Why I’m not a Republican

Our Greenwich reps oppose the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana. The entire “war on drugs” has caused us to spend billions of dollars uselessly, eroded our freedom (ask any boater who’s been the subject of a U.S. Coast Guard search) and funded the entire third world’s terrorist and criminal population. Dropping possession of marijuana down to an infraction is a small step towards sanity, I think, but Republicans can’t get past the morality of the issue. I fail to see a huge moral difference between vodka and Northern California’s cash crop but even if there is a difference, spending millions on an ineffective prohibition policy makes no economic sense.

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9 responses to “Why I’m not a Republican

  1. OGRCC

    Chris,

    here is something we agree on.

    the war on drugs is a complete joke (tragic joke)here in the US. it is a complete FAILURE. and the policy makers rationalization behind it is even more absurd. I guess one can keep throwing money at it and hoping maybe that the problem will go away.

    If heroin became legal tomorrow i won’t be using it.

  2. anonymous

    Agree, legalize all drugs; personally have zero interest in trying ’em even if legal

    Enough idiotic taxation and perhaps voters will finally revolt

    Scary part is enough voters are now government employees whose make-work jobs depend upon more stupid taxes…we know how they’ll vote

    Top 1% of earners pay some 40% of all taxes; clearly not enough voting power for those who actually pay the damn taxes

    • christopherfountain

      That’s true, anonymous, but once the mob runs out of people with money to steal it will turn on itself and then, perhaps, change will come. What sort of change is a scary question, but this nonsense can’t continue.

  3. Walt

    Oh boy. I solved this one long ago. It’s not even a hard one with todays technology.
    But no one would listen to me. And it would also eliminate bank robbery, the Mafia, political graft, tax evasion, AND the war on drugs. To name but a few.
    You want to know how? Seriously. ELIMINATE PAPER MONEY. Think about it. There is no reason to use it. Give everyone a debit or credit card. They ALL use prepaid phone cards. It’s the same thing. Instead of picking up a welfare check, pick up your government sponsored debit welfare card. Which can’t be used to buy booze, lottery tickets, at the race track and on and on. All of our taxes go down, as there is no underground economy.
    We have TRANSPARENCY, which all you guys keep harping about. But it won’t happen, because you will not be able to bribe politicians. And the ACLU and Al Sharpton will throw a hissy fit of epic proportions.
    But it would work.
    TADAAAAAAAAAA!!!
    Off to the Beach!!!
    Your Pal,
    Walt

    • christopherfountain

      You know Walt, until now I’ve never thought that Mojito’s were good for the brain but I’ll admit, that’s a darn interesting idea.

  4. Walt

    Thanks Dude.
    And just so you know, I have been noodling your predicament while watching the hotties on the beach. And I think I have solved your commission drought. Here is the concept.
    I have all this stuff that I really can’t use. Round Hill, Palm Beach, Park Ave, Mustique, Southampton, and on and on and on. But I can’t get rid of it – not because of that pesky asset freeze, but because it wouldn’t look good. Plus Monica likes it. But I can only be in one place at a time, so I have tons of excess capacity.
    But, on top of all this, when I go to L.A (looking for Bar what’s her name), or to London, or Paris or France (Show you my underpants!! Couldn’t help myself!!) I need to stay in a hotel suite. What the heck is that all about? I should be in a Chatoe. Chaethoe? Oh heck – a really nice house.
    Ok ready? I think you get the problem, but a dim bulb like you can’t solve it. So here you go. We do a timeshare type club. Really exclusive. Not everybody can get in. You need to know someone. Sound familiar? It’s a proven business model.
    My stuff – the Hamptons, Mustique, etc, is available to club members to use when they are in town. When I go to Switzerland, or some other place without an extradition treaty, I get to stay in another club member house!! Get it? Of course, we charge an annual membership fee to pay the little people to handle the administration. That would be you Chris.
    What do you think? I say brilliant!! Now get to work on this.
    Basil is calling!!!
    Your Pal,
    Walt

  5. greenmtnpunter

    Vermont is way ahead of you, Walt, the Green Mtn State already issues debit food stamp cards which look like standard issue debit cards. This, of course, so as not to embarrass the user in the supermarket checkout line by fumbling and counting for all to see those pesky food stamps. So, I ask, why shouldn’t I obtain such a debit food stamp card? No embarrassment, no nuthin’.

    The meat/fish dept manager at the local super tells me that on the first of the month, when these debit accounts are automatically credited with cash again, most of his biz is the debit food stamp card crowd coming in and bingeing on Porterhouse, NY Strip, Delmonico, Lobbies, and other top of the line vittles, no 2.79/lb hamburg- for-the helper for them!

  6. Lorin

    intrinsic value???

  7. Walt

    Greenmt –
    So they get the concept but they suck at execution? This can be done, easily, and it would solve so many of our problems. But no one wants to really do it, because of the flak they would take.
    Enough about that. Can you guys believe time gave this whiney bastard the space?http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1889393,00.html
    You have no idea what a case of red ass this guy gives me. It would take forever to retort. So hollow.
    But off to dinner!!!
    Your Pal,
    Walt