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June 21, 2007

Another Failure of Incremental Truth (political)

As should now be clear to anyone with a bent for logical analysis and a modicum of accurate information, the drug war has been an expensive and destructive  policy failure which, neveretheless, remains backed to the hilt by all three branches of our federal government nearly forty years after it was inflicted on us by the first Nixon Administration.

Are those thousands of federal bureaucrats now lobbying on behalf of the drug war as part of their job all dishonest? That’s manifestly impossible to say with complete assurance for the obvious reason that human motivation simply can’t be determined with certainty;  witness the trouble and expense our legal system goes through on a daily basis and how (completely) unsatisfactory the result (or just what aspects of “possession with intent to sell,” “plea bargain,” “correctional institution,” or “Guantanamo” do you not understand?).

The latest demonstration of an obvious point: that nearly every aspect of the medical marijuana “debate” is now hopelessly mired in politics and religion, is provided by the fate of Connecticut’s medical marijuana bill, which after being carefully shepherded through the legislature, was vetoed by the state’s conservative Republican governor for silly, but predictable reasons.

Also bear in mind that the bill itself was a typically restrictive effort of the type required to earn a stamp of approval from the medical experts at MPP.

Doctor Tom

Posted by tjeffo at June 21, 2007 05:07 PM