Shows
    -San Francisco Chronicle (blog)-6 hours ago

  • Cliff

    With his stance on personal liberty, (re: WOsD) I would be hard pressed to vote for the man.

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    Question: What do you call a ‘libertarian’ politician who is against drug legalization?

    Answer: A Republican

  • thelbert

    this month’s high times magazine has an interview w/roseanne barr. she makes me glad i voted for her last election. compared to the chin waggers in d.c. she is the voice of sanity and honesty.

  • John

    I reluctantly voted for Rand Paul because of the Democratic candidate’s extremely negative ads. I have, until recently, almost always voted for Democratic candidates, now I look for Libertarian candidates. (I only voted for Obama once, I’m a fast learner). I can’t say I regret voting for Rand, I like some of his Libertarian leanings. He is not afraid of attacking the status qou and ridiculous traditions in congress. As far as Republicans go, he’s not that bad. There are many more far worse we should be targeting before Rand Paul.

  • Fallibilist

    Rand Paul is trying to appeal to both sides of the issue. He’s being “too clever by a half.” If he keeps this up, he won’t be the heir apparent of Ron Paul– he’ll be the heir apparent of Mitt Romney. To the Junior Senator from Kentucky: don’t ruin the family name or your pappy will take you over his knee with a strap!

    But seriously: All Sen. Paul has to do is to devolve the cannabis question to the states. Something like 3-out-of-4 Americans favor this position. The people of Utah don’t have to dominate Californians; the reverse is equally true.

    See Senator Paul? You don’t have to be a rank hypocrite to be a good politician.

  • allan

    OT… musical interlude

    watching this guy on PBS, da-yamn… his vid of a classic has almost 12 million views

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSkP3uym5k

  • Servetus

    Rand Comment: “I’m not a libertarian.”
    Translation: I hate liberty and justice for all.

    Rand Comment: “I’m a libertarian Republican.”
    Translation: I sold out.

    Rand Comment: “I’m a constitutional conservative.”
    Translation: Justice Scalia is my man.

  • mr Ikasheeni

    I thought that a majority and rev Robertson no longer favor persecution for resuming previous medical practice of cannabis.

  • Maria

    “Advocate” I don’t think that word means what they think it means.