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  • Sunday, April 17, 2005


    Some Drug Laws Suck

    Actually, most of them seem to suck a lot. My illicit drug use is long past. I'm certainly not an advocate for using such drugs but I think our drug laws are awful, nasty and perhaps designed to create felons (who can't vote in a number of states) of Democrat leaning people. Conspiracy? No, but that is the effective result as I see it. From Talk Left:

    Republican Congressman James Sensenbrenner has launched his next assault on freedom. The full House Judiciary Committee is set to vote as early as next week on H.R. 1528, which creates a new group of mandatory miniumum penalties for non-violent drug offenses, including a five year penalty for passing a joint to someone who's been in drug treatment.

    That's right: Passing a joint to someone who used to be in drug treatment will land you in federal prison for a minimum of five years.

    The "Defending America's Most Vulnerable: Safe Access to Drug Treatment and Child Protection Act of 2005" (H.R. 1528) was introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) on April 6, and it has already passed out of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

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