As the Democrats and Republicans while away the remaining hours and days in which they could easily pass legislation to reduce deaths, violence, crime, and taxes — to name but a few benefits of ending the Drug War — it seems instead…
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Since a very old (in Internet years) webpage was being loaded many times over, it was time to revisit it. (There is currently only one editor and proofreader.)
The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.
King George, the guy so many settlers in the 1700’s were so angry at. The guy who demanded it all. The guy who forced his will on others.
It just so happens that today we’re at our 666th posting, or at least our 666th “node.” (Look up in the address bar of your web browser.) So in “honor” of that I figured I wou
With regard to your speech tomorrow.
[Jesus] went on to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
“He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed.
“He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out.
“Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him.’
“But when the tenants saw him, they talked the matter over. ‘This is the heir,’ they said. ‘Let’s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.
“What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others.”
When the people heard this, they said, “May this never be!”
Jesus looked directly at them and asked, “Then what is the meaning of [this scripture]: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone’?
“Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed.”
The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest him immediately, because they knew he had spoken this parable against them. But they were afraid of the people.
Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be honest. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said so that they might hand him over to the power and authority of the governor.
After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast — terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left.
I had to put my response (comment) to a post at the LEAP blog over here at CAP because the overzealous Google censor bot is going hog wild yanking my comments down, even others' comments!
In this section there will be an ongoing analysis of the U.S. Founding Documents and what light they shed on the Drug War.
The following link is to a page on The Texas State Library and Archives Commission:
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
Matthew 12:7 (Hosea 6:6), Jesus speaks (NIV):
If you had known what these words mean, 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the innocent.
Here is an article from 1991 with lots of statistics, graphs, and citations.
This man turned 80 years old in 2008!
Some excellent quotes from the video: