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One of the odder reactions to the events of this weekend was David Frum’s rush to blame reefer madness: “The Tucson shooting should remind us why we regulate marijuana,” he writes, going on to cite some of the research showing (somewhat murky) links between marijuana use and schizophrenia.
But we don’t just “regulate” marijuana — we outlaw it. There’s a link between schizophrenia and alcohol abuse, and the shooter, in addition to being a pothead, apparently was treated for alcohol poisoning in high school. If the shooting in Tucson is an argument for marijuana prohibition, it must also be an argument for alcohol prohibition. Having been served a few adult beverages at David’s house, I have a really hard time imagining that he’s willing to endorse reviving the Noble Experiment. So if he has a justification for arresting over 800,000 Americans a year for having the wrong drug of choice, he has yet to present it.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?