Wow: Every major demographic now considers alcohol more harmful than marijuana

posted at 10:41 pm on April 2, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via the Week, the most eye-popping result from an eye-popping Pew poll showing American attitudes towards drugs softening in various ways. Not only does every demographic now regard alcohol as more harmful than weed, it’s not remotely close. Even when you ask people whether their opinion would change if marijuana was widely available, alcohol still wins by double-digit margins within every group, including seniors(!).

Prohibition can’t survive a result like this for much longer. If a drug universally regarded as more dangerous is perfectly legal, pot’s Schedule I status isn’t long for this world.

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You’ve got clear majorities of Republicans on both halves of that question. Which is not to say that people are sanguine about legalization: Although 54 percent now support it, 55 percent say drug abuse is a “serious problem” and 54 percent think legalization will inevitably lead more kids to try it. That sounds like people have decided, correctly in my opinion, not that there are no risks to legalizing weed but rather that the risks of continued prohibition are greater. Other data points to the same conclusion. Sixty-three percent now oppose mandatory sentences for drug offenses; in 2001, just 46 percent did. Sixty-seven percent support treatment for illegal drug users versus just 32 percent who prefer prosecution. That’s something close to total victory for the NORML types out there. The change in opinion is probably too late to shift candidates’ attitudes much for the 2016 election, since both parties are terrified of what seniors might do if this becomes a hot button, but by 2020 you may have an openly pro-legalization candidate heading the Democratic ticket and someone not far from that position heading the Republican one.

One interesting, expectation-confounding wrinkle that caught my eye was this:

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Blacks and whites are, for once, in basic agreement — but Latinos vary considerably. Why is that? Any theories?


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Did I say I still sit around smoking pot? I used to, but my God offers absolution when I am a broken and fallen Christian and I am repentant…

I am not a MethoBabtiCostal Evangelical, but an Evangelical catholic Lutheran Christian…

OmahaConservative on April 3, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Oh, ok, glad you clarified that.

Cleombrotus on April 3, 2014 at 12:32 AM

What does this even mean? Are there minor demographics?

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Yep. Left handed kazoo enthusiasts.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 12:33 AM

Hard for me to understand a Christian to whom it appeals.

Cleombrotus on April 3, 2014 at 12:26 AM

It would make Christianity more attractive if we focused on ourselves and not on what decisions others make.

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 12:33 AM

I loved getting stoned. It felt great. It’s just that it tried to eat my life.

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 12:34 AM

After lecturing you for going offtopic, bluegill wants to smooch you, followed by frank. Are you up for it?

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 12:23 AM

I H8 HAGFISH!!!

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 12:35 AM

To those of you who believe that smoking pot has no effect on your health or your brain I give you one word.

Keith Richards.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Did I say I still sit around smoking pot? I used to, but my God offers absolution when I am a broken and fallen Christian and I am repentant…

I am not a MethoBabtiCostal Evangelical, but an Evangelical catholic Lutheran Christian…

OmahaConservative on April 3, 2014 at 12:30 AM

I must be a weird Christian or something because I don’t look at it quite as much as a sin as much as simply regressive behavior not consistent with my understanding of reality. I don’t NOT smoke pot or use drugs so much because it might be sinful but because it simply doesn’t make sense and I wouldn’t be living a consistent life, in my mind.

You know?

Cleombrotus on April 3, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Drunks are morally superior to stoners. How do I know this? It’s in the Bible, silly. In the name of freedom, throw stoners in jail!

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 12:36 AM

Let’s be serious here a moment, AP, and cut the crap. Alcohol and it’s associated horror stories (drunk driving, binge drinking, etc…) are pervasive in our society. People KNOW alcohol. On the other hand, how many people do you think can name a friend or relative whom they know for certain uses pot? People DON’T KNOW marijuana. So which do you think people are going to naturally consider more harmful: alcohol which is associated with drunks who slaughter families on the freeways or weed which is smoked by long-haired freaks who ride bicycles to work?

Scopper on April 3, 2014 at 12:36 AM

What does this even mean? Are there minor demographics?

