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Rick Vandeven - Libertarian For US Representative (MO-8)

The GOP Candidates Punt On the Failed War On Drugs

Posted Saturday, July 21, 2012, at 1:08 PM


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  • Rick, Emerson is getting desperate. One of her cronies suckered Parker into answering a "gotcha" question and now like a parrot she is running around squawking "drugs and terrorism, drugs and terrorism". Her core voter are the elderly and it is sad to watch her use them every two years. For the retired who no longer work I acknowledge that you deserve all the benefits you paid into, however please think of the next generation. They do not have the same employment opportunities thanx to Emerson and Emerson. Over 150 factories gone under the watch of team Emerson and where did they go? China. Wbo voted for the trade agreements that sent them there? JoAnn. Who is left to keep your benefit funds solvent? Who poses a greater national security risk; Rick Vandeven and Bob Parker or JoAnn and the red Chinese?

    -- Posted by mobushwhacker on Sat, Jul 21, 2012, at 4:37 PM
  • Hey Rick, maybe you have the magic answer book. Tell me, how does power transfer from the federal level to the states without passing a law? Parker says he is for the drug laws being left to the states. The reporter simply asked if that mean Bob would vote to decriminalize at the federal level. Bob said no, but followed up by saying he "didn't have a plan..." So, do you? You're running for federal office.

    -- Posted by workerdignity on Sun, Jul 22, 2012, at 9:03 AM
  • Kinda funny that Emerson preaches the anti-drug stance to all her elderly voters. I guess it gives them something to talk about in line at the pharmacy.

    -- Posted by the_eye on Sun, Jul 22, 2012, at 9:17 AM
  • snopes,

    I am executing my "plan". There is no political solution. When the people of this country are ready to be free, we will be free. Freedom cannot be delegated from the top down through archaic, horizontally based power structures that create conflicts. You are correct, I am officially a candidate for federal office. That "title" affords me occasional opportunities to present people with libertarian ideas, such as the idea that each individual owns their life, and the products of their life's energy.

    -- Posted by Rick Vandeven on Sun, Jul 22, 2012, at 10:01 AM
  • So my question is who would be better suited to repeal the federal drug laws: Rick Vandeven ot Bob Parker?

    Considering Bob has no clue how government works, Id say Rick. However, if Bob were to develop a plan to accomplish his goal of repealing drug laws he would then be the best candidate for the job; as he is far less lazy than Mr. Vandeven.

    -- Posted by SterlingCooper on Sun, Jul 22, 2012, at 12:45 PM
  • SterlingCooper,

    The initiation of force or trespass against another is not an individual right.

    Speaking of lazy, I think that as a society Americans like to look for some outside influence as justification for their actions instead of taking responsibility themselves. It is easier to claim that drugs "made" the theif steal, or being abused as a child "made" the dad beat the snot out of his son.

    Insulting someone that you disagree with is not my idea of an adult conversation. I don't know why you are angry with me; your kind have been getting your way since humans starting organizing states.

    -- Posted by Rick Vandeven on Sun, Jul 22, 2012, at 3:03 PM
  • I understand that one acre of hemp will produce the same amount of paper as four acres of trees, and can be planted and harvested annually. Not to mention the vast amount of other products that can be produced with hemp. If the government would allow us to work, there would be more jobs than we could fill. Then all those "evil illegal" aliens would be welcomed with open arms.

    The only thing that the central government produces is conflict. Get out of my way and let me live my life.

    -- Posted by Rick Vandeven on Tue, Jul 24, 2012, at 4:04 PM