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TXfemmom 03:14 PM on 01/04/2012
Gingrich doesn't know what he is talking about. Marijuana and hemp were both grown in the colonies and they were legal. All kinds of things which are illegal now were legal then, and the Founding Fathers did not get involved in it. Alcohol was permitted and consumed rather widely and people used tobacco, marijuana and anything they wanted. The government did not get involved. Marijuana is arguably the least  Read More...
08:30 PM on 01/04/2012
Newt is a bad example of GOP revisionism of our Founding Fathers. Note that many changes have been made to the Constitution and individual rights since that time. No disrespect to our Founding Fathers, they created the Constitution to be altered as time passed, making it a living document. It was a brilliant accomplishment. However, as to pot, it was grown in the US as a crop for England prior to the revolution. It was legal until around the 1930s. (As was a wide variety of other medicines, including cocaine.) While I certainly agree with regulation of some materials, I also believe that decriminalization of certain things should occur. Pot is so widely used in modern times and truly carries less harmful effects than so many other legal items, it does not make sense to keep it illegal. Personally, I believe many police officers would be relieved not to have to waste time and paperwork on cases that most already think should not exist. (Decriminalization would not affect the ability of employers to test, nor would it prevent DWI laws from being enforced.)
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MacTheCat
Those Clouds You See Aren't really clouds at all
08:30 PM on 01/04/2012
This one went missing in the ether so let's try again, shall we--Newt, how would the founders have felt about the ethics charges you faced while still in Congress?
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ariadne104
To Limit Yourself Is To Limit The Possibilities
08:28 PM on 01/04/2012
Newt...have a fatty and chill out.
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ConnieInCleveland
One Lonely Voice trying to make a difference
08:26 PM on 01/04/2012
America needs jobs and industry. Hemp could be the industry to put America back to work making environmentally friendly products, which say "Made in America". Hemp for Industry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kybQTtnJjQA ,

It's time for politicians to stop putting politics above people. It's time to be honest about the possiblities of hemp and stop spinning 'more war'. The war on cannabis has eliminated a renewable resource, which could have been utilized instead of all the synthetics now polluting our planet.

Does Newt care? No, he's busy campaigning. He's busy, just saying it and moving along. What a world, facts don't matter. We are living in constant campaign mode. We need to lvie in the real world, where people are unemployed, with no prospect for 'real' jobs. Making things in America.

Educate, innovate, build, utilizing hemp! That's something which could benefit the unemployed. Jobs, jobs, jobs!
08:21 PM on 01/04/2012
Righteousness is GOOD! Self-righteousness is BAD! Newt Gingrich has valuable experience from a lengthy Political career which could continue, if he realized its value and applied that expertise with thoughtful expressions. Invoking the presumed reaction of the Fathers of Confederation to drug misuse by foolish people only invokes sympathy from the politically DRUNK who never seem to know their grandmothers from a broom-handle. The most destructive attack on American Democracy is NOT from Alien Terrorists. It is from home-grown American ignorance of the true meaning of LIBERTY! Remember this Newt. Your Country needs you, not mindless people like you now have running the United States of America. Stand out!
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itschuck2c
08:20 PM on 01/04/2012
Think Newt missed this.. Hemp for Victory, WW2 brought to you form the US Dept of Agriculture!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y36Wjkt9iTk&noredirect=1
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ConnieInCleveland
One Lonely Voice trying to make a difference
08:30 PM on 01/04/2012
I submitted a post containing link to 'Hemp for Victory'. Unfortunately, it was not shared. I often wonder what criteria they use to screen comments? I don't think it contained anything offensive. I was just trying to share facts. Who cares what Newt thinks. I care what those who hear Newt's lies think.

