For Our 5 Percent
'My relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it,' he once explained. 'People need somebody to watch over them.... Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.'
Gleaned from Atrios
Did you read yesterdays post? Yeah, I know, it's long. You'd know that one of the foundations of public education is quite consonant with the Arnold's quote above. Take 40 minutes or so to hear about the case of Ed Forchion (documentary in realmedia format) - see his censored by Comcast commercial. Freedom is not something given, it is something we claim. Go to NJWeedman.com and see a "little guy", a regular Joe standing up to the juggernaut of Government.
Consumer or Patriot, it is a personal choice we all make...
Check out ReconsiDer.org, visit their links page as you navigate around the site.
Remember we live in the land of the Free and the home of the Brave. And in a capitalist society nothing comes without cost.
Visit the site of the Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics and download their report On Medical Marijuana and Cognitive Liberty(it is a .pdf file). It will help clear your head of any of the sensationalist BS the mainstream media blasts at you. Plus it offers perspective to counter the hype on MM for when you discuss the issue with folks. CCLE has an amazing links resource too.
Where do Democratic candidates for President stand on the issue of Medical Marijuana? Granite Staters for Medical Marijuana can show you. I'll give you a clue, some of the great slightly "left of center" hopes are quibbling...
I think you'll find the majority of people reasonable and rational when discussing the social evils of marijuana prohibition, let alone prohibiting MM to sick people- let me know what you experience.