Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Liberal Legislation: Legalize Pot Smoking & No McDonalds

Now I don't like to use the terminology liberal. Often when asked if I'm liberal or conservative I like to say I'm Catholic. I use my Catholic faith (non-cafeteria Catholic faith) to help me discern life decisions.

In this article the (see video link) Massachusetts Representative Barney Franks (D) uses the term himself, so I'm just following his words.

So the proposed argument is stated:

The U.S. should stop arresting responsible marijuana users, Rep. Barney Frank said Wednesday, announcing a proposal to end federal penalties for Americans carrying fewer than 100 grams, almost a quarter-pound, of the substance.

Current laws targeting marijuana users place undue burdens on law enforcement resources, punish ill Americans whose doctors have prescribed the substance and unfairly affect African-Americans, said Frank, flanked by legislators and representatives from advocacy groups.

"The vast amount of human activity ought to be none of the government's business," Frank said during a Capitol Hill news conference. "I don't think it is the government's business to tell you how to spend your leisure time."


2nd Article:

Here in Los Angeles our City officials seem to not want to be out done by their Massachusetts counter parts.

City officials are putting South Los Angeles on a diet.

The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to place a moratorium on new fast food restaurants in an impoverished swath of the city with a proliferation of such eateries and above average rates of obesity.

The yearlong moratorium is intended to give the city time to attract restaurants that serve healthier food. The action, which the mayor must still sign into law, is believed to be the first of its kind by a major city to protect public health.

"Our communities have an extreme shortage of quality foods," City Councilman Bernard Parks said. MORE

So let me get this straight.

On the one hand we are responsible Marijuana users, able to know not to abuse the substance and on the other hand, we are not responsible enough to know not to eat too much fast foods.

I don't get it....?

Is this the Liberal society Mr. Barney Franks is speaking of?

... a shadow of 'change' to come...

do, do, do, do
do, do, do, do

... we are about to enter.... the twilight zone

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