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U.S. Presidents Involved in Drugs & Alcohol?

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posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 04:25 AM

It’s no secret that the White House has been endowed with illegal drug usage over the years: Marijuana, Cocaine, Alcohol, of course with a mistress on the side.

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I just went thru this article and was surprised how accurate it is. Let's see

Barrack Obama

George W. Bush
*Cocaine, Marijuana, alcohol abuse

Bill Clinton

John F. Kennedy
*Pain killers, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, & medical marijuana.

Franklin Roosevelt
*Opium and even was a opium trader

It's a wonder why people elect potheads, drug junkies and drug traders as leaders. Could we trust such people on making decisions for billions of people? A leader is someone who leads by example....what kind of example are these people giving to the youth that it's okay to do drugs, be involved in drug trade and alcohol abuse and become leaders to decide on millions of lives?

posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 04:37 AM
Well from Roger Clinton's own mouth, his brother Bill loves the white powder. But maybe he just switched to pot when he got in the WH.

I don't doubt it for a minute, even if the source turns out to be untrustworthy.

posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 04:40 AM
reply to post by Sheol

I believe JFK took '___' with Mary Meyer, also...I haven't read this book for 20+ years (so I can't give you a page citation) but I think this info is in Spooks by Jim how I remember it anyways...

posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 04:42 AM
reply to post by Son of Will

I dont understand people's rational in electing such drug users, traders. What good can they do for a country and millions of people when they themselves are involved in such activities? Can we even trust their decision making abilities amidst their foggy and clouded mind? Imagine a President sniffing 4 lines of crack and attending a National Security meeting...what the hell!!

[edit on 5-9-2010 by Sheol]

posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 05:17 AM
reply to post by Sheol

Imagine a President sniffing 4 lines of crack and attending a National Security meeting...what the hell!!

What you fail to realise is the "National Security" meeting probably involved the CIA, aka Cocaine Industries America..

posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 05:22 AM
Remember we only elected Clinton because he didnt inhale.

I thought I remember reading where Obama was a cokehead too.

posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 05:25 AM

Originally posted by Sheol

Franklin Roosevelt
*Opium and even was a opium trader

Just to clarify your source does not say that FDR was an opium trader or user, it claims that his father and grandfather were opium traders.

[edit on 9/5/10 by Hefficide]

posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 05:26 AM
reply to post by Texcin

Remember we only elected Clinton because he didnt inhale

I thought that was Monica..

posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 05:55 AM
OP on the other hand has never even sniffed a glass of alcohol, right? It kinda shows..

[edit on 5-9-2010 by lynxlynx]

posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 06:10 AM
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.

posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 06:32 AM
If any of these presidents had serious drug problems I don't think they would remain in office due to the fact that drug addiction would have prohibited these individuals from properly and effectively performing their job duties and their behaviorism's most likely would have drawn very negative attention to the main population and Washington's elite which in turn would have gotten these presidents impeached instantly. They were just recreational users, you haters need to grow up and get over it. If you only had an inkling of the amount of prestigious and famous people (and who some or a lot of these people are) throughout the world that recreationaly use drugs, either A) your head would spin or B) you'd stop being so uptight about practices that have been going of for centuries. Please, be open minded and/or grow up.

posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 06:47 AM
Do you think the problems facing the US and its economy are due to the fact that the presidents were high or drunk when making important decisions???

I have a feeling that greed and corruption play a much bigger role than weed and alcohol ever could.

Once you have fixed the corruption, then maybe you can worry about what they do on their own time. Until then, keep your eye on the ball.

posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 06:59 AM
There is a very large difference between using drugs responsibly and recreationally and being an addict than can't even function for a few hours without being high. I really could care less if a president likes to unwind with some opiates or marijuana now and again...nothing wrong with it at all and i agree with other posters that you have a very draconian view on drugs....they have been used for all of known human history for a reason, humans like drugs.

