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Forum Post: Bloody Barack Obama - Drug Warrior

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 3, 2012, 12:55 p.m. EST by aahpat (1407)
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I swore off voting for Drug Warriors in 1996 and have not voted for a Democrat or Republican since then.

As long as we continue to give Drug Warriors our vote they will be empowered and licensed to subvert our democracy with their Jim crow Drug War.

The Drug Warriors will continue to undermine democracies around the world in the name of prohibition.

The Drug Warriors will have the excuse of well funded terrorists to wage wars on poverty oppressed peoples from Afghanistan to Mexico and the streets of America.

I don't believe or trust Ron Paul in his opposition to the Drug War. He opposes the federal Drug War because he doesn't want to pay for it. but he has no problem, under libertarian states rights doctrine, if the states hang every drug user they can get their hands on.

I will change my registration from Independent to Democrat in the primary to Write-In Elizabeth Warren. She accepts medical pot at least and is open minded enough to be educated on the democratic corruption that is the Drug War.

In the general election I will vote for a Green Party candidate as the least evil option since the Greens will oppose the Drug war at both the state and federal level. Unlike the libertarians who only oppose the Drug War to con drug reformers out of their votes.

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[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

I do not believe in single issue voting -
abortion or guns or bible or drugs it is simplistically lazy -
but if you MUST vote on one issue pick this one -

These four men REQUIRE that you vote for Obama

John Roberts
Antonin Scalia
Clarence Thomas
Samuel Alito

If you don’t believe them,
ask Newt about Citizens United

[-] 1 points by aahpat (1407) 2 years ago

The War on Drugs is not a single issue. It is about social justice. Civil liberties. National security. Public health. Democracy.

You are, in fact, the single issue voter. Anyone who does not vote Democrat is wrong and you Democrats are the only people who are right.

if you Democrats want my vote then you need to start respecting MY issues instead of always demanding that i set my values and issues aside to get your right-wing pandering asshole elected. I have seen you Democrats do this same bullshit election after election for fifty fuckin years. and my values and interests are always compromised away so that your right-wing assholes could get elected. FUCK YOU!

[-] 0 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

Profanity is the sign of a weak mind - said -
John Roberts Antonin Scalia Clarence Thomas Samuel Alito

[-] 1 points by aahpat (1407) 2 years ago

Unresponsive evasions and deflections are a sign of an empty headed and vacuous party hack who has run out of cut and paste talking points.

[-] 1 points by aahpat (1407) 2 years ago

Re-invigorated Jim Crow

This is how Richard Nixon and the Dixie-crats in Congress in 1971 subverted the voting Rights Act of 1965 and re-invigorated Jim Crow.

More: http://occupywallst.org/forum/bloody-barack-obama-drug-warrior/#comment-563078

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13323) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

I've been saying: we must either enforce the law - or we must change the law - and I've been saying it for quite some time.

Must be some big new round up of organized criminals is about to get underway - that often happens whenever I repeat that line. Not always - but wait a day or two, we'll see.

In any case, it seems to me that it is primarily the public that is to blame - for failing to force Congress to implement policy that is in line with their own will.

It should be quite evident by now, the laws of capitalism function just as well under prohibition as not - and the voters have spoken - with their wallets.

Over 45,000 human beings slain in Mexico since Calderon was sworn into office in 2006 -

  • all in the name of American consumer demand
[-] 1 points by aahpat (1407) 2 years ago

What you are seeing in the Drug War is actually how the white right-wing has subverted American democracy since 1971. The people in power who benefit from that subversion will never change the laws that keep them undemocratically in power.

At any time the Drug War electorally disenfranchises three million or more people in America with criminal disenfranchisement. the accumulated effect of people disenfranchised throughout the past forty years of the Drug War has never been tabulated but i think it is well over ten million. Add to that the friends and family members disaffected from the political system by their experience of being associated with a criminally disenfranchised loved one and the numbers are high enough to effect the outcome of political races at both the state and federal level.

Compound that with the fact that the census counts people in prison as being in the district where the prison is. Most prisons are in rural white conservative legislative districts. That means that for electoral apportionment the mostly non-white urban prisoners forcibly taken from cities to rural prisons are counted in creating legislative districts. But they have no vote in those districts. Those legislators have that many fewer people to campaign to. This is how "safe districts" are kept safe.

While the urban pluralistic districts are gerrymandered with more white suburban districts and the legislators need to campaign more to the white interests than to the urban pluralistic interests.

Urban poverty oppressed districts have lower populations when it comes to counting for poverty, health and education block grants. Well off rural districts have artificially higher minority populations that garner them more block grant money that they don't have to spend to help the imprisoned minorities in the district.

This is how Richard Nixon and the Dixie-crats in Congress in 1971 subverted the voting Rights Act of 1965 and re-invigorated Jim Crow.