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Eenie, Meanie, Minie, Mo – Drugs Policy? That’ll Be Lib Dem!

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Only now is the depth and breadth of David Cameron’s coup becoming clear.  He has swept aside all the old politics and we voted for exactly what he has given us.  Hail to the Chief!

It’s true that now he can dump those old Tory policies that no one really wanted and we can take the good ones from the Lib Dems –

God's Herb

none more so than their drugs policy.

The Lib Dems are very, very close to the Transform Drug Policy Foundation which, however it describes itself, promotes a radical right wing solution to the drugs problem – legalise, regulate, tax.

This might seem a second tier, lower priority issue until you consider that most organised crime and virtually all street crime is caused, promoted and maintained by the illegality of drugs.

Legalise all drugs, regulate and tax their supply.  You pull the rug  from under organised crime and you take away the need for nearly all street crime.  You massively reduce the harm caused by drugs.  You take perhaps £10 billion out of the black economy.  You save several billion more on law enforcement costs.

It’s a no brainer for anyone who has the courage and common sense to think about it.  I hope Theresa May is listening – and thinking.

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Man’s Best Friend

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Dogs have lived alongside man for tens of thousands of years.  Even before our species could be so defined our predecessors made a pact with each other.  Mutual advantage was the bargain and so it has been ever since.  The relationship is in our DNA.  There is a primeval bond between us.

Capone & Carla

Dogs can be dangerous.  Mostly this is a function of how they are treated but there is the wild card.  I would never, ever leave any breed of dog alone with a child.   Thankfully, considering how many badly treated dogs and irresponsible owners there are, tragedies are few and far between.  Nothing can extinguish the agony of what happened in Liverpool yesterday but there is a solution.

Bring back the dog licence.  Make it cost £100 per year.  Give pensioners a rebate of £90.  Every dog must be microchipped to correspond with its licence.  Enforce it.  Guaranteed, problem solved.

Instead we have idiotic politicians who play about with incompetent, ridiculous and irrelevant legislation like the Dangerous Dogs Act – while children are mauled to death in their own homes.

A True Messiah

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Seems to me that you can either be cynical and disbelieving about Barack Obama or you have to buy him completely.

His power is in his integrity and it shines through every word that he speaks.  Again, it is easy to say that they are just words but you, I and every human being knows in their soul when words have value.

Thank You

Thank You

The man is awe inspiring.  In simple, direct statements he cuts through the murk and mud which mankind creates for itself.  He is the man for our time, delivered to us apparently as an exact solution for our problems, he reveals the wisdom which all of us understand.  He delivers huge confidence, trust and belief.

There will be others desperate to catch him out, to discover some inconsistency or failing.  I doubt that they will succeed.

We are in the presence of greatness and we should value our good fortune.

Written by Peter Reynolds

June 4, 2009 at 10:35 pm