It’s irritating when people lie to Congress. Don’t they call that “perjury?”
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In response to a question about legalizing marijuana, Mueller claims,
“I think anybody who looks at this problem considers it [legalization]. And ultimately when you look at it [legalization] rejects it.”
Does he not know, for many decades, there have been plenty of intelligent people from all walks of life, with all sorts of backgrounds, with all levels of education, who have considered ending prohibition and decided that was the smart thing to do? And not just a prohibition on marijuana?
Just taking a look at the LEAP home page one sees many famous faces who have made it known publicly they reject prohibition! And that they are all for a system of legalization and regulation: William F. Buckley, Jr., Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, Milton Friedman, George P. Schultz, and Howard Zinn; that’s just from the LEAP home page.
Or what about the 1972 publication by Edward M. Brecher and the Editors of Consumer Reports Magazine, “Consumers Union Report - Licit and Illicit Drugs.”
Be sure to read the chapter in “Part X - Conclusions and Recommendations,” “Chapter 69. Policy issues and recommendations.”
Heavenly Father, please have mercy on us when it’s difficult for us to tell the truth, and give us strength to be honest. Please help us deal with our frustrations; many people are frustrated for many reasons, many people have opinions which are diametrically opposed to other opinions they hold. Please comfort those who are suffering due to the loss of a loved one. Please comfort those who use marijuana as medicine but are considered criminals. Please comfort those who do not have access to marijuana, but could be using it to ease their suffering. Please help my Dad.
Please bring understanding to the minds of people who are afraid of marijuana. Please lead to repentance those who are eagerly trying to spread misunderstanding.
In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.