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Sanders promises to Federally legalize cannabis

Discussion in 'Political Debates' started by Landon Caeli, Feb 21, 2020.

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  1. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli ~◇~

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    At a Santa Ana rally this morning, at Valley H.S., Bernie Sanders promised to Federally legalize "marijuana" (cannabis).

    Would that alone be enough for you to vote for Bernie..?
     
  2. Landon Caeli

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    For the record, I think English speakers should use the term cannabis.
     
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    Not for me. I am all for legal recreational pot use (and I believe so are most of the democratic nominees) but I'm not a single issue voter.
    Right now I'd pick Bernie or Warren because most of their stated goals align with mine.
    Leaning more towards Bernie because he is most consistent on healthcare and environment.
     
  4. Landon Caeli

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    Though Pete Buttigieg said his healthcare plan is wildly expensive, leaving a trillion dollar hole, every year, even after raising taxes.

    ...So I don't know if I could do it.
     
  5. columbus

    columbus Conservative Catholic from Hell

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    Tax payers of America Unite!

    Do you want to keep paying both for the police and also big pharmaceutical company profits?

    Or do you want Truth, Freedom, and The American Way?
    Tom

    ETA ~ Does anybody think that Sanders has what it takes to effectively oppose corporate drug dealers? I don't.~
     
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    I'm already going to vote for him so that's just the cherry on top.
     
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    columbus Conservative Catholic from Hell

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    I don't want another Trump administration. I'd like another choice.
    Tom
     
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    Yeah, as an independent, I don't think I could vote for him. But if he does win, of course I'm hoping to find some kind of enjoyment out of it. :D
     
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    Supporting legalization isn't enough to win my pick, but opposing it is enough to lose it. Freedom is important to me, as are the precedents we set regarding it.
     
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    We already spend more on private insurance and could easily do with spending trillions less on the military.
     
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  13. columbus

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    What I was saying is that I'm confident that Sanders running as a "democrat" is probably the same as another Trump administration.

    Sanders couldn't even win amongst the Democratic party candidates.
    Tom
     
  14. Father Heathen

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    This!
     
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    That's probably going to necessitate a very large group effort, with essentially simultaneously cutting off all heads and tentacles within a very short time of each other to prevent any of them inflicting sudden, and potentially terminal, damage to the efforts to slay it, giving the monstrosity that is corporate drug dealers time to recover from where it was hurt, it's resolve and legal armor becoming thicker in the process.
     
  16. Evangelicalhumanist

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    I am of two minds about this. Trump was elected almost solely because he wasn't "establishment." And Bernie did have quite a bit of support among Democrats in the lead up to 2016.

    Granted, he would certainly be the oldest President ever inaugurated, if he won (so he'd better make a brilliant choice of running mate), but I think it's just possible that there a lot of people not quite so far right who would also like to see some shake-up from the status quo. So it is possible.

    As for cannabis, my partner is a huge fan (it's legal here in Canada), but I've seriously never liked it -- just because of how it makes me feel -- so I never use it and have little interest in it as a campaign plank.
     
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    That looks like a long way to say "No". Sanders can't do it.

    Clinton could, I believe, if she gets sufficient motivation from voters. But I don't think that will happen. People who might give her that motivation will stay home unless she agrees to everything they want. And they want so many different things that she just won't do it.

    She's been there and done that. I wouldn't, if I were her.
    Tom
     
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    I don't think so.

    Why do you?
    Tom
     
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    I don't think there will be any one person who can get it done. It's too big, too deep, and too many actors playing roles in both drug dealer executive boards and politics. And I don't think one person can get much done, because unlike the normal mob, this mob directly has their hands penetrating government from the top-down, and without people watching out for their "legal tricks" I worry the efforts of one person can easily be undone, because this mob has direct access to influencing how laws are changed and how the current law is interpreted.
     
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    Supposedly Russians are supporting the Bernie Sanders campaign

    Supposedly Russians are supporting the Trump campaign

    Isn't it curious that anyone some democrats don't like end up supposedly being supported by Russians?
     
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