Newsflash!!My 85 year old mother is a greedy,lazy parasite,unable to get off her rear end, living off entitlements. Gee, I thought she was a sweet little old lady who raised her children, worked a job, paid into social security, survived cancer, and deserved to be respected and given peace and security in her old age as an elder who made a contribution to society.
Oh, yeah, that was a different society...one that had moral values instead of monetary ones.
When you pray don't do as the hypocrites, they love to pray ... that they may be seen of men. But you, . . enter your closet . . . pray to your Father in secret . . .
Read your book folks instead of fussing about silly stuff
Kudos to East Ridge - they were able to handle the situation without having to shoot him 47 times
This is a states right's issue. Different states have different views about what is right for their citizens and social good. They are not all exactly alike nor should they have to be. This is why our country has states rights, so that we are not all forced by the federal government to be alike.
The people of 13 states like California, (who have lived with medical cannabis for over a decade) have exercised their constitutional right and the majority of the citizens voted for this. They are bearing the social cost for this, and are apparently happy with it since it passed a majority vote. This is the way our freedom is supposed to work.
California is well aware of the potential for misuse of this medicine. They are currently taking steps to shut down the profiteering and shady dealing dispensaries. But in the process they must also respect the rights of their voting citizens who are legitimate medical users.
The move by the Obama justice department gives the states this ability to take care of their own citizens rights when they are following state law. And for the ones that are not following state law : the Mexican cartels, profiteers, snakeoil salesmen, or 'churches'- these will be the ones pursued by the Federal justice department.
The writer (no name found) is entitled to their opinion. But if we don't want to be subject to laws based on the opinions of people in places like California, we can't expect the people of California to be subject to laws based on the opinions of people in place like Tennessee.
Read the Bible - Perfect love casts out all fear. This 'Christian' nation is so afraid - they would ruin an innocent child's life to protect themselves. What a sham!
Our healthcare costs are higher than anywhere else in the world. The same operations and medications cost much less in other countries. Perhaps if we addressed the root cause - overinflated costs- then we would not be so desperate to have any form of insurance coverage that we are willing to accept anything - including forced mandates fines and imprisonment in the 'land of the free'. Save me a cell - I'm a true patriot. Give me liberty or give me death - I'd rather die than let greedy uncompassionate people profit from my suffering.
Legalization would turn these people into taxpaying businessmen instead of criminals who cost the taxpayers $$. All that money could be in our legitimate economy instead of in the blackmarket financing gangs and cartels. Alcohol prohibition brought 'G'men to TN and we didn't like it then. Where are the people who don't want a 'socialist' government dictating how they live their lives and interfering in their ability to make a living when it comes to this issue?
Oh my, the harm done to the kids in the day care center! Did they see or smell illegal plants growing in the house right next door? Bad, bad folks, gardening indoors!! Yes, keep Campbell away from her daughter - the child was subjected to the sight and smell of an evil plant - something that would harm her much more than losing her mother.
Anthropologists consider an ancient society to be civilized if they took care of their old, sick and weak. What will the future think of us?- if there is a future - if our own rampant greed and corruption doesn't destroy us first.
Whole story? Not quite, could part of the reason for this action be that a Nobel prize winner and ex-US Congress member are in prison in Israel right now for confronting Israel over the Gaza embargo? http://www.ajc.com/gwinnett/content/metro/stories/2009/07/02/mckinney_israel.html