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For a while, paralleling the colossal failure that is the “War on Drugs” with Prohibition was something one would only see in banners at events like Seattle’s Hempfest. For whatever reason, this seems to have gone mainstream recently, with commentators ranging from Christopher Hitchens to Rachel Maddow throwing potshots at the decades-long governmental effort to curb illegal drugs. Could we be witnessing a shift in attitudes?
Reason magazine illustrates how public employee unions kept Arnold Schwarzenegger from delivering on his campaign promises.
Rush Limbaugh and his “ideas” seem to me about as serious as Jon Stewart. Like Stewart, he is politically significant but he doesn’t seem like someone who should be at the forefront of a major political party. It’s good to hear Steele say that Limbaugh isn’t the leader of the Republican Party. Now he needs to be serious and claim his position as leader.
Iraq Veterans Against the War placed it’s first major network television commercial on NBC, just after Obama was sworn into office. According to IVAW, all of the production services were donated by various organizations and members from across the country put together a huge effort to get this 30 second TV spot in major metropolitan areas.
I’m continuously amazed at the knee-jerk reaction of Obama supporters when you call their champion a socialist. At the heart of socialism is the redistribution of wealth, a philosophy that Obama openly touts.
Socialism is as fundamentally flawed and as doomed to failure as democracy, and true patriots shouldn’t support any candidate that is spreading the doctrine of either, whether in this country or in the ones we occupy.
After all, America is a Constitutional Republic.