Actually the best way would be to legalize the sale of the drugs. Decriminalization usually keeps the illegality of marketing the substances intact, thus keeping the black market intact, thus keeping the cartels motivated to stay in business.
 September 16, 2016 at 10:33am
It’s crazy how many of our public servants and soldiers ignore the “and domestic” part of the oath they took.
September 6, 2016 at 1:25pm
“Why would you believe that killing terrorists and drug dealers is a bad thing…”
Killing drug USERS too – and flat out encouraging people to kill them without due process – that’s a VERY WORSE thing. I suppose you like how ISIS weeded out those non-Muslims without due process too, eh?
 September 6, 2016 at 1:19pm
And do you really want an innocent person killed just because he or she picked up a joint off the street and didn’t know what it was? I can maybe understand him encouraging vigilante killings against dealers, but users too? That’s just brutal.
[-1] September 2, 2016 at 11:34am
Gary’s on the ballot in all 50 states. He could theoretically win. Not much support for him now, but if more high-profile NeverTrumpers would be brave enough to endorse him, that could change for the better. You may not like his stance on cannabis or gays, but he does support the free market, eliminating the budget deficit and keeping the military strong while making it more efficient. Keep in mind he has a much higher percentage of support among active-duty soldiers and veterans.
[-1] September 2, 2016 at 11:30am
I just love how y’all automatically count out the Libertarian candidate when he’s on the ballot in ALL 50 STATES. Maybe the stats and odds are against him, but theoretically he could win the election. He’s all for free markets, reducing/eliminating the deficit, and keeping the military strong while making it more efficient (simply stating “cutting military spending would give you the wrong idea).
You might not like Gary’s other policies and beliefs, but to me he’s the best choice compared to what the Big Two have produced.
August 18, 2016 at 5:20pm
Or just eliminate those “victimless crime” laws, those that harm no one but certain corporations’ profits.
 August 18, 2016 at 5:09pm
“I’d rather subsidize a prison to keep it’s doors open than subsidize Planned Parenthood to campaign for Hillary Clinton and butcher millions of babies.”
And I’d rather the state/county/city use my tax dollars to operate prisons directly, than farm it out to some private for-profit entity that could convince politicians or judges to criminalize more things in the hopes of keeping their precious little profit centers running.
 August 17, 2016 at 10:49am
Exactly. Texas should be much higher than 28th place, but they’re dragged down by their 49TH place in personal freedoms. (Thank God for Kentucky.)
August 11, 2016 at 2:53pm
Indeed. George Wallace et al. were all about the “self-preservation” of the white race.
August 9, 2016 at 5:42pm
I just wish he could’ve worded that better. No matter what he really meant, the MSM is gonna make a ton of hay out of this.
It doesn't matter what he meant. It matters how it was understood. And a lot of people (as evidenced by this very comments section) are already clutching their guns, ready to water the tree of liberty with Hillary's blood. All you need is one crazy person getting lucky. Agree or disagree with political opponents, one should not wish for their death.
August 5, 2016 at 11:16am
Let’s hope that the courts don’t rule in the SJWs’ favor. If that can be construed as a racist symbol, ANYTHING is fair game, and freedom of speech/press is toast.
 August 1, 2016 at 9:16am
It’s such BS. They’ll hijack any word and claim it’s offensive to black people.
I caught hell from one of my Twitter followers because I used the word “savage”, which has the same problem as “thug”, apparently.
 July 27, 2016 at 10:38am
I’d also like to add it’s not just the absence of jobs, it’s the runaway inflation of basic things people need, such as a place to live, education and transportation. Food and phone service are relatively cheap these days, so I’m not worrying about those things. But when entry-level cars cost $15,000, two-bedroom homes sell for $200,000 (or a million-plus in the Bay Area) and people still paying for student loans decades after they graduated college, it’s no wonder everyone’s clamoring for a wage increase. (And yes, I’m aware that a crapton of government regulations and restrictions are a major contributor to the high cost.)
 July 25, 2016 at 9:50am
Oh please… if Ted switches parties, he’ll more likely join the Libertarian Party, not the Dumbocrats. #FumpTruck
July 22, 2016 at 2:26pm
Is that like Black Don’t Crack? Gay Don’t … Fray?
July 22, 2016 at 2:05pm
Remember that poll of 58% who wanted someone other than Trump or Hillary, you vote-shamers. :P
 July 21, 2016 at 10:24am
Remember who won the Texas primary, pal.
Plenty of folks here who’ll still ditch the Trump Train in favor of the Fump Truck. :P
 July 21, 2016 at 10:22am
Well, when the convention is deliberately flooded with Trumpa Loompas, I’m not surprised that the audience was that hostile.
I definitely see Ted’s point though. Defend the family honor, even if it costs you your good name in the Trumpublican Party.