Tom Tancredo on Drugs
Republican Representative (CO-6)
IN Cameron County, TX, the former sheriff and others were convicted of receiving drug-smuggling bribes. The Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation in Arizona is the scene of one of the major drug corridors between the US and Mexico. IN 2002, tribal police seized 65,000 pounds of narcotics.
Most disturbing was the response. DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff downplayed the events by saying that most Mexican military incursions over the years had been “accidental.” The FBI was quoted by Mexican media as saying it supported the view that the uniformed personnel were smugglers and not Mexican military.
Does the Mexican government want us to believe that the drug cartels can operate freely along the border and the Mexican military is powerless to stop them? Sadly, the federal government is more concerned about allowing the Mexican government to save face than it is about telling the truth to the American people.
OnTheIssues.org interprets the 2006 NORML scores as follows:
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law's mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty.
NORML is a nonprofit, public-interest lobby that for more than 30 years has provided a voice for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition. We represent the interests of the tens of millions of Americans who smoke marijuana responsibly and believe the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana should no longer be a crime.
NORML supports the removal of all criminal penalties for the private possession & responsible use of marijuana by adults, including the cultivation for personal use, and the casual nonprofit transfers of small amounts. This model is called "decriminalization."
NORML additionally supports the development of a legally controlled market for marijuana, where consumers could purchase it from a safe, legal and regulated source. This model is referred to as "legalization."
NORML believes that marijuana smoking is not for kids and should only be used responsibly by adults. As with alcohol consumption, it must never be an excuse for misconduct or other bad behavior. Driving or operating heavy equipment while impaired from marijuana should be prohibited.
NORML strongly supports the right of patients to use marijuana as a medicine when their physician recommends it to relieve pain and suffering.
Lastly, NORML supports the right of farmers to commercially cultivate hemp for industrial purposes, such as food and fiber production.
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GOP V.P.: Gov.Sarah Palin
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Dem.V.P.: Sen.Joe Biden
Constitution: Chuck Baldwin
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Constitution: Amb.Alan Keyes
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