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Ron Paul Explains How Anti-Prohibitionists Can Win Elections
    #6999120 - 06/02/07 11:31 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

This is not the only reason to vote for Ron Paul or even the best one. But it's something we can all probably agree on :stoned:. You still have plenty of time to register to vote if you need to. Remember you must be registered as a Republican to vote in the Republican primaries.

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The national media has been buzzing about Texas Congressman Ron Paul since the May 15 presidential primary debate in South Carolina, where he traded shots over foreign policy with former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Regardless of what one believes about the reasons why jihadists hate America, or how one believes a lasting peace can be achieved, it's easy to see that the passionate exchange provided a major boost to Dr. Paul and an even bigger boost to the issue he raised. His call for a reexamination of our nation's foreign policy touched a nerve and reinvigorated a serious discussion that has long been considered taboo, at least in Republican circles.

In case you haven't yet heard the growing buzz about Ron Paul, perhaps the best visual evidence of his newfound celebrity status can be seen in his second appearance on Bill Maher's HBO show. When Maher first interviewed Paul March 30, the host seemed skeptical and even dismissive of Paul and his campaign. Paul's May 25 appearance was a different story altogether.

It's really picture perfect if you're a Paul supporter: you have Ben Affleck sitting there, clapping, and appearing to be deep in thought throughout the segment, you have Dr. Paul appearing laid-back and cracking jokes (he can be a little stiff sometimes), and most importantly you have multiple bursts of thunderous applause from the studio audience. And you also have YouTube, where who knows how many people will eventually watch the clip and others like it?

Now imagine a similar program, except this time a host and candidate are talking about the so-called "War on Drugs." The host tosses up prohibitionist softballs, the candidate knocks them out of the park, and the crowd goes wild. It's just one of many ways the anti-prohibitionist message can quickly become contagious if we can only gain a little more momentum in the public eye. But which candidate or candidates will carry the torch?

Several candidates have taken favorable positions on marijuana policy reform (each will be explored in future articles), but the most staunchly anti-prohibitionist candidate is probably Dr. Paul himself. Despite his personal dislike for drugs, the 71-year-old obstetrician (who has delivered over 4,000 babies) says he believes in the somehow radical yet simple notion that adults should be free to choose for themselves what they want to ingest, provided that they bear the responsibility for their actions. He articulated these views in a May 24 interview with Chris Goldstein on Norml's Daily AudioStash.

Paul also directly addressed some of the political realities associated with Drug Prohibition, explaining that many of his colleagues in Congress know the truth but are afraid to speak out against prohibition for fear of reprisal at the ballot box. "They think they can't possibly be elected or reelected to government if they tell the truth about the Drug War," Paul explained. "And yet that's one thing I've always been able to overcome. In my district they know where I stand, and I've always been very clear that the Drug War is a lot worse than the drugs themselves."

If Ron Paul can get elected and reelected with this message in a conservative Texas district, shouldn't we be able to get more anti-prohibitionists in government across the country?

The answer is a simple yes. So let's do it...




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Re: Ron Paul Explains How Anti-Prohibitionists Can Win Elections [Re: Ythan]
    #6999145 - 06/02/07 11:40 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I'd rather register Democrat and vote for Dennis Kucinich. :razz:


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Re: Ron Paul Explains How Anti-Prohibitionists Can Win Elections [Re: fireworks_god]
    #6999187 - 06/02/07 11:50 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul are both a little extreme for me. Kucinich is too socialist, Paul is too libertarian, and the rest of them are too full of shit. And yet, I still greatly admire both Kucinich and Paul for speaking truth to power in this election. I have very little hope that either of them will get the nomination, but hopefully they can set the tone for the upcoming election(which is not really so "upcoming," being more than a year away).


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Re: Ron Paul Explains How Anti-Prohibitionists Can Win Elections [Re: Ythan]
    #6999500 - 06/02/07 01:10 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

i'm in. i will be voting for ron paul :thumbup:


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Re: Ron Paul Explains How Anti-Prohibitionists Can Win Elections [Re: Ythan]
    #6999513 - 06/02/07 01:13 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I'm re-registering as a Republican in order to vote in the primaries.


