There are 12 ballot questions on tomorrows ballot. I was sure how I was going to vote on most of them but a couple of them were new to me. I went through the little guide book and read the arguments for and against.
If there were comments by the Sierra Club, the Green party, or the NEA, I voted opposite their position.
It was so simple then.
I vote against card check, in favor of an amendment to not force health care on me, I’m opposed to affirmative action, opposed to anymore money going to early childhood education and in favor of the legalization of pot.
That might be a controversial vote to most of my 6 readers but I have a good reason. If it will decrease the amount of illegal drugs coming over my Arizona border and therefore the amount of illegal aliens and crime, I’m in favor of that. And I would rather American pot growers make money than crooks and terrorists from Mexico.
After 30 or 40 years of a war on drugs with no changes, it’s time to legalize what is basically a victimless crime. In Arizona, it’s being put on the ballot “for medical uses.” That’s a start to ending this stupid, expensive and lost war. Let people smoke it, in the privacy of their own homes. It’s less dangerous on society than alcohol has been. And there is no credible proof that its use leads to heroin addiction.
Legalize it and tax it. But if I can’t smoke a cigarette in a restaurant, then do not allow lighting up a joint at a baseball game or a concert. Smoking is smoking, no matter the content of the tobacco.
What needs to happen is a real crack (pardon the pun) down on Meth.
November 1st, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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