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The problem with many on the far left: David Sirota's silly petition to not quite legalize marijuana...
Maybe he's just doing it to attract people to his radio show, but Denver radio talk show host David Sirota has filed a petition on the White House's "We the People" website (the same one with all of those secession petitions) to demand the President support a federal law that would leave alone all of the state laws legalizing marijuana. Read the entire petition here: http://1.usa.gov/ZYx8qP
This is why progressives get nothing serious done, folks. If you can't see the HUGE flaw in this approach, put down the doobie and let the mist wear off a bit.
If you're going to demand a law, why not demand one LEGALIZING MARIJUANA? Sorry to shout, but it doesn't seem as if I get through to much of the professional left otherwise.
Essentially, Sirota's demanding a law that requires the federal government ignore other laws on the books that we don't like. Gee, I can't think of how such a thing could be abused by anyone in the future, can you? (Think Bush and torture and Arizona's "Show me your papers" law, for starters.)
First of all, even if Obama was to support such a law, there is no way it would get through the current Congress. Neither would a marijuana legalization law, but at least that would make sense to more people, and we could create a groundswell of support. Besides, if this passes, then you've essentially created another excuse for NOT legalizing it in the future. You can't imagine someone saying, "If you want legal pot, then pass it in your state. We don't want it in ours."? Really?
If you're going to petition, use the Colorado and Washington laws as examples of laws the feds should adopt. Legalize marijuana, don't just create another hoop we'll eventually have to jump through on the way to legalizing it.