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“It's time we asked ourselves if we still know the freedoms intended for us by the Founding Fathers. James Madison said, "We base all our experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government." This idea that government was beholden to the people, that it had no other source of power, is still the newest, most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man. This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.”     Ronald Reagan

November 16, 2007

Mike Huckabee On Medical Marijuana

by Doug Mataconis

The Republicans continue their contemptuous dismissal of people in pain:

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  1. Doug,

    Maybe this is the answer you’ve been looking for.

    Comment by Jeff Molby — November 16, 2007 @ 7:15 am
  2. After having seen YouTube videos of Rudy, Mitt, Fred, John, and Mike, I’m confident in saying that they’re a truly despicable group of human beings. Not only did Mitt and Rudy flat out avoid the question, but Mike rephrased her question for the audience into something that he could more easily bullshit around.

    Comment by Brian T. Traylor — November 16, 2007 @ 1:39 pm
  3. Although her voice was hard to understand, she definitely brought up the “states rights” aspect, that is, some states have decided to allow doctors to prescribe MM. Brian is right, that Mike completely dropped that critical distinction so he could avoid the whole question of respecting the rights of states to decide for themselves this question. He turned it merely into the medical marijuana issue. Typical politician.

    Comment by Tom G — November 16, 2007 @ 4:46 pm
  4. [...] Romney Rudy Giuliani John McCain Fred Thompson Mike Huckabee Ron Paul posted in: [...]

    Pingback by The Crossed Pond » The Republican Candidates on Medical Marijuana — November 16, 2007 @ 6:21 pm
  5. Well, since Huckster still isn’t convinced by the scientific evidence that the earth isn’t 10,000 years old, his appeal to science is a sham. Besides the argument is not legalization at the federal level, but the ending of federal prohibition of duly enacted state laws that allow such usage.

    Comment by Kaligula — November 16, 2007 @ 6:31 pm

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