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The Inane Incompetence Of A Prohibitionist Politician

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On the back foot all the way through, desperately trying to dig himself out of a hole, eventually breathing a sigh of relief as he thinks he’s blagged his way through it.

The utter hypocrisy, lack of sincerity, evident embarrassment at the idea he has to support but he doesn’t know why.

In fact, Stephen Harper, prime minister of Canada, your stumbling, faltering, clumsy words are as eloquent as it is possible to be AGAINST prohibition!

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Written by Peter Reynolds

April 15, 2011 at 10:30 pm

15 Responses

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  1. Why oh why didn’t the interviewer ask with his ending words “Well wouldn’t it be better if we legalised, and regulated then” !!
    Talk about missing the point of asking the question in the first place what a dork!

    Philip Walsh

    April 15, 2011 at 10:52 pm

  2. But the cartels involved in “unimaginable violence right across the world” are only filling the void created by prohibition. By legalising and regulating Cannabis, government can make sure that businesses selling it are run by respectable people through licences, which makes his point invalid completely.
    And bringing in his children? Surely he’s aware that it’s easier for someone under the legal drinking age to purchase illegal drugs than it is to purchase alcohol?
    Foolish answers that, in a debate, can be easily countered and leave prohibitionists struggling for words. Perhaps this is the reason we’ve not seen a proper debate go on regarding drugs, they know the debate will be lost.

    Jimmy

    April 15, 2011 at 10:53 pm

  3. dont you just hate the way all his arguements are a reaction from prohabition. and the way the question of cannabis turns into the question of all drugs just so he can say they cause damage.
    youd expect someone on his level not to sound like the generation conditioned by reefer madness.

    pete KD

    April 15, 2011 at 10:57 pm

  4. Corrupt political leaders make my skin crawl. They’re the crimInals, not the non-violent drug takers!

    Biologist078

    April 15, 2011 at 11:37 pm

  5. Did he not just tell his public that they are mistaken if they think a legal drug market is safer and less violent than an illegal one?

    So he’s saying Big Pharma and Big Alcohol and Big Tobacco are the same as the illegal drug market.

    Inadvertently smart chap!

    Julian

    April 16, 2011 at 5:45 am

  6. why oh why. The first part of the question was about cannabis then it drited off and put all drugs under the umberella.

    Cannabis as we all know is able to grow everywhere so regulating would essentially elimate the majority of the import market. Even then with import licenses and western goverments decreasing pressure on countries like india and morroco to burn farmers fields. western buisnesses will be able to import directly for plantations across the world. which will benefit the economies of developing countries no end.

    These people in power are retarded

    Beastie Boy

    April 16, 2011 at 9:05 am

  7. Didn’t he get kicked out by a vote of no confidence?

    E. Tricker

    April 16, 2011 at 10:11 am

  8. Quelle tosseur!

    You’ve got to feel sorry for the good people of Canada, having an incompetent buffoon such as this chap in charge. We all know that politicians lie through their tightly clenched teeth about such matters, but at least most of them are professional liars – this bloke is just a rank amateur.

    I love the fact that he argues for the very point that he thinks he’s arguing against…… or does he? Maybe he’s cleverer than we thought, and it’s all a ruse to get the real point across, whilst appearing to be a bit of a pillock.

    …or maybe not. I dunno.

    NobblySan

    April 16, 2011 at 10:22 am

  9. He may be right about one ting though; regarding his assertion that this would ‘never be a clean and wholesome business due to the addictive and harmful nature of the product’ – (not a verbatim quote, I know, but you get the drift).

    I mean, would you trust the twats who run and control the cigarette and alcohol businesses worldwide? He may have a point.

    NobblySan

    April 16, 2011 at 10:26 am

  10. Tobacco and alcohol are much more harmful than cannabis and regardless of the moral character of some of those who sell tobacco and alcohol, I do not think that means that purveyors of cannabis in a free market undoubtedly will be persons of questionable character. And…ahem…cannabis is not addictive and is no more harmful than tea or potatoes.

    Tom Hillgardner

    April 16, 2011 at 2:07 pm

  11. cannabis is a connaceur product. Well good cannabis is. I’d imagine a thriving micro brewery type industry which would more than likey be quite localised. Not everyone wants to smoke dutch hydro. I for one wouldnt buy my weed from tesco if I could get it from mom & pops organic dispensery. Its kinda like the difference between coffee shops in amsterdam and those in the neighbouring towns (although from what I can gather the dutch model runs just above the law with the core of the buiness i.e. buying the who0lesale product still more than a little seedy.

    The US model seems quite good. licenses for something like 25sq ft. with many growers selling back to their dispensery.

    I can’t see a problem, providing there is a fair, open free market. So if the tax isnt too ridic unlike fags the profits won’t be large enough for organised crime to bother with. Simple!

    Beastie Boy

    April 16, 2011 at 2:47 pm

  12. LOL

    This Guy is a complete knob head LOL LOL LOL

    I think the Canadians sacked him

    Reminds me of Cameron

    Paul Smith

    April 16, 2011 at 8:39 pm

  13. @Beastie Boy
    You may be wondering why politicians, globally, are against the legalisation of cannabis. It is because they know their consumer-driven power would be eroded by a more spiritual population that, smoking weed, would realise there is more to life than acquiring the current “in” products. Those products also include alcohol and that is why alcohol is not regarded as a drug in their vocabulary.

    To counter their claims, I can only re-iterate what Bill Hicks contended : marijuana was around long before man evolved, it grows everywhere, serves a thousand positive purposes (naturally rubbing the pharmacological, oil and cotton indistries up the wrong way), and it is totally ridiculous for an evolved and civilised mankind to cite it as an “illegal plant”. WTF is an “illegal plant”? Was Nature wrong to grow it?

    Pemberton Carmichael

    April 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    • I have asked 3 MPs that very question – was god wrong when he put cannabis on earth as it states in the bible that all seeds and plants were put here for man to use BY GOD, so i asked those MPs did they now know better than god . One replied back that god didnt create skunk man did and thats why its illegal so i replied did he feel the same about man made alcohol ? Still waiting on a reply , going on 6 months now .

      steve

      April 27, 2011 at 12:28 pm

      • You absolute gem! There has to be a secret agenda if this is the way they react to logic!

        Pemberton Carmichael

        April 27, 2011 at 6:47 pm


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