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  •  Is that so? I disagree... (0+ / 0-)

    Then why did Congress pass the Volstead Act to ban alcohol? Because it was beyond their comprehension that there was any other legal means other than a Constitutional Amendment.
    But now, we feel that our government can arbitrarily restrict our behaviors, and they do not hesitate to pass laws and hand out harsh fines and imprisonment.

    "How I hate those who are dedicated to producing conformity." William S Burroughs

    by shmuelman on Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 11:51:44 AM PDT

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    •  Point well taken re: Volstead, however I still (0+ / 0-)

      maintain arguing that the laws which make marijuana possession and use illegal somehow infringe upon an individual's Constitutionally guaranteed right to the pursuit of happiness is a BIG stretch and comical. I'll give anyone who promotes that angle credit for being able to keep a straight face when they do it, but it's just not serious. I'm pretty confident we'd be hard pressed to find any con law scholar, practioner or judge who would agree this particular prohibition violates any Constutionally guaranteed rights. Thanks.

      "Imagination is more important than knowledge" - Albert Einstein

      by Citizen Earth on Thu Jul 01, 2010 at 11:15:00 AM PDT

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