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Chris Christie: 'I Will Crack Down And Not Permit' Legal Marijuana As President

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posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 08:34 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

I know but you know what? When my accountant shows me a prospectus of stock returns for any period of its history that still doesn't guarantee the same kind of returns in the future. And he makes damn sure he tells me that when ever we change anything in the portfolio.
Past patterns can help predict future results but it doesn't guarantee them.




posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 08:40 AM
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originally posted by: wasaka
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If New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) becomes president of the United States, he said on "The Hugh Hewitt Show" Tuesday, he will "crack down" on those states that have ended prohibitions on marijuana.

When asked by Hewitt if he would enforce federal drug laws in those states that have legalized and regulated cannabis, Christie responded unequivocally.

"Absolutely," Christie said. "I will crack down and not permit it."

Citing an "enormous addiction problem" in the U.S., Christie, who has not yet announced a presidential run but has launched a political action committee, said that a very clear message needs to be sent "from the White House on down through federal law enforcement."

"States should not be permitted to sell it and profit" from legalizing marijuana, he said.


What a jerk, this guy.


There really isn't anything scientific or medically valid about anti-marijuana advocates' stance on marijuana. Addiction medicine specialists, and virtually all medical literature, agree that marijuana is a relatively benign drug. Medical studies demonstrate that it is far more safe than most legal drugs, from alcohol to prescription drugs. This does not mean that it is "good," but that our drug laws are upside down. There is no reason that alcohol should be legal and marijuana not.

I sometimes think that there MUST be an ulterior motive to all of this, considering the facts above. People have said in the past that it was everything from a conspiracy by the textile industry to pharmaceutical industry. I personally think, as some others have, that because marijuana and other much stronger psychadelics have the potential to open people's minds and "deprogram" them a bit from basically societal brainwashing, the government and powers that be have a vested interest in not allowing them. Meanwhile, alcohol, which does not have this effect and arguably has little spiritual value, and is a much harder drug than marijuana, is legal, precisely because it has a dumbing down or checking out effect.
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posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 08:41 AM
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originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: Xeven
Unless Hillary really screws up or some real not made up or suggested or GOP wished for illegal activity emerges She will be our next President. She has the most experience and political clout and that is what it takes.


That's the thing. The Clintons have MAJOR clout. Hillary screws up? She has. It's OLD news though that the voting public will either ignore or consider "old news". The voting public isn't as astute as ATS members. Sorry America.

I'm pretty sure that the voting public and ATS membership are not mutually exclusive. I'm both and I'd bet most of the Americans on the site are as well.



posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 08:43 AM
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a reply to: TheWhiteKnight

There is nothing in her past that won't pass muster.



posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 08:50 AM
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Everyone already knows that the drug laws were created to put African Americans in jail. No other reason. One white man who's initials are Rockefeller claimed it made them wild and want to rape white women and that was all it took. End of story.



posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 09:10 AM
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a reply to: AutumnWitch657

It's actually a combination of all those elites getting together and demonizing this plant. Paper, pharm, Rockefeller et al. They all had something to lose. And gain.

On topic: Doesn't declaring that you would go against a majority vote in a democratic republic make you a traitor to the whole system and earn you the title of monarch?

What do we do to traitors and monarchs in America?
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posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 09:59 AM
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a reply to: wasaka

But he will permit Jelly donuts. Lots of jelly donuts.





posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 10:19 AM
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Oh, I dunno. Mister Geffen teaches us that everyone lies.
But the Clinton's do it so effortlessly…that even he is troubled by it.

It's not that he's worried.
He gave us Barak Obama, and assimilated aids™ into our culture, after all.
He diverted all legitimate '60's protest culture (against pollution, unjust wars, and the military industrial complex cancer)
into a 6 billion dollar personal war machine fortune. A boutique of trinkets of cheap psychedelia wherein he could suck artist's souls
and try to figure out which holes he favors, on the human form.

He may have something else in mind, you know, for our future.
The world treated them badly, so now it's their turn.
That's what it's all about.

In the mean time, we have this national (s)election facade to keep up
And it is Hillary's turn, since she was forced to bite her lip and hide the crocodile tears last time they handed out titles

Ah room zoom zoom
Ah room zoom zoom
Come through the magic (closet) door with me.

Certainly she will return the favor.
In militarily industrial spades.

Works every time.
Now, why don't we all hate Muslims together?
All other hate is progressively verboten.

Enjoy the bread and circuses. Eli, Zoey and Ariel are on and I don't want to missed a beat.

And get out while you still can.

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posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 10:23 AM
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just amazing how many posts are in the "off-topic" category, talking about Clinton and other democrats, I will leave it at that, so as to not cause any animosity from my conservative moderator members....Chris Christie knows that the majority of the GOP base is against marijuana legalization, and even a certain percentage of moderates and democrats are as well....he's a politician, trying to run for POTUS, and it is still against federal law...hence, a safe position at this stage.



posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 10:35 AM
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originally posted by: jimmyx
just amazing how many posts are in the "off-topic" category, talking about Clinton and other democrats, I will leave it at that, so as to not cause any animosity from my conservative moderator members....Chris Christie knows that the majority of the GOP base is against marijuana legalization, and even a certain percentage of moderates and democrats are as well....he's a politician, trying to run for POTUS, and it is still against federal law...hence, a safe position at this stage.


Okay. On topic for ya, boss.

Christie will get my attention when I can stand to look at his fat F'n face. Until then he is just a circus butt clown waiting for a heart attack at the brothel of excess and bad taste.