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Centenarians

RickB on April 3, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Yep. Left handed kazoo enthusiasts.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 12:33 AM

Found ‘em

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Let he who is without weed cast the first stoner.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 12:37 AM

No one ‘decides’ to come to Christ that is a false premise. The Holy Spirit works in our hearts. That is how justification works. Altar calls and sinner prayers are useless and futile…

OmahaConservative on April 3, 2014 at 12:37 AM

It would make Christianity more attractive if we focused on ourselves and not on what decisions others make.

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 12:33 AM

Man, that could be misinterpreted wildly, but I know what you mean and agree.

Cleombrotus on April 3, 2014 at 12:37 AM

No one ‘decides’ to come to Christ that is a false premise. The Holy Spirit works in our hearts. That is how justification works. Altar calls and sinner prayers are useless and futile…

OmahaConservative on April 3, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Don’t conflate the eternal perspective and the temporal perspective OC.

Cleombrotus on April 3, 2014 at 12:39 AM

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Omg. Hilarious.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 12:39 AM

They fight

Schadenfreude on April 3, 2014 at 12:39 AM

weed which is smoked by long-haired freaks who ride bicycles to work?

Scopper on April 3, 2014 at 12:36 AM

You hit it right there, Scooper. Dope evokes pictures of long-haired greasy hippy types. Non-conformists. People who think they’re being provocative but in actuality, never grew up.

Personally, I don’t go out of my way to associate with them, people tattooed to the ceiling, pierced to the [blue]gills, what have you.
They are rarely conventionally successful people and will only serve to drag me down. And I’m down as far as I care to go as it is.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 12:40 AM

Drunks are morally superior to stoners. How do I know this? It’s in the Bible, silly. In the name of freedom, throw stoners in jail!

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 12:36 AM

It’s like looking at a straw-man dance line. All high-kicking, left, right, la, la, la la la la la, la, la la la la la, la, la la, la la la.

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 12:41 AM

I H8 HAGFISH!!!

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 12:35 AM

You want a kiss from her, admit it. You know she tastes like fish.

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 12:44 AM

Man, that could be misinterpreted wildly, but I know what you mean and agree.

Cleombrotus on April 3, 2014 at 12:37 AM

I agree it could be misinterpreted in a way that says we shouldn’t be discerning at all.

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 12:44 AM

All I know is that it’s a lot more fun to watch someone who is drunk than someone who is stoned. For example: drunk people dance much better than stoned people.

VorDaj on April 3, 2014 at 12:45 AM

You want a kiss from her, admit it. You know she tastes like fish.

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 12:44 AM

I’d rather kiss mrseven.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 12:45 AM

It’s like looking at a straw-man dance line. All high-kicking, left, right, la, la, la la la la la, la, la la la la la, la, la la, la la la.

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 12:41 AM

“freedom” means whatever the people want it to mean. There is a Biblical basis for this. Jesus agrees.

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 12:45 AM

What is that dork in the pic holding?

Dog turds?

Might as well be.

Sherman1864 on April 3, 2014 at 12:46 AM

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 12:44 AM

I was thinking more along the lines of “we should only think of ourselves.”

Cleombrotus on April 3, 2014 at 12:46 AM

wolly4321 on April 3, 2014 at 12:32 AM

Unless there is word to the contrary I think people can treat this as a QOTD.

FloatingRock on April 3, 2014 at 12:48 AM

They are rarely conventionally successful people
Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 12:40 AM

Fountains Of Wayne – Bright Future In Sales

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 12:49 AM

And another thing, if Grant had been a stoner instead of a drunk, the south would have won the war. Remember, Lincoln said he wanted to send all his Generals what Grant was drinking, not send them all a bale of what Grant was smoking. If Lee could have figured out how to turn Grant from a drunk to a stoner, Boston would now be part of the confederacy.

VorDaj on April 3, 2014 at 12:49 AM

I was thinking more along the lines of “we should only think of ourselves.”

Cleombrotus on April 3, 2014 at 12:46 AM

Oh, I see. Good point.

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 12:50 AM

In the names of God and Goodness, we should use the force of law to protect people from themselves, except for those cases where we shouldn’t. This is what freedom and consistency are all about, my friends.

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 12:50 AM

Pass the Dutchie~~~

bazil9 on April 3, 2014 at 12:52 AM

Cleombrotus on April 3, 2014 at 12:26 AM

It would make Christianity more attractive if we focused on ourselves and not on what decisions others make.

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 12:33 AM

I’m sure there are countless ways to make christianity more attractive, like if they turned churches into free religious brothels and gave away lots of free stuff like drugs and expensive cars and well, stuff.

oscarwilde on April 3, 2014 at 12:53 AM

if Grant had been a stoner instead of a drunk, the south would have won the war.

VorDaj on April 3, 2014 at 12:49 AM

Vienna, Va, November 10, 2011 — But 150 years ago, history shows that hemp saved the day for the Confederate troops when large bales of hemp proved too much for the Yankee forces on September 20, 1861, giving Confederate General Sterling Price a victory in Missouri.

Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/civil-war/2011/nov/10/civil-war-how-cannabis-delivered-victory-rebels/#ixzz2xnPRuSJV
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kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 12:54 AM

I’m sure there are countless ways to make christianity more attractive, like if they turned churches into free religious brothels and gave away lots of free stuff like drugs and expensive cars and well, stuff.

oscarwilde on April 3, 2014 at 12:53 AM

If in 2016 the Republicans make this the major part of their party platform, then Hillary won’t have a prayer.

VorDaj on April 3, 2014 at 12:55 AM

I’d rather kiss mrseven.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 12:45 AM

What about frank? Where does he fit in?

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 12:55 AM

What is that dork in the pic holding?

Sherman1864 on April 3, 2014 at 12:46 AM

About an ounce of bud.

FloatingRock on April 3, 2014 at 12:55 AM

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 12:54 AM

I don’t think they smoked it though.

VorDaj on April 3, 2014 at 12:56 AM

B9 and I are like two ships passing in the night. She liked my rudder and I liked her top deck.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 12:56 AM

I’m sure there are countless ways to make christianity more attractive, like if they turned churches into free religious brothels and gave away lots of free stuff like drugs and expensive cars and well, stuff.

oscarwilde on April 3, 2014 at 12:53 AM

That would be mixing religion with government. Probably not constitutional.

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 12:56 AM

I’m sure there are countless ways to make christianity more attractive, like if they turned churches into free religious brothels and gave away lots of free stuff like drugs and expensive cars and well, stuff.

oscarwilde on April 3, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Sign me up.

/anonymous sinner #74

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 12:57 AM

What about frank? Where does he fit in?

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 12:55 AM

frank is a dumb, drunk bish.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 12:57 AM

WHAT?! Is This, Like, the QOTD, now?

williamg on April 3, 2014 at 12:58 AM

“Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.” -Ronald Reagan, obviously a stoner.

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 12:58 AM

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 12:56 AM

lol…I luv u man.

bazil9 on April 3, 2014 at 12:58 AM

WHAT?! Is This, Like, the QOTD, now?

williamg on April 3, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Roll with it…

OmahaConservative on April 3, 2014 at 1:01 AM

I’m gonna go to Wal Mart.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Pass the Dutchie~~~

bazil9 on April 3, 2014 at 12:52 AM

…….from ‘de Lef-Hand Side!!…

williamg on April 3, 2014 at 1:01 AM

It would make Christianity more attractive if we focused on ourselves and not on what decisions others make.

perhaps not: the major, decisive repulsion of christianity (along with the other anthropoficial religions) in 2014 is that portions of its mythology are entirely incompatible with a scientifically informed perspective. there is very little to do to make the required acceptance of a virgin birth attractive, you see.

that being said, good call nonetheless — one of the major issues many of the irreligious have with especially fundamentalist christians is their proclivity for treating their religion as hopelessly internalist finger-pointing club.

it’s always refreshing to see a religious individual reminding that judgment of others should take a back seat to the judgment of the self.

