Republicans move to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

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Why is it, at it's most basic level, that people gamble?
It depends on the person. It also depends on the game and the circumstances. I don't gamble very often but I used to play poker once per week with some coworkers. I did it for the bonding and the fun.

We all had the same basic skill level so, over time, it was a financial wash for all of us. This means our entertainment cost us nothing. Compare that entertainment expense to the price of season tickets to a professional sports team.

None of us were capable of quiting our jobs and retiring off our winnings. The biggest winner of the evening averaged around $20.
 

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What do you mean by smoking dope? Username mentioned crack, is that the dope?
No one think crack should be available.
Many people think crack should be legalized. Libertarians argue that all drugs should be legalized.

Bernie Sanders ran on a platform of legalizing marijuana in all 50 states if he was elected. What was unclear was how he would regulate it (marijuana use) in applications where regulation was obviously necessary - drivers, surgeons, airline pilots, etc
 

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Many people think crack should be legalized. Libertarians argue that all drugs should be legalized.

Bernie Sanders ran on a platform of legalizing marijuana in all 50 states if he was elected. What was unclear was how he would regulate it (marijuana use) in applications where regulation was obviously necessary - drivers, surgeons, airline pilots, etc
Libertarians I know are sick of the nanny state and don't want to babysit drug addicts and fools. They simply don't care.
 

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Republicans are warming to weed.

Nearly half of Republican voters support federally decriminalizing cannabis, and GOP lawmakers are now beginning to reflect their constituents’ view by increasingly supporting broad legalization at the state and federal level.

“We need the federal government just to get out of the way,” said Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), who introduced the first Republican bill in Congress to decriminalize marijuana this past week and pointed to more than 70 percent of Americans supporting the idea.

Earlier this year, North Dakota’s GOP-dominated House passed a marijuana legalization bill introduced by two Republican lawmakers — the first adult-use legalization bill to pass in a Republican-dominated chamber. And Mace's bill marks the first time a Republican has proposed federal legislation to decriminalize cannabis, expunge certain cannabis convictions and tax and regulate the industry.

“I tried to be very thoughtful about what I put in the bill that would appeal to Democrats and Republicans,” Mace said in an interview on Monday. “Which is why criminal justice reform is part of it. It's why the excise tax is low.”

Six in ten younger GOP voters — what Pew described as the “Ambivalent Right” in a recent report — believe marijuana should be legal for medical and recreational use, but older, educated Republicans and Christian conservatives do not feel the same way.

Republicans who support legalization are viewing the issue through the prism of states' rights, personal freedom, job creation and tax revenue. Many libertarian-leaning Republicans are early supporters of cannabis policy reform, arguing that arresting people for using cannabis is a violation of personal liberties.

Some Republicans also cite the racial disparities in marijuana arrests as a reason to fix federal law — though Democrats focus more strongly on criminal justice reform on the whole. And, as is the case for Democrats, the shift is often generational: Texas Young Republicans announced they support marijuana decriminalization back in 2015.

 

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Republicans are warming to weed.

Nearly half of Republican voters support federally decriminalizing cannabis, and GOP lawmakers are now beginning to reflect their constituents’ view by increasingly supporting broad legalization at the state and federal level.

“We need the federal government just to get out of the way,” said Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), who introduced the first Republican bill in Congress to decriminalize marijuana this past week and pointed to more than 70 percent of Americans supporting the idea.

Earlier this year, North Dakota’s GOP-dominated House passed a marijuana legalization bill introduced by two Republican lawmakers — the first adult-use legalization bill to pass in a Republican-dominated chamber. And Mace's bill marks the first time a Republican has proposed federal legislation to decriminalize cannabis, expunge certain cannabis convictions and tax and regulate the industry.

“I tried to be very thoughtful about what I put in the bill that would appeal to Democrats and Republicans,” Mace said in an interview on Monday. “Which is why criminal justice reform is part of it. It's why the excise tax is low.”

