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Originally posted by Astyanax
reply to post by Sheol
You seem to have some kind of prejudice against drugs and drug users.
American Presidents are men of the people, elected by the people. Why should they eschew popular vices?
Are you so naive as to believe that politicians are--or are supposed to be--any better than the rest of us?
Also, do you imagine that modern statesmen and stateswomen can possibly get through their crushing workloads, and keep the insane hours they have to keep, without a little pharmaceutical help now and then--on prescription, of course?
The era of drug prohibition is breathing its last, and about time too. Your outdated attitude and concerns seem been more appropriate to the 1950s. Your use of derogatory terms like 'junkie' and 'pothead' to refer to drug users is inappropriate and insulting.
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