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Forum Post: The Bus Driver President strikes again!

Posted 4 years ago on Aug. 23, 2013, 11:10 p.m. EST by factsrfun (8485) from Phoenix, AZ
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The DEA orders security companies to stop working with medical marijuana businesses: http://rt.com/usa/dea-rules-drug-violence-917/

Just like the bus driver in this story when it comes to cannabis Obama is just enforcing the law, no need to question it’s morality.

“A childhood friend once said about Mrs. Parks, “Nobody ever bossed Rosa around and got away with it.” (Laughter.) That’s what an Alabama driver learned on December 1, 1955. Twelve years earlier, he had kicked Mrs. Parks off his bus simply because she entered through the front door when the back door was too crowded. He grabbed her sleeve and he pushed her off the bus. It made her mad enough, she would recall, that she avoided riding his bus for a while. And when they met again that winter evening in 1955, Rosa Parks would not be pushed. When the driver got up from his seat to insist that she give up hers, she would not be pushed. When he threatened to have her arrested, she simply replied, “You may do that.” And he did.”




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[-] 0 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 4 years ago

What an incredible association you are attempting to draw here.

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8485) from Phoenix, AZ 4 years ago

President Obama acts exactly as the bus driver did when it comes to cannabis, he does ask if the law is just he just enforces it, in his case as it is his job to ask, his actions are far worst than the bus driver's were.

To see him stand in front of Rosa Park's statue is a disgrace.

[-] -3 points by pelise (-87) 4 years ago

Yes, logic thrown out the door. Comparing apples and oranges only leads to more confusion.

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8485) from Phoenix, AZ 4 years ago

It is the very fundamental meaning of empathy to place oneself in the place of another to feel their pain. There is no more justice in allowing people to consume alcohol but not cannabis than there is in dividing them by color.

[+] -4 points by pelise (-87) 4 years ago

It's completely different. I agree cannabis should be legal, but you can't compare that with racial discrimination. There are reasons why a society might want to render cannabis illegal, health effects. Similarly with alcohol. People have no choice concerning the color of their skin, they do have a choice of what they consume. Next thing you'll tell us it's discrimination to to allow everyone to have semi-automatic weapons. Ridiculous.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8485) from Phoenix, AZ 4 years ago

I actually take this same position about gay rights, I don't care about the "born that way" argument I feel people should be allowed to make choices and the only time the state should interfere is when it can show a need to do so, and I don't think your landlord or your employer should have anything to say about your personal choices.

[+] -5 points by pelise (-87) 4 years ago

Drugs can cause physical health problems, so there is a need to make some of them illegal. I do agree with you that cannabis should be legal, but I don't agree that you can compare this with discrimination. Someone being black or being gay has no affect on me personally. Someone drinking alcohol or being high on cannabis can. They can drive a car and kill me. A person won't hurt me because they are black or gay. That is the difference. The act of drinking or taking drugs can have serious impact on other people. That said, I do agree cannabis should be legal if alcohol is. This way, the THC levels could be controlled. And, just like a drunk person in public can be arrested, a person who's high and potentially dangerous could be arrested too. I do have friends addicted to cannabis and it has ruined their lives. I also have alcoholic friends and their lives are ruined also.

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8485) from Phoenix, AZ 4 years ago

You seem to so easily compartmentalize justice, I have seen this before, in the south. You sound like those that said "What's the big deal about sitting in the back?"

[+] -5 points by pelise (-87) 4 years ago

That's your assumption coming from a simplistic analysis of what I said.

[-] -1 points by factsrfun (8485) from Phoenix, AZ 4 years ago

oh I think I'm right on target, a simplistic analysis for a simplistic thought coming from a simplistic mind

[-] -1 points by factsrfun (8485) from Phoenix, AZ 4 years ago

So justice only comes into play when it occurs at birth? I don't follow your logic. If one is born with a brain and can see that alcohol is harmful and chooses cannabis instead for their recreational distraction the state has an inherit right to ignore reality and enforce arbitrary law? Could it for instance jail people for drinking cow milk if the goat farmers paid off the right judges?