Thursday, July 31, 2014
Is Stephen Harper's War on Marijuana Going Up in Smoke?
He has made the Great War on Marijuana the main weapon in his assault on Justin Trudeau.
Making it sound like Trudeau's plans to legalize weed would corrupt Canada's youth and turn us into a nation of junkies...
But sadly for Great Leader most Canadians don't seem to share his reactionary views.
More than two-thirds of Canadians want this country’s marijuana laws to be softened, according to an opinion poll conducted for the federal government earlier this year.
It found that many Canadians don’t think legalization would increase pot-smoking in this country: 52.6 per cent believe marijuana use would “stay about the same” if legalized, 38.4 per cent say it would increase, and 6.3 per cent say it would decrease.
And as Paul Wells points out, it all seems to suggest that Lord Harp's pot wedge is going up in smoke.
The Conservative case against today’s Liberals, in fact, can be summed up as a general argument that they lack judgment and their leader lacks more than most; and a specific case that he’s high and wants to get your children high, too.
But views change. One suggestion that they’re changing in Canada comes from Faron Ellis at Lethbridge College, who’s done several waves of public-opinion polling in Alberta on social issues. In 2013, for the first time, Ellis and his colleagues found majority support in Alberta for decriminalization of marijuana for recreational use. Support for liberalized laws on recreational pot had grown by more than 10 points in only two years. In Alberta.
And about to suffer the same fate as his wedge issue on same-sex marriage.
Opposition to same-sex marriage was a strong incentive to form a united Conservative party more than a decade ago and, now, that issue has just about vanished as a differentiator among political parties. That sort of thing could happen again on another issue, and Harper must worry that it is.
Which of course would not only leave Stephen Harper and his hapless stooge Peter MacKay, the poster boy for binge drinking...
Looking like losers and HYPOCRITES...
Especially after that scandalous swim suit party at Lord Harp's own residence.
Paramedics were called to the Prime Minister’s official residence in Ottawa over the weekend after an 18-year-old woman suffered from severe intoxication.
Which left many Canadians wondering why HE wasn't charged for corrupting the youth of the nation.
It will also make him look like yesterday's man, at a time when most Canadians are hungry for change.
Or just a maniac who would jail even more young people for the "crime" of smoking a drug most people in this country don't consider a real threat.
Yup. I think it's safe to say.
The Cons are running out of time.
And their reefer madness is almost over...
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