reply to post by boncho
If you listen to the message, he is 100% right. He is basically saying people should be empowered enough to make decisions for themselves.
They love to try to get him on that "heroin" thing, but they never do. Seems as though that is the worst they can find to throw at him. Johnson
made sense on this issue to, but then this is the issue he is most famous for nationally.
We have so many "sacred cow" issues that have been "grandfathered" in, none of which make any sense when considered rationally or fiscally. These
debates have allowed us to consider them as a group instead of forcing them artificially into "topics". (Topics work hard to prevent seeing the
whole picture.) The end result is that Washington looks for all the world like a class of fifth graders whose teacher has been absent for a long
At my private school they used to paddle the really bad kids. Wouldn't it be great to see the irresponsible politicians lined up on national T.V.
and physically paddled for all to see? Of course it would never happen, but think of the damage to their careers, the total humiliation, and how
empowered we citizens would feel by the whole affair. Sure it would be symbolic, but to people who live by their pride and vanity, it might even be
more effective than prison time.