Making my morning rounds I came across a great piece on The American Spectator which is quite timely. Liberal Anthropologist is continuing the discussion on the legalization of drugs, so I figured he might want a glimpse of all the fun loving, clean, respectful people that have joined him in his call.
Quite frankly, the gathering in Colorado looks very much like the Occupy Movement – which has been trashing municipal parks and costing the tax payers thousands, perhaps millions of dollars, nationwide. Oh Joy! Let’s celebrate these people and their willingness to stand up for their rights. To be punks.
I found the following the most interesting point by the author:
“This is not a civil rights issue, not a “freedom of association” or “right to free expression” issue (as it was framed by a local ACLU spokesman.) It is an issue of breaking a law (even if a law which I oppose) in public, on state property, while disturbing the important work done by Colorado’s largest university and paid for by almost none of the lawbreakers.”
Constitutional arguments are warranted in all times – we must be ever vigilante and I can appreciate all discussion surrounding regulatory abuse, limiting liberty and in which direction we should be moving as a nation (without mentioning elections, because you know that is sooooo crazy). However, if one of these demonstrations happens in Virginia on a collge campus I am going to roll out a big sign that reads “Welcome Obama Supporters”
But hey, it’s Friday – so I am going to marry two more topics (without infringing on anyone’s rights and/or discriminating against anyone) with the legalization of drugs and constitutional authority to regulate, and ask people to post their favorite post smoking song.
‘Scuse me while I kiss the sky…………..