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  1. Loco deSane

    Loco deSane said, about 3 years ago

    would go a long way toward paying down the national debt

  2. Mark

    Mark said, about 3 years ago

    You must live in Simple World, where all Christians think the same thing.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 3 years ago

    I am conflicted, sure, good that it is getting over with, but anger lingers because the powers that be knew all along it was evil.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    Christians: followers of Christ. Jesus (the only candidate that I know of for the position of “The Christ”) said these things (paraphrased).

    All the law and the prophets are wrapped up in two commandments, love God with all your heart, soul and strength and the other just like it love your neighbor as you love yourself.

    He that is without sin cast the first stone.

    Don’t judge for with the measure you use you will also be judged.

    Paul/Saul said Love is patient, love is kind, it isn’t jealous, it doesn’t brag, it isn’t arrogant, it isn’t rude, it doesn’t seek its own advantage, it isn’t irritable, it doesn’t keep a record of complaints, it isn’t happy with injustice, but it is happy with the truth. Love puts up with all things, trusts in all things, hopes for all things, endures all things.
    Love never fails

    So CpnLaz and RGwalther, can you apply these attributes to yourselves? A true “christian” is not offended by what you do after all we all “sin”.

    Now as to repealing a law that was put in place so that trees could be used for paper rather than hemp (a costly mistake in early corporate legislation) and the demonetization of a plant and it’s mild effects as compared to say….alcohol…… is just common sense.

    Something in very short supply in congress

  5. curtisls87

    curtisls87 said, about 3 years ago

    It is precisely because of the illegality that drug dealers sell to anyone, including minors. Were it sold under the auspices of the same laws as alchohol, there would be very few “black market” sales to children, and none that would be legitimate. Liquor stores don’t sell to children because they wish to remain in business. As long as drugs are illegal, their sellers will have nothing encumbering their sale to minors.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    Just as the majority of gun-owners are responsible, the majority of drug users are…..users, not sellers. And the majority of sellers will not sell to kids. Just as alcoholics are unwilling to buy liquor for those underage. And not all users are addicts.

    I have a friend who was seated next to a DEA agent on a commercial flight about 10 years ago. They struck up a conversation. The agent stated that they estimated that three out of every five homes at that time had marijuana in the household; the only reason DEA ever prosecutes pot anymore is because some politician wants to make a splash.

    If you think that democracy means that the will of the people is represented, it’s way past time to re-examine the waste of time, money, and lives that is called the “war on drugs”.

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    Attributed to Ghandi: “I think I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians; they are so unlike your Christ.”

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    It’s amazing how many of the “Don’t take Christ out of Christmas” crowd couldn’t get Christ out of Christianity fast enough….
    I feel sorry for the people who actually walk the walk. They’ve got to be wondering what weird Bizarro-world their religion has been dragged into.

  9. Sam Beavin

    Sam Beavin said, about 3 years ago

    The od dumbasses on the hill need to embrace the 21st century! FWIW I’m 64

  10. YellerDogDemocrat

    YellerDogDemocrat said, about 3 years ago

    DRUGS – Legalize and control…didn’t we learn anything during the days of prohibition (1919-1933)?

    Take away the profit motive and eliminate the
    makers, distributors, pushers and the gangsters who enforce “their” law.

    Take away the profit motive from drugs and eliminate the gun traffic across the border…reducing the profit motive for guns.

    Divert the money spent on the “Drug War” to local good use like recovery centers for those we can now release from their wrongful incarceration.

  11. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, about 3 years ago

    Let’s face it, the basis for the war on drugs was basically a war on urban youth; felony convictions for non-violent possession of small amounts resulting in an inability to get a decent job or vote. The conservative mantra: “Keep ’em down.”

  12. Ken Warren

    Ken Warren said, about 3 years ago

    The bible is not the word of god – particularly the “Kings Bible” – it is the word (words) of man.

    The bible was written by many different men over thousands of years.

    They threw out parts they didn’t like, added new parts, changed it when they translated it into other languages, men through out parts of the bible, because they didn’t like or agree with , changed meaning and words when they translated it into other languages, and then founded religions based on THE WORD OF GOD!

    Many parts of the bible contradict other parts of the bible, so people (and religions) just “cherry pick” the parts they want and ignore the other parts.

    I would recommend that everyone read the bible – it is not easy and not fun – but then they would know what a mess it is and (hopefully) stop using it as THE WORD OF GOD.

    Each of us is our own religion, with out own beliefs.

    Do not mix Government with religion – it brings out the worse in both of them.

  13. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 3 years ago

    Britain treated drugs (including the hardest) as a medical problem and addicts could get a prescription and monitoring by their doctor. They found that 5% each year quit and there was no motive for criminals to addict more. Then Empress Maggie americanized the police with firearms and drug raids and now they have as much problem as the US.

  14. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    “Buddhism” may be non-violent, but some Buddhists are violent nonetheless. Just like Christians…

    Of course, it’s a mystery to me why religion has become a primary topic of discussion on this ‘toon. Yes, some of those who favor draconian sentencing for non-violent drug offenders are Christians, but I don’t think their Christianity is the basis for that position.

  15. UM5

    UM5 said, about 3 years ago

    Only a fool would keep trying the same failed policies over and over and expect (better) different results than before.

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