[edit on 5-9-2010 by Solomons]

posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 06:59 AM
reply to post by endlessknowledge

The presidents decisions aren't the last say. Things have to go through congress first. Unless a President vetoes something he does not make the final decision, so no, drugs and alcohol have not affected any of our presidents major decisions, maybe in their personal lives drugs/alcohol have affected things but what a president does in his home with his family/friends I don't think affects me in the least bit. By the way, U.S. presidents are just puppets my friend.

posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 07:54 AM

Originally posted by kimish
reply to post by endlessknowledge

By the way, U.S. presidents are just puppets my friend.

No s*** Sherlock

posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 09:01 AM
Presidents are more personalities, public figures capable of lying very well, elite salesmen/women, they are chosen because of their talents, to win adoration of vast numbers of gullible voters... They are all "rock stars" "celebrities" hand picked by their ultimate masters in a game played out in campaigns regularly costing many millions of dollars, extravagant productions which rival the very best Hollywood can produce.

The people are consumed by the illusion that their votes actually count when the outcome is already, always predetermined. it will always come down to two choices, left or right, republican or democrat, all others need not even try... They can't win.

You will have to pick from two.

Enjoy the production, believe, VOTE!


[edit on 5-9-2010 by Fractured.Facade]

posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 09:03 AM
Presidents are like mods.

They are only human. Besides... Would you prefer to have someone on top making rules and stuff, on subjects they haven't got a clue about ? ( This counts for every subject, not only drugs )


The old ways of governments, when it comes to drugs.
Well... they even fought wars to have the biggest slice of profit. Drugs have been a big money cow. They still are IMO.

Nothing bothers me more then a high ranking individual that claims weed / pot has a worse effect then alcohol.

You can better use weed then alcohol and anyone that says this is a lie. Well...
He/she does not have a clue or they are hypocrite.

Meanwhile they spend millions of tax dollars ilegalizing pot. Making it expensive and placing harmless people behind bars. While you can buy alcohol almost everywhere.

Alcohol has the property of making a criminal out of your average Joe. Murderer even.
Pot does not have that effect by a long shot.

I would be bothered more if I learned about a president that has been a goody two shoes his entire life.

posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 09:37 AM
Everyone is young at some point in their life. Funny how you just pointed to American Presidents as if other national leaders have no faults.

Boys will be boys.

There have been mistresses living in the White House, your sense of history needs to go much further back. Alcohol abuse has only been a "problem" for the last 25 years. Before then, it was actively encouraged. Having a mistress or two was a sign of success. Times were different and better in some regards.

Hard drugs only became available in the 50's and 60's. Natural drugs and concentrated natural drugs were available before then, such as coc aine and morphine. No wide spread usage was in play with these drugs, except with limited segments of American society. National politics was not part of that segment.

A person who hasn't done drugs, alcohol, sex, and rock n roll; would raise even more questions. This applies to women as well.

I wouldn't vote for a person who didn't have have a past involving the above because they are either lying, or a complete stick in the mud with no sense of fun or adventure, which is needed, for a leader in later years of life.

An ongoing problem with drugs or alcohol would not be covered up regardless of thought process, because there are too many journalists looking for dirt just like this. This was true with Eisenhower's mistress, Kennedy's womanizing and medical drug abuse for back pain, and LBJ's mistress, to a more modern era as Bush's (the shrub) past with drugs and alcohol, to our latest and greatest with Mary Jane. This has been in just my lifetime.

posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 09:55 AM
If politicians took some time out and smoked a spliff or two, maybe they'd meet some interesting realisations and put their actions into perspective.

The "stupid stoner" stereotype is a really out-dated belief that should be quashed.
Yes, there are stupid people who do drugs, but assuming that all drug-users are useless idiots who can't tell left from right is like saying all people who drink alcohol are equivalent to an alcoholic throwing up on the street corner. Everything in moderation.

Of course, I think there are drugs that should generally be avoided, the highly addictive ones especially, but drugs like cannabis especially shouldn't be treated with such fear.

posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 09:57 AM
Bush 1 and 2 sold coke through Zapata Oil. Cia planes crashing here and there with kilos. No one cares though.

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