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Friday, November 9, 2012

Reason Magazine's 3 reasons Mitt Romney lost


rick mcginnis said...

You'll have to forgive me, but whenever libertarians say things like "because - marijuana!" I start giggling to myself. Talk about looking at a big problem through a narrow lens.

Richard K said...

I'd be inclined to agree that of all the reasons Romney lost, and I had my own theories which I published Wednesday (which essentially boiled down to Romney not being a particularly good candidate), pot is probably pretty far down the list.

On the other hand, I don't think government should be in the business of telling people what they can't legally do when it comes to their own health and pleasure. The hypocrisy of prohibition is just that little bit extra that contributes to undermining respect for government. It's also counterproductive because when young people growing up with the message of how evil pot is discover how relatively benign it is, it makes them doubt some of the warnings about more dangerous, insidious drugs.