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Originally posted by goose
Well if you made too many things legal look at how many people would be out of work, the judges, the lawyers, the police, prison guards, and employees of that industry which also includes companies hired to build prisons, the wardens and his staff, then there is the people selling the food to feed the people, the parole officers, I am sure I have missed a bunch,and I am not saying that there would be no need for these people just a huge reduction in the need for them. Then you got to count other industries which depend on our fear, guns, bullets, maze, tazer makers and then there is the industry of self defense. The fines and money made from the prosecution of people. The people making those ankle bracelets, handcuffs, etc.. Keeping us all in a fearfilled sheep like state is good for the government.
[edit on 7-7-2005 by goose]
Originally posted by darkelf
Prositution is legal in some counties in Nevada. Yet they still have a problem with prostitues in counties where it is not legal. The girls in legal brothels have regular checkups and are protected from violence.
But in Reno and Vegas where it is not legal, you still have hookers that are willing to put thier life on the line to offer convience. And even though most of the brothels are located outside of the cities, you still have goups that circulate petitions to ban legalized prostitution.
Thank you for contacting me regarding medical marijuana.
I appreciate hearing from you and I welcome the opportunity to
I share your support for the potential benefits medical
marijuana may have over other narcotics in treating pain. You will
be pleased to know that on June 15, 2005, I voted in favor of an
amendment offered by Representatives Hinchey and Rohrabacher
to the Fiscal Year 2006 Science and Departments of State, Justice,
and Commerce Appropriations bill that would have prohibited the
use of funds in the bill to prevent states from implementing state
laws authorizing the use of medical marijuana. Unfortunately, the
amendment failed by a vote of 161-264.
The debate over whether or not to relax current laws
regarding the purchase, sale, and possession of marijuana has been
very contentious over the past few years. I have researched and
studied this issue for a long time and met with many experts,
including both doctors and patients living with uncontrollable pain.
Many argue that marijuana is necessary to help sick patients ease
their pain, while others argue that existing lawfully prescribed
medicines serve the same or better therapeutic purposes and that
we need to take bolder action to reduce marijuana use in this
country. Recently, new evidence was brought to my attention
illustrating the potential benefits of using medical marijuana over
other narcotics in treating pain. Please be assured that I will
continue to closely monitor this situation, keeping our shared
support for the benefits of medical marijuana very much in mind.
Thank you again for contacting me. As your
Representative in the United States Congress, it is a privilege and
an honor to serve you and to act as your voice in Washington.
Please feel free to contact me again with any other issue or matter
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Steven R. Rothman
Member of Congress
Originally posted by spliff4020
Well the reason this little utopia will never happen here, is because of control. Its not the dangerous drugs, or the disease filled women, its about CONTROL....
Our government does not whan us to feel free or safe. They want us scared all the time. Lock your doors and mind your business. (unless you dont trust that guy across the hall.....) A society kept in fear, stays in line.
Originally posted by TahoeSkiBum
I agree with you spiff but some states are a lot farther away from this than others.
I know in some southern states you still can't buy beer on sunday and have some counties that are dry ,no alcahol at all.You spend the night in jail if your caught with a seed or roach.Can you imagine the bible beaters if the subject of legalized prostitution came up.
The government should give each state free reins on subjects like this.I know they sort of do, but even in the states like california were they have decided medical marijuana and cannabus clubs are legal the federal government comes in and hassels or even arrest the owners.
Someday man should learn how to enjoy liberty without license, nourishment without gluttony, and pleasure without debauchery. Self-control is a better human policy of behavior regulation than is extreme self-denial.
Unbridled self-will and unregulated self-expression equal unmitigated selfishness, the acme of ungodliness. Liberty without the associated and ever-increasing conquest of self is a figment of egoistic mortal imagination. Self-motivated liberty is a conceptual illusion, a cruel deception. License masquerading in the garments of liberty is the forerunner of abject bondage.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
History has proven that a devaluation of morality is the bane of civilization. That will never change.