They will certainly attempt to repeal all progress in this vein, but the fact is that they have no business even discussing this subject. Neither should we have to quibble over it. Give them nothing. No taxes, no notice, no quarter to their cries. And I would be most appreciative if they kindly restore the millions of lives they destroyed while hunting down this miracle plant and gift from God. Apparently Obama hasn't figured this out yet. And I don't think the next stooge will be strong enough to tell the truth either, Democrat or Republican.

Because it is nobody's business, that is, unless you are a born dyed in the wool pig.

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posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 10:47 AM
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I agree completely, his angry rebuke of any criticism thrown his way, even it is glaringly true, makes him ineligible for POTUS, let alone a governor, but that last part is not up to me....he's more like a guy running a BADA BINGS stripclub, than a servant of the people.


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posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 11:13 AM
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originally posted by: jimmyx
Chris Christie knows that the majority of the GOP base is against marijuana legalization, and even a certain percentage of moderates and democrats are as well.


If Chris Christie "knows" that, he's completely wrong.

Alaska is arguably the reddest state in the nation and they voted by 53.2% to legalize recreational marijuana.

Florida, another state that is typically Conservative, had a 57.6% yes vote to legalize medical marijuana but there was a clause that required a 60% majority.

The following typically-red states have legalized medical marijuana:
-Arizona
-Nevada
-New Mexico
-Montana

When states actually put it to a public vote, marijuana is highly favored. The problem lies with convincing the GOP state senators and reps that what you're claiming about their base isn't true. If they wanted to be fair, every state would put marijuana on the ballot and let the people decide.
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posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 12:17 PM
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I'll believe it when I see it, I guess is my best answer



posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 12:34 PM
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Just like republicans approved all minimum wage increases in every state it was on the ballot. Just because the republican candidates are catering to the religious right doesn't mean most republican support this. Just because republicans are against pot doesn't mean all republican approve of this stance.

The far right is completely against minimum wage increases republicans still approved it.

Why today's republican's cater to the far right of there party when they are the minority is beyond me.

I think there will be upto 16 states with some sort of mj related ballot initiative.


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posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 06:38 PM
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originally posted by: LDragonFire


Why today's republican's cater to the far right of there party when they are the minority is beyond me.





Especially when the far right are going to vote for the guy with an R next to his name no matter what.



posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 07:09 PM
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originally posted by: Answer

originally posted by: LDragonFire


Why today's republican's cater to the far right of there party when they are the minority is beyond me.





Especially when the far right are going to vote for the guy with an R next to his name no matter what.


The slogan being used in the Mississippi medical initiative is "God doesn't make mistakes"



posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: LDragonFire

originally posted by: Answer

originally posted by: LDragonFire


Why today's republican's cater to the far right of there party when they are the minority is beyond me.





Especially when the far right are going to vote for the guy with an R next to his name no matter what.


The slogan being used in the Mississippi medical initiative is "God doesn't make mistakes"


That's a good way to win over the religious conservatives who are anti-legalization.

I hang around a lot of ultra-conservatives and I've yet to meet one who isn't in favor of legalization, at least for medical.



posted on Apr, 18 2015 @ 11:54 PM
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originally posted by: muchmadness
Anyone who is as frighteningly obese as this guy is has absolutely ZERO credibility regarding what other people should be allowed to put in their own bodies.

Maybe he should "crack down" on his own addiction.


Couldn't of said it better myself. I wonder if he honestly believes the substance is negative, or if he is just satisfying a political agenda.



posted on Apr, 19 2015 @ 08:12 AM
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originally posted by: LDragonFire
a reply to: Answer

Just like republicans approved all minimum wage increases in every state it was on the ballot. Just because the republican candidates are catering to the religious right doesn't mean most republican support this. Just because republicans are against pot doesn't mean all republican approve of this stance.

The far right is completely against minimum wage increases republicans still approved it.

Why today's republican's cater to the far right of there party when they are the minority is beyond me.

I think there will be upto 16 states with some sort of mj related ballot initiative.



This is what people need to realize. The Republican elite, even while pandering to the religious right and also fiscal conservatives while campaigning, in reality just serve the financial elite when it really comes down to it. The same could be said for many of the Democratic elite too.

So, perfect example, the minimum wage.

Or international trade regulations.

Moving jobs overseas.

Etc ad infinitum.

I appears that there are ulterior motives for most things, from marijuana to trade. And, that in the end the elected officials at the federal level will serve their masters and the agenda, NOT what an actual poll would show support for of either party.

And then, these officials have the gal to get on TV and speak "for the people." We Americans blah blah blah. Most people, because they don't have enough awareness or stats, just assume that most people really do support whatever the agenda is.



posted on Apr, 19 2015 @ 08:15 AM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
a reply to: [post=19251480]Quetzalcoatl14[
Everyone already knows that the drug laws were created to put African Americans in jail. No other reason. One white man who's initials are Rockefeller claimed it made them wild and want to rape white women and that was all it took. End of story.


No, everyone doesn't "know that." No doubt, drug laws disproportionally affect people of color, in part because a higher proportion of people of color live in poverty and troubled communities, mostly because of historic racism and oppression. But these are all social science and historical patterns, which have as one manifestation a higher rate of crime and hence incarceration.

It is doubtful that drug laws, however, were created as a primary ulterior motive to incarcerate people of color. There is more to this.

Yes, there was propaganda to outlaw many drugs, as you mentioned. But that is what the media does, it uses propaganda to convince the ignorant public of whatever is desired.



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