Misleading ordinary Americans is wrong. Facts should matter!
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dino213aa
08:16 PM on 01/04/2012
Jefferson was also not a Christian. How do you feel about that Newt?
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Gringostan
Gringostan No Ka Oi
08:16 PM on 01/04/2012
Newt, newt, newt, your prevaricating has gotten to the point that, in the morning, people of common sense need to step outside and confirm your assertions that the sun has risen. You claim to be a historian, but either your entirely disingenuous in your claims or your historical reading ended at “When Jane met George”.
08:44 PM on 01/04/2012
NEWT REWRITES HISTORY.....And after modestly acknowledging his own less significant role than Reagan's, added, "We helped defeat the Soviet empire." Unmentioned by Gingrich then, or in any of the 2,414 debates during this campaign, was his 1985 criticism of President Reagan's historic meeting with Mikhail Gorbachev as "the most dangerous summit for the West since Adolf Hitler met with (British Prime Minister) Chamberlain at Munich in 1938." Gingrich said: "Measured against the scale and momentum of the Soviet empire's challenge, the Reagan administration has failed, is failing and without a dramatic, fundamental change in strategy will continue to fail. ... The burden of the failure frankly must be placed first upon President Reagan." These blatant contradictions between what Congressman Gingrich actually said at the time about President Reagan and what Candidate Gingrich now offers as fictitious reminiscences of his unwavering allegiance to Reagan remind me of one of the former speaker's own broadsides against Washington, D.C. "In this cold and ruthless city," he once said, "the center of hypocrisy is Capitol Hill." Newt Gingrich is quite obviously an expert on both subjects.
http://www.newtoncitizen.com/news/2011/dec/22/mark-shields-newt-rewrites-his-reagan-connection/
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Gringostan
Gringostan No Ka Oi
08:54 PM on 01/04/2012
When it comes to the center of hypocrisy, newt almost got it right.
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MJinCanada
Safe from zombies until my 2nd cup of coffee
10:15 AM on 01/05/2012
Moreover, the Russians will tell you that it was the Beatles that helped break up the USSR. ;-)
08:00 PM on 01/04/2012
Little-known fact: Callista Gingrich's hair was designed by Cesar Pelli.
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BevInSoCal
Worth the trouble
08:06 PM on 01/04/2012
I thought it looked more like Bubba Kush.
08:31 PM on 01/04/2012
Hair? I thought that was a helmet!
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07:47 PM on 01/04/2012
wrong-O Newt you revisionist historian demagogue. Washington, Jefferson & co would have all today's social conservative fascists strung up tarred and feathered if they tried to expand government into banning what they grew, smoked or snuffed.
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Edward Standley
opinionated jerk
07:29 PM on 01/04/2012
It's always interesting debating what might have been on the minds of the Nation's Founders, but they're -dead- . We're alive, and don't need to live our lives for the dead.
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MacTheCat
Those Clouds You See Aren't really clouds at all
07:16 PM on 01/04/2012
And the Foxnews Fans go crazy--Yea­h! Right on Newt. Dang straight.

And what's scary is that they Believe it and Newtie knows it.....
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Dr Scott
I neither sow, nor reap, nor toil, nor spin
07:11 PM on 01/04/2012
Washington, a 1%er and distiller, was happy to use the militia to put down citizens protesting a liquor tax that favored large distillers over the average guy. I question the usefulness of trying to guess what Washington would think of pot use. As we all know, worse drugs were used in patent medicines and energy drinks for a long time in the US. There is NO doubt that simply decriminalizing marijuana would save billions in enforcement and incarceration, and generate at least hundreds of millions in revenue.
07:10 PM on 01/04/2012
Washington and Jefferson would have found ways to make money from growing pot. Geo. Wash. distilled rye whiskey to make money. Why not pot. And if you believe Gingrich,Romney et al. Jefferson and Washington favored free enterprise, think slaves. Why not pot to make money for their plantations?
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GraphicMatt
Some people take the microbio way too seriously.
08:17 PM on 01/04/2012
They did make money from growing hemp, and lots of it.
08:23 PM on 01/04/2012
Hemp was probably second only to tobacco as the biggest cash crop in the colonies.
theshadow795
With Liberty and Justice for ALL
06:52 PM on 01/04/2012
"Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country."
- Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President quote on Hemp

"Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere."
- George Washington, U.S. President quote on Hemp
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doriath22
Born-again Jacobin. Robespierre had the right idea
07:42 PM on 01/04/2012
And yet, Newt continues to insist that he is some kind of authority on American history......