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Re: Ron Paul Explains How Anti-Prohibitionists Can Win Elections [Re: Ythan]
    #6999622 - 06/02/07 01:43 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

<<Despite his personal dislike for drugs, the 71-year-old obstetrician (who has delivered over 4,000 babies) says he believes in the somehow radical yet simple notion that adults should be free to choose for themselves what they want to ingest, provided that they bear the responsibility for their actions.>>

:thumbup:  A politician speaking as rational as this is probably rarer than getting struck by lightning.


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Re: Ron Paul Explains How Anti-Prohibitionists Can Win Elections [Re: SuperD]
    #7000140 - 06/02/07 04:00 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

If you're registered Rep vote Paul. If you're registered Dem vote Kucinich.


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Re: Ron Paul Explains How Anti-Prohibitionists Can Win Elections [Re: Silversoul]
    #7000149 - 06/02/07 04:03 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

If they ran together they would balance each other out. :wink:

They could take turns being President. :grin:


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Re: Ron Paul Explains How Anti-Prohibitionists Can Win Elections [Re: Ythan]
    #7000588 - 06/02/07 06:29 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Im pretty sure you dont have to be registered under a party to vote for a candidate in the Primaries. Im registered Non-Partisan and I voted for a Dem in the last primary election. When I got to the voting place they asked me if I wanted to vote for a Dem or Rep candidate. I said Dem and my ballot had all the candidates on it from that party.


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Re: Ron Paul Explains How Anti-Prohibitionists Can Win Elections [Re: AaronEvil]
    #7000593 - 06/02/07 06:30 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

One thing I really dislike about Ron Paul is his pro-life stance.


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Re: Ron Paul Explains How Anti-Prohibitionists Can Win Elections [Re: Ythan]
    #7000669 - 06/02/07 06:48 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Ythan, would you mind if I steal your sig for the sake of our country?:grin:


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Re: Ron Paul Explains How Anti-Prohibitionists Can Win Elections [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #7000831 - 06/02/07 08:05 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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One thing I really dislike about Ron Paul is his pro-life stance.




yep

but christ, look at the competition :smile:


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Re: Ron Paul Explains How Anti-Prohibitionists Can Win Elections [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #7000842 - 06/02/07 08:11 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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One thing I really dislike about Ron Paul is his pro-life stance.




What don't you like about it?


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Re: Ron Paul Explains How Anti-Prohibitionists Can Win Elections [Re: gregorio]
    #7000873 - 06/02/07 08:24 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

well, our opinions differ

i think we look at the check sheet and see pro-life and go ooooh, assuming that that's a huge issue that want to enforce. so we label ourselves at odds with the guy on that issue. silly eh


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Re: Ron Paul Explains How Anti-Prohibitionists Can Win Elections [Re: gregorio]
    #7000877 - 06/02/07 08:25 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

that fact that it's his stance....

a prolife stance is just straight up retarded.


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Re: Ron Paul Explains How Anti-Prohibitionists Can Win Elections [Re: moosehead]
    #7000886 - 06/02/07 08:28 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

his stance is that the federal government shouldn't legislate it?


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Re: Ron Paul Explains How Anti-Prohibitionists Can Win Elections [Re: Digs]
    #7000908 - 06/02/07 08:34 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

He believes that it should be left up to the individual states. That is in line with his entire political philosophy; less power for Washington, more to the individual states. This is the United States.

He is also against Federal funding for abortions.


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Re: Ron Paul Explains How Anti-Prohibitionists Can Win Elections [Re: gregorio]
    #7001179 - 06/02/07 10:22 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

I am glad the shroomery is getting to know Ron Paul, I have been promoting him a lot where I can.


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Re: Ron Paul Explains How Anti-Prohibitionists Can Win Elections [Re: gregorio]
    #7001209 - 06/02/07 10:33 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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One thing I really dislike about Ron Paul is his pro-life stance.




What don't you like about it?




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Dumb question of the day award?


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Re: Ron Paul Explains How Anti-Prohibitionists Can Win Elections [Re: Snypa187]
    #7003102 - 06/03/07 02:12 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)
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Ythan, would you mind if I steal your sig for the sake of our country?:grin:




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