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Don’t want to grow government? Don’t let ’em grow marijuana.


If you’re looking for the best reason to oppose the legalization of marijuana, take a look at this:

Pot Industry in California on Verge of Collapse

For years, limited government supporters cite an on-going joke which is based in the truth. The government couldn’t even make a go of running a brothel.

Libertarians have supported the legalization of marijuana forever, but it has proven to massively grow the very government they have always been so adamant about limiting.

We were promised that the legalization of pot would get rid of the black market, but because of government greed, we have both–the black market and big government.

Any Libertarian will tell you that the bigger the government, the less liberty for all. Or, as Dennis Prager says, “The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.”

In states where marijuana is legal, roads are less safe and stoned people care much less about protecting their own liberty (and yours) than about getting their next bag of Cheetos. Doesn’t that serve the interests of the same government that now richly benefits from the marijuana business in the first place?

Today’s out-of-control government has already displayed its vested interest in growing our addiction to government itself. Now that we have seen the real-life consequences, the legalization of marijuana fits perfectly into that plan.

Even before the travesty of mandatory vaccines, the government has emerged as the biggest drug pusher of all.

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Karen Kataline

Karen Kataline is a commentator, columnist & talk show host. She holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University and is a frequent guest host on AM Talk Radio. She has an active blog and her Op Eds can be seen online at Fox News, Investor’s Business Daily, Western Journal, Town Hall, The Daily Caller, FrontPage Mag, and The American Thinker.

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  1. Check out Oregon. Dope is out of control enough so that they have declared a state of emergency & are calling in gov’t help to fight pot grows. How is that people think you can legalize dope & then control it–like alcohol? Isn’t it like legalizing SOME bank robberies but not others & then trying to control it? One can NOT allow in a little evil & not expect it to grow & take over. Can they?

  2. Frankly, I don’t think pot is evil but I do think that people who exploit it’s use for their own political agenda, are. I never thought pot should be illegal until I saw what the government did to make money off of it. I am not advocating social engineering. I’m advocating for less government by not allowing government to be the biggest drug pusher. It’s a bit counter-intuitive but in this case, I think it works.

    Thanks for reading (and writing!)

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