From my email box (still laughing about the Republican principals);
This message is going to several blog moderators. I spend a little time on Mt Blogmore and Sd Watch and War College, but I don’t have much browsing time, so I have to admit I am most likely not familiar with the politics of your blog.
I also admit that I have a grudge match going with Pat Powers (War College). Whenever I attempt to have a political philosophy discussion with him, he deletes my questions. The question I ask is, â€œWho owns you?â€
This all stems from the drubbing he took, from lots of people, for his asinine reasons for opposing the medical cannabis initiative in 2006 and, more recently, when he reiterated them a month ago, in an exchange that as totally disappeared from his site, as far as I can tell.
I’m sending this in case you think it’s worth posting for comments. I also invite you to look at the site for the Medical Cannabis Campaign.
Unless you tell me not to send it, I’ll probably regularly send you information about our campaign.
War College currently has some typical hypocrisy posted about what Pat Powers’s (he calls himself PP) idea of being a Republican.
I edited PP’s post, trying to make it ring with a more accurate tone. My additions arein bold.
I, PP the Blogger, Am A Republican Becauseâ€¦
I believe the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored, except those people for whom government-approved medicine doesn’t work.
I believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability, except when said disability is accompanied byÂ life-threatening muscle spasms or pain that can only be quelled by cannabis.
I believe free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity, which we squander prosecuting people whose doctors and they believe cannabis is beneficial for their ailments.
I believe that government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn, except those individuals whose medicine of necessity is less expensive and less toxic to them than the stuff their doctors can prescribe.
I believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations and that the best government is that which governs least and has the greatest suspicion that someone, somewhere is medicating (even under a doctor’s advice) with illegal medicine.
I believe the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people, close enough to protect them from using non-governmental approved medicine that is safer than aspirin and nearly as miraculous.
I believe Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times. Those principles necessitate our feigning blindness from time to time.
I believe Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world. Right.
Finally, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles. Sure has been so far.
Now let’s take a Prozac and go stick some quarters in video lottery machines and get drunk. In South Dakota, of course.
Merry Weekend Before Christmas, Everyone