anyway, of course alcohol is more harmful, but of course marijuana is harmful. it’s indubitably neurotoxic to the adolescent nucleus accumbens and basal ganglia (and probably other structures as well — i’m not a pathology guy) and probably harms the adult brain as well.

i support decriminalisation, because imo the government ought not be discouraging self-harmful behaviours by threat of legal discipline, but it’s important that developing adolescents understand the permanent changes marijuana abuse can effect in their neuroanatomy.

jaxisaneurophysicist on April 3, 2014 at 1:02 AM

williamg on April 3, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Roll [a joint] with it…

OmahaConservative on April 3, 2014 at 1:01 AM

fixed. hehe.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 1:02 AM

…….from ‘de Lef-Hand Side!!…

williamg on April 3, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Yep! Hey buddy-long time no seeeeeee

bazil9 on April 3, 2014 at 1:02 AM

Roll with it…

OmahaConservative on April 3, 2014 at 1:01 AM

……or let come in with A BONG!……everyone’s choce…..

williamg on April 3, 2014 at 1:02 AM

I’m gonna go to Wal Mart.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Be sure to give Twerp a THWACK for me.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 1:03 AM

Why are people bringing up Jesus when it comes to pot? All emotions, all The Bachelor drivel.

And then there will be dancing.

antisense on April 3, 2014 at 1:04 AM

“I promise you that any of the sinful things you say or do can be forgiven, no matter how terrible those things are. But if you speak against the Holy Spirit in defense of marijuana’s legality, you can never be forgiven. That sin will be held against you forever.” -Jesus

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 1:04 AM

Sorry. I had to snort that Koch Op-ed Schad linked. It had to be forwarded, copied to show someone later, etc.

– But now I just realized I’m god and that I don’t give a rat’s ass about what I was doing before or what any of you sorry loser people are saying!

HA HA HA HA HA

WOOO!

WOOO HOOO!

. . . Eh, now I’m suddenly just a demigod.

. . . Now only slightly invincible . . .

. . . Well crap. Now I’m just me again.

. . . And now lower than I started. Damn, I’m such a loser. Why’s my life like this? Has nothing to do with my choice to recreate — that’s harmless, responsible behavior. It’s the world, not me. We need more Democrats. –Wait!

MORE KOCH, MAN!

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 1:04 AM

Has anyone posted this yet?

http://therightscoop.com/awesome-vladimir-putin-calls-sarah-palin-on-the-tonight-show/

or maybe I should stay on topic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9DAGsIo0Q0

MontanaMmmm on April 3, 2014 at 1:05 AM

Did HA cover the Mike Morell testimony today…?

d1carter on April 3, 2014 at 1:05 AM

Yep! Hey buddy-long time no seeeeeee

bazil9 on April 3, 2014 at 1:02 AM

…..I be here, for ya – sweetie!

…..I sees you……(NO!! – DON’T say “you Stalk her”….Don’tDON’T Say That!!!…….)

….sorry, having trouble with my “inner voices” tonight…..you’re never alone with a Schizophrenic……..

williamg on April 3, 2014 at 1:06 AM

. . And now lower than I started. Damn, I’m such a loser.

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 1:04 AM

No. You are a piker. That is two rungs above loser, one below hoser, three above chuckle head and four above chump.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 1:06 AM

De Togueville observed that, in the 1830′s, most households he visited had at least two volumes on the fireplace mantle, Shakespeare and the Bible, and the occupants were familiar with both.

In the 2030′s it looks like it’s going to be a bong and a bag of Doritos.

Cleombrotus on April 3, 2014 at 1:07 AM

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 1:04 AM

I’LL have some of what Axe is Having!

williamg on April 3, 2014 at 1:08 AM

Legalization is inevitable.

tommy71 on April 3, 2014 at 1:08 AM

MontanaMmmm on April 3, 2014 at 1:05 AM

I have tried to do apologetics to our LCMS theology darlin’

OmahaConservative on April 3, 2014 at 1:09 AM

A friend of mine went to hell and mentioned in passing that there were a lot of hand baskets there.

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 1:11 AM

Legalization is inevitable.

tommy71 on April 3, 2014 at 1:08 AM

whatcha cookin? Anything good?

