Should Marijuana be legalized, not just individual states but at the Federal level? Short answer – yes. Watch the video below, I’ll wait.
Stricter enforcement under Trump?
In his Febuary 17 press briefing Roby Brock with Talk Business & Politics asked the question: “I have a question on medical marijuana. Our state voters passed a medical marijuana amendment in November. Now we’re in conflict with federal law, as many other states are. The Obama administration kind of chose not to strictly enforce those federal marijuana laws. My question to you is: With Jeff Sessions over at the Department of Justice as AG, what’s going to be the Trump administration’s position on marijuana legalization where it’s in a state-federal conflict like this?”
Citing the opioid addiction crisis Spicer seemed to indicate the Trump administration would prosecute recreational marijuana use. Spicer said, “There is still a federal law that we need to abide by in terms of the medical — when it comes to recreational marijuana and other drugs of that nature”. When pressed on the issue Spicer responded “Well, I think that’s a question for the Department of Justice. I do believe that you’ll see greater enforcement of it”. Read more...(295 words, 1 image, estimated 1:11 mins reading time)
President Harry S. Truman, the man in the White House when the United States intervened on behalf of the millions of innocent people who were being displaced and massacred by Hitler’s Nazi Germany, claimed to have practiced his piano lessons for two hours every morning during his childhood. Likewise, President Warren Harding was said to be able to play every instrument except the trombone and the clarinet. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) played the organ. Of course we all remember President Clinton and his saxophone, but did you know that President Nixon was an accomplished pianist?
And more recently a girl who was a musician long before she became an academic and then a world-famous diplomat, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is a very accomplished classical pianist. As she was growing up in the Rice home music was a family affair, and as early as age 3 Condi played piano at family gatherings. Her Dad was a minister and she often accompanied her organist Mother in church. The name “Condoleezza” is from the Italian phrase con dolcezza, which refers to playing music “with sweetness.” While other kids in her neighorhood were playing outdoors, she was more likely to be found practicing the piano or reading a book. Read more...(600 words, estimated 2:24 mins reading time)
This is a preview of So You Want to be President – Learn to Play a Musical Instrument. Read the full post
My friends at Generation Cobweb are running a series on the destruction of America. Here at the Freedom Exchange we certainly agree our rights are being eroded. When I came across this little tidbit I was both amused and frightened. Without further ado I give you the eight signs of terrorism (according to our government) and my comments.
Terrorist operations usually begin with extensive planning. You can help prevent and detect terrorism — and other types of crime — by watching out for suspicious activities and reporting them to the proper authorities. Be alert for the eight signs of terrorism!
1. Surveillance- Someone recording or monitoring activities. This may include the use of cameras, note taking, drawing diagrams, annotating on maps, or using binoculars or other vision-enhancing devices. So the next time you go on vacation don’t look too long at any national monument and for God’s sake leave your camera at home. Read more...(912 words, estimated 3:39 mins reading time)