Pot or Not – Dr. Fleming

“…public has never accepted marijuana as a part of our culture,” Fleming argued.

I don’t smoke pot. I never have and never will.

From early 1900s

However, Fleming is just wrong on this point. Maybe he should look back at the history of the “war on drugs” in our country. Regulations on cannabis began during the 1600’s in this country. It was until the 1900’s that the federal government really turned their attention to Cannabis by regulating it through taxation.

The Federal Bureau of Narcotics waged a campaign against Cannabis and Hemp, although hemp certainly is not used as a drug. As a matter of fact, the hemp industry was strong in this country until the 1940s. However, Harry J. Anslinger was appointed as basically the first Drug Czar. He definitely had issues with marijuana.

Most marijuana smokers are Negroes, Hispanics, jazz musicians, and entertainers. Their satanic music is driven by marijuana, and marijuana smoking by white women makes them want to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and others. It is a drug that causes insanity, criminality, and death — the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind. — “The Emperor Wears No Clothes: The Authoritative Historical Record of Cannabis and the Conspiracy Against Marijuana” (1994) by Jack Herer, Jeanie Cabarga, and Jeanie Herer, p. 29

What has happened over the past century is a MASSIVE expansion of federal power under the war on drugs. Local police have transformed themselves into miniature military forces under the guise of keeping us safe. In reality our rights continue to be trampled upon as common citizens are brainwashed into the thinking only the government can save us from ourselves.

The ever-increasing incarceration rates for non-violent pot smokers is a drain on our economy and our society as a whole. Pundits like Bill O’Reilly like to link pot use to much more violent crimes. Sure, there are plenty of cases where violent offenders smoke pot. There are also plenty of cases where  alcohol is abused by violent offenders too. Where do you draw the line when that line ends up expanding federal power while severely restricting our rights?


In closing, I really don’t care whether someone smokes pot or not.

I do care when one of our politicians doesn’t have his facts straight.

Shoot or Not in Fort Bend

This one is tough. The cops definitely tried to talk, command, and warn him. Mentally ill or not, he had a knife and did charge the officers. Yes – he tripped on the tub BUT he had already committed at that point. Could the cop have made a different decision? Sure – but it was a split second thing. The guy could have stood back up and continued forward possibly stabbing someone.

Could they have waited it out? Sure, but in that scenario the guy may have continued slashing himself. Then the family would be suing over inaction. As it stands right now, they have enlisted the services of Quanell X, of Black Panther fame. That adds a little bit of a suspicious element to the camera placement in the home. Do I blame the family for recording the police? Of course not – but why was the camera pointing at the bathroom?

The 11 shots certainly aren’t the issue. Once you decide to use deadly force against a threat – you continue to use force until the threat is eliminated.

The mental health issues are NOT the responsibility of the officers. That is on the family for not intervening before it got to this point.

Personally, I think there were opportunities for the officers to have eliminated the knife threat before the shooting, but in the end I actually side with the cops on this one. Don’t get into a deadly fight because you might end up … well dead.

Why back Cracker Barrel after their mistake?

Screen Shot 2013-12-22 at 5.41.11 PMI’m definitely going back to Cracker Barrel. Why? They made a mistake, realized it quickly, and responded correctly to market pressure. In short, they decided not to let a small minority hijack their business.

If they had waited longer and/or not listened to the majority of the customers, then I would feel differently. Also, the retail manager and the cashier that I spoke to did not agree with the decision.

I like to respond negatively to decisions that I don’t like – and in turn I like to respond positively to decisions that I do like. If the Robertson family decides to continue with A&E (which I doubt at this time), then I would watch just to help their family businesses (marketing and publicity). That’s their decision as a family.

My reasons are simple. Aside from being rock stars in the hunting world, the Robertson’s and their family values have provided untold hours of quality meaningful entertainment for my family. My twin boys have watched every episode of Duck Dynasty at least 6 times. Sure – it’s on A&E but they don’t watch because of the station. My boys watch because of the content of the show and the message. They watch because of the Robertson family.

Either way, we are going to make a conscious effort to purchase Duck Commander brand merchandise from now on.


Conservative Thinking by Rex Moncrief