Legalize Pot Now, Mr. President

Whether you like him or hate him is irrelevant, Donald Trump can do something which a large majority of Americans would support–order that the Federal Government decriminalize the sale, purchase, and use of marijuana.

It is past time for the US to come to grips with the pot issue. Worldwide, trends are moving in the direction of decriminalization. Uruguay and Canada have already done so. Mexico will soon join them. Individual states are moving to make pot legal in one form or another.  The Feds are on the losing side.

Polls show that Americans, by and large, wish to see the Feds so-called “war on marijuana” end. Sooner or later this will happen. Inevitably, a large amount of the national economy will be removed from the black market and brought out into the open where it can be participated in legally. In addition, many people, non-violent offenders, who are presently incarcerated for the sale or possession of pot could be set free to rejoin society, enabling them to become productive citizens and slashing the immense cost to taxpayers to keep them behind bars.

The movement to change government policy on marijuana has become crystal clear—it will be modified in favor of more personal freedom. President Trump can go down in history by giving this issue a huge push in the right direction—declare that the US will make marijuana free and legal. Washington has lost this war. Now is the time to admit it openly.

Lying, Indignation, and Crocodile Tears

In his press conference on Wednesday, January 15, President Barack Obama made certain statements about “gun control” and what he intends to do about it. Two of those stand out to me as hypocritical and personally damning. Gun control is the least of Obama’s problems. When he stands before God Almighty to account for his life, God isn’t even going to mention gun control. He will, however, ask Obama to account for his words.

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” –John Adams (1770)

1. “Protecting our children from harm shouldn’t be divisive. … I asked Joe [Biden] to lead an effort along with members of my cabinet to come up with some concrete steps we can take right now to keep our children safe. … This is our first task as a society — keeping our children safe. If there’s even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there’s even one life we can save, we have an obligation to try it. … I think about how, when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now.” (Copied from an article on the Patriot Post, follow the link to see the entire post.)

Mr. Obama’s hypocrisy is blatant. Every single day, more children are violently murdered in abortion (infanticide) mills than are ever killed by lunatics in schools. If he were completely consistent with his own rhetoric, he would immediately start pushing to eliminate the murders which happen because a “woman has the right to choose.” If even one unborn child’s life was saved because of his action, wouldn’t he have the obligation to try? According to what he said, he should act now to protect the most vulnerable among us.

The fact is that school children aren’t the most vulnerable among us, unborn children are. School children have buildings with lockable doors around them, unborn children only have wombs. School children have adults who can act on their behalf in the defense of their lives; unborn children have no such legal protection. School children have mothers and fathers who love them and want to see them come home, unborn children are not automatically guaranteed that.

Why doesn’t Obama mention this? Why doesn’t he clamor for the lives of 1.5 million unborn children who are viciously murdered each year in America? The silence is deafening. The obvious answer is that he doesn’t want to. There is no political traction for him by going down that road. In fact, if he did start to make noises to that effect, he would see his “support” vaporize like frost on a sunny morning.

2. In the press conference, Mr. Obama made it clear that he was going to move ahead on “gun control”, with or without Congress’ approval or assistance. He mentioned that he would push to vigorously prosecute those people who made false statements (lied) when applying for a background check prior to purchasing a firearm. Apparently, lying to the government is serious business. At least, it is when a person is trying to buy a gun.

My question is this. If lying (perjury, making false statements) is so bad that the federal government must come down hard on the perpetrator, then why don’t we see that action taken in other matters, for example, Eric Holder’s role in the Fast & Furious scandal? See here,

and here, for potentially incriminating statements made by Holder.

What about the President’s own sworn vow before God to uphold and defend the Constitution? What about his actions taken to murder American citizens without due process of law?

“In April 2010, …President Barack Obama placed al-Aulaqi on a list of people whom the (CIA) was authorized to kill because of terrorist activities. The “targeted killing” of an American citizen, sometimes described as an assassination order, was unprecedented…The U.S. deployed unmanned aircraft (drones)…to search for and kill him…succeeding…on September 30, 2011. Two weeks later, al-Aulaqi’s 16-year old son, Abdulrahman al-Aulaqi, a U.S citizen who was born in Denver, was killed by a CIA-led drone strike in Yemen.”

Now, before you get your knickers in a knot, understand that I am not “terrorist” friendly and do not support violent actions for political gain. Instead, by using these examples, I want to point out the blatant hypocrisy in the President’s attack of fraudulent statements on background checks while turning a blind eye to his own and those surrounding him. According to Obama, truth-telling is relative to the situation and if he has anything to say about it, he will be the one to determine what is true and what isn’t.

If Mr. Obama was really serious about rooting out lying and perjury in the government, he would start with his own house. How likely is that to happen? My guess is that pigs will fly first.

Eventually lies catch up with you. Even if Obama never answers to an earthly court concerning his perjury, he will be haled in front of a heavenly one. Invoking the name of God in an oath is not a laughing matter nor should it be taken lightly. He hasn’t learned that yet. Hopefully he will before he leaves this world behind.

Paul Ryan’s budget plan. What a joke!

Even though there are probably people who deny this, everyone instinctively understands that the Democrats will never balance the Federal budget. Not so with Republican true-believers, since there are many who still cling to the notion that the GOP really is the “good” party. For example, witness the millions who think that Paul Ryan’s proposed budget is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Sorry, folks, but I have to prick your balloon.

If Ryan’s budget was (miraculously) instituted in the next fiscal year and strictly followed thereafter, it would not produce a positive balance for another 27 years. Twenty-seven years! This does not take into account the almost certain probability that it would be discarded as soon as the American people felt the pain brought on by adherence to its “austere” regiment. I think I can safely say that its life span would probably not extend as far as the Romney/Ryan term of office, if they should somehow manage to win.

27 years. What a joke. All this by a celebrated budget miser and celebrated all over America by millions of deluded, miserably blind, so-called fiscally conservative voters. But, hey, at least he’s not Joe Biden.

(Ed. Note) I went back and researched this a little more and realize I made a mistake. The “official” time frame is actually only 23 years, not 27. Small comfort!


Presidential Election 2012, USA

Now that the political scenery of the presidential election is becoming sorted out, a few observations might be in order.

  1. It doesn’t matter which party wins the White House, both the Republicans and Democrats are in the hip pocket of the people who pull the strings.
  2. Nothing substantial in politics will change if Romney/Ryan actually beat Obama/Biden. American society will continue down the path of profligate spending, outrageous deficits, expanding government, and continual war.
  3.  The political, social, and economic climate in this country and around the world is going to get drastically worse. Neither Romney nor Obama will make things better. They are part of the problem and have no solutions except for the same old, same old.
  4. The general health, wealth, and safety of the average American citizen will continue to worsen despite promises by all candidates to make things better.
  5. Faith in government and the American dollar is rapidly diminishing. Whoever wins the election is powerless to change that.
  6. No matter which candidate wins, four years from now we will look back at 2012 and view these as the Good Old Days.
  7. Anyone who expects and believes that changing the man at the top will benefit the man at the bottom is in for a rude awakening. If the shoe fits, wear it.