Six in ten younger GOP voters — what Pew described as the “Ambivalent Right” in a recent report — believe marijuana should be legal for medical and recreational use, but older, educated Republicans and Christian conservatives do not feel the same way.

Republicans who support legalization are viewing the issue through the prism of states' rights, personal freedom, job creation and tax revenue. Many libertarian-leaning Republicans are early supporters of cannabis policy reform, arguing that arresting people for using cannabis is a violation of personal liberties.

Some Republicans also cite the racial disparities in marijuana arrests as a reason to fix federal law — though Democrats focus more strongly on criminal justice reform on the whole. And, as is the case for Democrats, the shift is often generational: Texas Young Republicans announced they support marijuana decriminalization back in 2015.

Sadly, America has tens of millions of unsaved sinners who do not understand the difference between right and wrong on too many issues. The problem of sin is not confined to one political party.
 

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If God leads you to gamble then do it. But I remain convinced gambling is a sin.
I never pray for God's "leading" whatever that means. If there is something I want to do then I just do it provided there is not a specific verse against it.

I started a separate thread on this HERE.
 
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It depends on the person. It also depends on the game and the circumstances. I don't gamble very often but I used to play poker once per week with some coworkers. I did it for the bonding and the fun.

We all had the same basic skill level so, over time, it was a financial wash for all of us. This means our entertainment cost us nothing. Compare that entertainment expense to the price of season tickets to a professional sports team.

None of us were capable of quiting our jobs and retiring off our winnings. The biggest winner of the evening averaged around $20.
I've known a lot of gamblers, hard core gamblers, and every one of them gambled in the hopes of getting something for nothing. They would go to Vegas or Reno and to listen to them brag they never lost a penny in their lives. Needless to say I believed none of their brags.

The Bible tells us that he who doesn't support his family is worse than an infidel and that places a whole lot of gamblers in that group as many gambler's families go without clothing and food just to feed their gambling addiction. I call that sinful, and as it is an integral part of gambling I find gambling sinful.

That's how I see it, and that's how my conscience works. I live by by mine, but you live by your own conscience.
 

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I never pray for God's "leading" whatever that means. If there is something I want to do then I just do it provided there is not a specific verse against it.

I started a separate thread on this HERE.
I prefer to think God wants us to pray for His leading.

Psalm 5:8
Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

Psalm 25:5
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Psalm 27:11
Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

Psalm 43:3
O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

Psalm 61:2
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalm 139:24
And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Matthew 6:13
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
 

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I've known a lot of gamblers, hard core gamblers, and every one of them gambled in the hopes of getting something for nothing.

That's not the attitude I have when I gamble.

They would go to Vegas or Reno and to listen to them brag they never lost a penny in their lives. Needless to say I believed none of their brags.

What do their tall tales have anything to do with me?

The Bible tells us that he who doesn't support his family is worse than an infidel and that places a whole lot of gamblers in that group as many gambler's families go without clothing and food just to feed their gambling addiction.

What does their addiction have anything to do with me?

I call that sinful, and as it is an integral part of gambling I find gambling sinful.

It's not an integral part of my life when I gamble, which is rare because I'm not addicted to it.

That's how I see it, and that's how my conscience works. I live by by mine, but you live by your own conscience.

That I agree with.
 

ffreeloader

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That's not the attitude I have when I gamble.



What do their tall tales have anything to do with me?



What does their addiction have anything to do with me?



It's not an integral part of my life when I gamble, which is rare because I'm not addicted to it.



That I agree with.
You asked about gambling. I answered your question. I told you why I see it as sinful and gave you my Biblical reasons for why.. What's more I told you why I see it as a destructive force in society. I don't gamble for the same reasons I no longer drink or do drugs. All three harm people.
 

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People say he does more cocaine than weed. He does seem to be on speed.
People say all kinds of things. Have you heard what witnesses say about Biden swimming in the nude in front of female secret service agents and Biden's past history of forcing his own daughter to take showers with him?
 
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