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Thoughts on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Inauguration

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96d_CzrfxsM[/youtube] Dr. Cornel West articulately raises concerns about Obama posturing on Martin Luther King, Jr. today. King was adamantly anti-war; Obama has increased war efforts primarily through the drone program in numerous countries that haven’t done a thing to the U.S. Dr. West also raises concerns of the prison-industrial complex; Obama, even after using illegal […]

Obama Will NOT Tackle the Drug War

[youtube]http://youtu.be/MwDvi7X8qzI[/youtube] Today GQ reports: According to ongoing discussions with Obama aides and associates, if the president wins a second term, he plans to tackle another American war that has so far been successful only in perpetuating more misery: the four decades of The Drug War. To believe Obama on this issue is to ignore the […]

Ron Paul: How to End Drug Crimes

“You wanna get ride of drug crime in this country? Fine, let’s just get rid of all the drug laws.” ~ Ron Paul In a September 2008 report, the Marijuana Policy Project found that between 1995 and 2008 nearly 9.5 million individuals had been arrested due to connections with marijuana (whether it is cultivation, possession, or distribution). […]

In Two Weeks of Media Coverage

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXngblVydh8[/youtube] In the past two weeks the American people have been subjected to nearly 120 stories about the sex life of Presidential contender Herman Cain. Yet at the same time: 1.) Only 3 major networks covered Obama’s sending U.S. troops in Uganda. 2.) Only 1 major news network covered the scandal of the Obama Administration […]

Addressing Common Concerns with Ron Paul

When I first heard Ron Paul in the 2007 presidential debates, I thought he was a nut. I considered is ideas to be wacky, extreme, and unnecessary. However, my curiosity was consistently piqued by some of the statements he made in the debates and other interviews. After doing my own research for nearly six months, […]

Why Ron Paul (In 60 Seconds)

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The Clear Benefits of Decriminalizing Marijuana

The history of the Drug War is a long, complex, and fascinating piece of U.S. policy that combines controversial ethical and legal arguments in its defense. Beginning with an anti-marijuana campaign in the 1930s, cumulating in the creation of the Drug Enforcement Administration in 1973, and spreading its reach to more than 50 countries around […]

Legalize Marijuana: California’s Cannabis Choice in 2010

My home state of California is taking charge this November 2010 election with The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, which would legalize the contained growth and use of marijuana. Essentially the measure would bring marijuana to the level of alcohol and cigarettes: restrictions on use but certainly not making criminals out of […]

The Deceit of the Drug War

The beginning of the loss of freedom is never an open, obvious, or direct process. As Thomas Jefferson said, “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” Freedom is lost gradually from an uninterested, uninformed, uninvolved people. With this in mind, one area that cannot be ignored is […]