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 1:11 AM

Alabama 3 U Don’t Dans 2 Tekno Anymore

You lost the plot again, where you are now ain’t clear
It’s a misty morning memory, the road that took you here
Special K keeps the chills away in your broken basement room
Staring at the walls, sharing your score with no one.

And you don’t dance to techno anymore
I don’t see you under the strobe light on the dancefloor
It’s been a while since I saw your ultraviolet smile
You don’t dance to techno anymore

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 1:12 AM

I’m gonna go to Wal Mart.

Lanceman on April 3, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Going to check out their aquariums, are ya?

Kiss the Fish

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 1:13 AM

http://therightscoop.com/awesome-vladimir-putin-calls-sarah-palin-on-the-tonight-show/

MontanaMmmm on April 3, 2014 at 1:05 AM

It’s chopping like crazy. :) I have to bookmark it. I guess my network is bogged.

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 1:13 AM

SparkPlug on April 3, 2014 at 1:03 AM

*glares*

annoyinglittletwerp on April 3, 2014 at 1:13 AM

it’s important that developing adolescents understand the permanent changes marijuana abuse can effect in their neuroanatomy.

jaxisaneurophysicist on April 3, 2014 at 1:02 AM

Are they capable of such understanding?

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 1:15 AM

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 1:13 AM

No, it did that to me to had to let it load half way and then start again, I think RS’s link is funky.

MontanaMmmm on April 3, 2014 at 1:17 AM

too

MontanaMmmm on April 3, 2014 at 1:17 AM

I guess my network is bogged.

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 1:13 AM

That’s what ya get for putting the hamsters that power your network on a lot intake diet.

oscarwilde on April 3, 2014 at 1:19 AM

Has anyone posted this yet?

http://therightscoop.com/awesome-vladimir-putin-calls-sarah-palin-on-the-tonight-show/

or maybe I should stay on topic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9DAGsIo0Q0

MontanaMmmm on April 3, 2014 at 1:05 AM

The Sarah Palin skit is PURE GENIUS!!…..First time she’s ever been Featured where she was NOT ONLY not denigrated – but she comes out on TOP!!

As for the other – I always Like The Byrds version with Clarence White!…

williamg on April 3, 2014 at 1:19 AM

Why are people bringing up Jesus when it comes to pot? All emotions, all The Bachelor drivel.

And then there will be dancing.

antisense on April 3, 2014 at 1:04 AM

Jesus doesn’t like it when people on Earth advocate for laws which seek to protect their inalienable rights, and, like you, considers the effort to be based upon emotion.

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 1:19 AM

Are they capable of such understanding?

kcewa on April 3, 2014 at 1:15 AM

It depends on how long they’ve been smoking pot.

Cleombrotus on April 3, 2014 at 1:22 AM

Did HA cover the Mike Morell testimony today…?

d1carter on April 3, 2014 at 1:05 AM

No. Wish they did.

31giddyup on April 3, 2014 at 1:23 AM

It depends on how long they’ve been smoking pot.

Cleombrotus on April 3, 2014 at 1:22 AM

All law and no Gospel. So much for evangelicalism…

OmahaConservative on April 3, 2014 at 1:24 AM

Pot is Evil. Evil, I tell ya. :-) Now stop being a dope, before you get stoned. ;-)

tommy71 on April 3, 2014 at 1:25 AM

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.” -C.S. Lewis

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 1:27 AM

This is what freedom and consistency are all about, my friends.

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 12:50 AM

…..I gotta ask: Who Here Are This Guy’s “Friends”?

williamg on April 3, 2014 at 1:30 AM

Evangelical equals Gospel, which is dead without the condemnation of the law…

OmahaConservative on April 3, 2014 at 1:32 AM

That’s what ya get for putting the hamsters that power your network on a lot intake diet.

oscarwilde on April 3, 2014 at 1:19 AM

I think I’ll “dust” them. :)

For a few minutes, I’d have power enough to commune with the pink pixel beneath the Universe. Of course, after that, their hearts would explode, like last time — and that would be a bummer.

Or I could “fog” them. But they’d just forget what they were doing and the whole damn thing would shut down. No use complaining, either, unless you want to hear “geez, relax, man” ten thousand times in little squeeky voices.

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 1:32 AM

Potheads who use ‘freedom’ as an excuse. yawn…..

tommy71 on April 3, 2014 at 1:33 AM

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Cadillac Ranch

RickB on April 3, 2014 at 1:26 AM

Uncle Charlie and his dog Teddy……..

williamg on April 3, 2014 at 1:35 AM

Cleombrotus on April 3, 2014 at 1:07 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ9WHaSKlgU

FloatingRock on April 3, 2014 at 1:35 AM

Jesus doesn’t like it when people on Earth advocate for laws which seek to protect their inalienable rights, and, like you, considers the effort to be based upon emotion.

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 1:19 AM

We have an unalienable right to get high?

–But where’s that come from?

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 1:35 AM

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 1:27 AM

It’s a conundrum. The laws restricting the use of mind altering substances were put in place when the society, on the whole, recognized the inherent negatives of such substances on the mental and moral life of the individual and the society in general and supported such restrictions – for the recognized good of the community as a whole.

But now, now that such considerations have been rendered meaningless due to the deteriorating moral sensibilities of the community, the laws seem restrictive and needlessly repressive, not to mention counterproductive.

The real question to ask is, what has changed and is the change good?

Cleombrotus on April 3, 2014 at 1:35 AM

Did HA cover the Mike Morell testimony today…?

d1carter on April 3, 2014 at 1:05 AM

…..Michelle Bachmann was PURE GENIUS!!

williamg on April 3, 2014 at 1:37 AM

…..I gotta ask: Who Here Are This Guy’s “Friends”?

williamg on April 3, 2014 at 1:30 AM

Good question. Jesus doesn’t like people who believe that “freedom” and “truth” have objective meanings. I know this because I’ve read the Bible. Which Bible do people like you read?

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 1:37 AM

FloatingRock on April 3, 2014 at 1:35 AM

When I was living in Baltimore back in the early 70′s, a friend of mine met some of the Doobie Brothers in a restaurant late one night and “witnessed” to them. I asked him what their reaction was. He said, “Jesus is just alright with them”, meaning, “They think He’s cool but have no desire to follow Him.”

Cleombrotus on April 3, 2014 at 1:39 AM

We have an unalienable right to get high?

Do people have the inalienable right to forcefully try to restrict others from getting high in private?

–But where’s that come from?

Axe on April 3, 2014 at 1:35 AM

Jesus believes the public should decide for itself how “freedom” should be defined. Don’t you agree?

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 1:42 AM

or maybe I should stay on topic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9DAGsIo0Q0

MontanaMmmm on April 3, 2014 at 1:05 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyY-6oh0Ow8

FloatingRock on April 3, 2014 at 1:43 AM

It’s a conundrum. The laws restricting the use of mind altering substances were put in place when the society, on the whole, recognized the inherent negatives of such substances on the mental and moral life of the individual and the society in general and supported such restrictions – for the recognized good of the community as a whole.

But now, now that such considerations have been rendered meaningless due to the deteriorating moral sensibilities of the community, the laws seem restrictive and needlessly repressive, not to mention counterproductive.

The real question to ask is, what has changed and is the change good?

Cleombrotus on April 3, 2014 at 1:35 AM

Prohibition is not an effective solution. Some obstinate, unreasoning people who like to play God haven’t figured this out yet.

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 1:46 AM

Prohibition is not an effective solution.

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 1:46 AM

Oh? Am I to understand you saying that this is a problem in need of a solution, then? If Prohibition isn’t an effective solution, what might be an example of an effective solution to the problem of people needing to alter their consciousness in order to deal with life?

Or is that not how YOU would characterize drug use?

Cleombrotus on April 3, 2014 at 1:50 AM

Potheads who use ‘freedom’ as an excuse. yawn…..

tommy71 on April 3, 2014 at 1:33 AM

Rick Santorum likes the way you think.

non-nonpartisan on April 3, 2014 at 1:51 AM

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