As you are, I was... as I am, you will be.
If you tell Obamney, "I hate your position on the drug war, but you have my vote" then he will laugh at you and violently slip you the chimi chonga. The only way to change the political situation is to create real consequences for politicians.
Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance.If we extend it even to those who are intolerant,if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant,then the tolerant will be destroyed,tolerance with them.
furthermore, parents have always had final discretion in the use of anything for their kids. the age limits on gun purchases are really quite new, and 50 years ago you wouldnt have been able to pass those laws. expressing disdain for somebody else's personal choice in intoxicants is the height of hypocrisy. I like cannabis, booze peyote and coffee, some people like cocaine, pcp, lsd, heroine, or some other chemical brain lubricant. If they like it, and use it responsibly thats just fine with me.
i know a lot of mormons, and they generally dont care for any of the shit i like, but they also dont try and stop me from enjoying my favorite chemicals as long as im responsible. Thats why im not afraid of Mitt Romney. Even in Utah you can find a starbucks, and buy a pack of camels, or a sixer of Lowenbrau. Mormons may be uptight, but if they really wanted to do it, they could ban, or put a minimum drinking age on your cinnamon dusted skinny soy latte in utah.
europeans let kids drink wine at an early age...parents need to teach kids how to handle and not abuse liquor ..making dumb ass laws only forces it underground and behind the parents back....i would prefer my kid to drink at my home and not drive ..then to be in parks or on railroad tracks with their friends drinking and driving...the problem is this country has turned into a bunch of pussies and everybody sues everyone...so a parent can not let their kid have 2 or 3 friends over for a few beers because the cops and other parents would overreact.