They say politics is the art of the possible, so given the results, I’d say they are pessimists. Some of these posts pre-date my work in drug policy reform and demonstrate an interesting political evolution for a blue guy from a red state.
To not teach our kids America’s Racial History would be to doom them to repeat the horrific mistakes of the past and to diminish the enormous progress we have made toward a more perfect union, with liberty and justice for all Americans.
If cops can just fire their weapons at will into innocent peoples’ homes when residents like Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend use the Second Amendment to defend their homes, and cops can just shoot innocent homeowners in their backyards like Joseph Johnson when they use the Second Amendment to defend their homes, what good is the Second Amendment?
I was stunned, but not shocked. I’ve grown up among these people. This result was inevitable. I’m only surprised it’s taken until 2021 for this festering boil of unaddressed racism and willful ignorance to finally erupt in open treason.
“[The Democratic Party’s] platform on weed is now officially and politically to the right of the state of South Dakota,” notes Fetterman. “I’m in the camp that says that if you’re to the right of South Dakota on anything, you should use that as a moment to recalibrate your core values.”
Accepting all the problems of marijuana use (of which there are few) while sending all the tax money out of state and spending more tax money in a futile attempt to stop it is stubbornly, accurately Idahoan.
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