Sunday, March 15, 2009
Ron Paul obliterates Stephen Baldwin on legalization of marijuana
by Larry Simons
March 15, 2009
Watch as Congressman Ron Paul destroys actor Stephen Baldwin over the issue of legalizing marijuana. Ron Paul supports legalization and Baldwin opposes it. What I personally found interesting in this debate was Baldwin's usage of the terms "faith-based" and "conservative" as if to make the point that if you support legalization of marijuana, then you do not have faith in God, nor are you conservative...as if to say it's only those evil liberals who support this. In reality, Ron Paul is a Christian and a true conservative and Republican, unlike the total phony "conservatives" (McCain, Romney, Giuliani) that Ron Paul ran against in the election.
Baldwin's attempt at false word associations probably fooled the average religious stooge, but of course, it did not fool me. It was a victory for Ron Paul hands down. All of Baldwins arguments and points were completely obliterated by Ron Paul, including the stupid point brought up by Baldwin that marijuana is addictive and a "gateway" drug and then says, "If we legalized marijuana, there's no question that the number of deaths related to people being impaired under the influence of marijuana is going to increase." But yet fails to mention the fact that alcohol is addictive and the number of alcohol-related deaths each year is about 100,000. In fact, here's the breakdown:
5% of all deaths from diseases of the circulatory system are attributed to alcohol.
15% of all deaths from diseases of the respiratory system are attributed to alcohol.
30% of all deaths from accidents caused by fire and flames are attributed to alcohol.
30% of all accidental drownings are attributed to alcohol.
30% of all suicides are attributed to alcohol.
40% of all deaths due to accidental falls are attributed to alcohol.
45% of all deaths in automobile accidents are attributed to alcohol.
60% of all homicides are attributed to alcohol.
The number of marijuana-related deaths per year is..are you ready?....literally ZERO (at least, no evidence of it). But, you you don't see any laws saying alcohol is illegal, do you? Sure, you have to be a certain age, but it's still LEGAL despite the staggering amount of casualties it produces. Marijuana is illegal, despite there being not one shread of evidence that it led to even ONE death.
watch the Ron Paul smackdown
Naturally, the typical moron will say, "So, you're a pothead huh? You big drug addict!" In reality, I have never done a drug in my life. I just agree with Congressman Paul that the government should stay the HELL out of my personal freedom of choice, especially when there's no evidence that marijuana harms or has harmed anyone!
The ironic thing about Stephen Baldwin is, he's the one who looks stoned!