Adorable Pro-Pot Ad Makes Conservatives Think…and George Soros Swoon
posted at 8:37 am on October 28, 2010 by Diane Suffern
With a nod toward California’s debt, praise for “budding” new business opportunities, decreasing cartel crime, bureaucratic costs and prison population, it’s certainly persuasive. But, I’m skeptical. Given California’s systemic budgetary abuse, there’s no way the state can make a dramatic turnaround from decriminalization, new jobs and tax revenue alone, as the ad suggests. Plus, removing marijuana from the list of trafficked drugs won’t stop the demand for harder substances. Johnny Nextdoor might not be hauled away for his personal supply, but he might if he still grows it without a license or has developed a taste for, say, the white stuff.
How refreshing is it to see such a candidly titled bill, though? Hooray for no euphemisms! At least here you know they’re going to regulate, control and tax the hell out of something. Then again, could be more bill-crafting shenanigans. If Mom and Pop are going to support legalization, it’s going to need to be non-threatening (cute cartoon ads help), beneficial (It’s for the deficit!) and those smelly hippies better be taxed for their drug of choice if the price of Grandpa’s Glenfiddich has gone up and the stigma of smoking Marlboros is just short of clubbing baby seals to death.
So, tell me friends, how now should a California conservative vote? Do they support new entrepreneurs to help reduce the deficit? Or do they reject the notion that something tantamount to another sin tax will ever be the panacea liberals reflexively bill them as? Entrepreneurs and personal liberties are only as strong as an overbearing State allows them to be, you know.
Conspiratorial side note: Given the movement is flush with Soros cash, is the Freemason Eye + Obama circle really the way to garner more Conservative support? Excuse me while I find my tin-foil hat…