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Legalized Marijuana

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by General Mung Beans, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. General Mung Beans

    General Mung Beans New Member

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    Hello, I am new here.

    One thing I as a conservative "don't toe the party line on" so to speak is that I support the legalization of marijuana as studies actually show it is less harmful than tobacco or alcohol and I hope nobody argues tobacco or alcohol should be banned-indeed many conservatives have argued against banning smoking in public places too.
     
  2. matt wade

    matt wade Well-Known Member

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    I have no issues with outlawing alcohol and tobacco.

    I also have no issue with legalizing marijuana for medical use only.
     
  3. freeatlast

    freeatlast New Member

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    Well then if you believe that then no you are not a conservative. So what is your question?
     
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  4. billwald

    billwald New Member

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    Beans - you forget this a BAPTIST list aka board. Their greatest example of pleasure, good times . . . is an ice cream social.
     
  5. Winman

    Winman Active Member

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    Not so.

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  6. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    I am taking an educated guess that you consider yourself a conservative. ( Myself, I AM a Conservative).

    However, I am sure that there are ponts to a conservative agenda or the Conservative Party platform you might disagree with.

    If so, would you still be conservative conservative?
     
  7. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    What aspect of conservatism is violated by supporting the legalisation of marijuana?
     
  8. freeatlast

    freeatlast New Member

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    Salty,
    [SIZE=+0]I have been accused of being a fundamentalist, conservative, liberal, moderate, non believer, and many other things. So I really don't normally make claims to any title since today there seems to be no clear standard to determine what a particular title stands for and in this case the term is conservative and in my response I made no personal claim to being a conservative. It seems that even the claim of what makes one a Baptist is no loner clear to many so much of the titles are a mute point.
    [SIZE=+0][SIZE=+0]However in my mind as to what a conservative is it is someone who holds to the teachings of God and does not stray to the left or right and I do not think of it as being someone who claims to be a Christian and supports the legalization of taking of recreational drugs. To me that is a liberal or more likely someone who is lost while to another it may be seen as something different.
    So really what title I hold is held in another's eyes and not mine because of the skewing of the meanings held by each person.
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  9. freeatlast

    freeatlast New Member

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    [SIZE=+0]C4K since there seems to be no clear standard for the term "conservative" I suppose the violation is only in the mind of the one seeing what they deem as a violation. However if recreational drugs are not a violation for a conservative claim, which I make no claim of being one, it is certainly a violation of God's standards, and to me, and what I understand as being a conservative, such a stance as supporting recreational drugs negates the claim.
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  10. Robert Snow

    Robert Snow New Member

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    Hey dude, quit boggarting the thread!:laugh:
     
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