Please, shareholders, don't UNDERESTIMATE the effect on your MO shares if POT is legalized in California.
MO has the infrastructure to "seize this opportunity" and send profits to the "bottom line" of its shareholders.
<<Again, you miss the point. The supply of MDs is controlled and has been every since the gov entered the business of licensing them. ... If the smartest of the smart were the objective, then medical schools would have open admission and then grant licenses to the top achievers in class and deny them to those making the lower grades. >>
I did not say that medical schools should take only the smartest of the smart. Other things like ethics and responsibility should be considered.
If medical schools would offer open admission then they would be flooded with too many students for the professors to teach. Everyone wants to go to medical school! And there would not be "better" schools--everyone could go to Harvard Medical School if there was open admission--even your husband.
<<And you are wrong here in typical style. An MD only is required to take only one four hour class in biochemistry>>
This doesn't even make sense. An MD does not have to take any such course--he has already graduated. I think you are referring to medical students. But I was referring to pre-meds. I think they only have to take oner organic chemistry (which is not the same as biochemistry) class, but it is heavily considered, as it should be.
<< People using their Freedom of Choice would create resistant strains of bacteria, and the antibiotics would no longer be useful.>>
You missed lancer's point vermit. Cross the border into Mexico and you can buy antibiotics over the counter.
I realize that you are an expert on Mexico because you can see it from your window in Texas, but it would be quite inconvenient for most Americans to travel to Mexico to buy those antibiotics. And I'm not sure you could bring them with you when you cross back into the U.S.
"I would like others to voice their opinions about legalizing pot:
It is not about "legalizing pot". It is more about the FAILURE of the drug war where we spend billions every year for a failed government program.
Alcohol (the most abused drug of all) is legal because we realized the costs of prohibition far outweighed the benefits.
I am all for individual liberty (including pot smoking). The unfortunate outcome of supervision of the tea party advocates is that freedom of choice is being advocated by the TB's for the upper echelons of America and not the masses who are told they have rights but in fact do not.
jpaul, Follow Campaign for Liberty - it is a good place to get honest accounts of bills going before the House and Senate, and for intellectual articles on libertarianism.
I don't have a problem with Palin but am not crazy about her. I love Dr. Paul though who does happen to be my rep in Congress.
I didn't mean to get off the subject of legalizing pot. Ron Paul may agree with me about legalizing pot but as far as his other positions on anything I have no idea what his are. I would like others to voice their opinions about legalizing pot. There are other issues in the world of more or less importance but the subject of legalizing pot is what the voters in California and other states in November is the issue now.
I don't think the tea party is for me. When I see retards like Sarah Palin as the spokeswoman I wonder about the sanity of the party and its' members. I am a libertarian but I believe it is the role of government to protect the weakest members of society not the strongest.
BTD100 that is very interesting. Thank you. The Republican party of today is not the party of Lincoln or Nelson Rockefeller or any other libertarian. It is now the party of greedy and self-serving individuals who only care about money and controlling the majority of Americans who just make enough to survive, while they drink their expensive Johnny and arrest those who smoke pot. >>
That is why the Tea Party sprung up. They are cleaning house - both of them to get rid of such garbage.
<< Ron Paul appears from this video to be a Republican in the old sense. But, I don't know enought about him to judge him or his politics. >>
Dr. No as Ron Paul is called because every lobbyist knows not to waste their time knocking on his door as he will say no to them, is a great man and stateman. He happens to be an MD, graduate of Duke Medical School, very brilliant and honest man.
Learn more of the grassroots movement that started before Obama was even nominated.
BTD100 that is very interesting. Thank you. The Republican party of today is not the party of Lincoln or Nelson Rockefeller or any other libertarian. It is now the party of greedy and self-serving individuals who only care about money and controlling the majority of Americans who just make enough to survive, while they drink their expensive Johnny and arrest those who smoke pot. Ron Paul appears from this video to be a Republican in the old sense. But, I don't know enought about him to judge him or his politics.