I don’t look at marijuana the same way as I do homosexual “marriage” or abortion. When I see the widespread acceptance of homosexuality and the murder of unborn babies, I see a culture in a downward spiral and these things as symptoms.
The laws that we enact, the people for whom we vote to represent us, are the painful results of a quickly dying culture. Christians in this country simply don’t have the numbers that we used to have to have a substantial amount of influence in cultural, social and political circles. And that’s not just the liberals’ fault.
The Church in our culture have become so fragmented, apathetic and complacent, and it’s no one’s fault but our own. This doesn’t at all absolve the liberals and other greedy politicians for doing their part to destroy the Church and her numerous causes. They will answer on the Day of Judgment. However, I don’t believe, as many conservatives would argue, that marijuana should be lumped into the same category as legalizing homosexual “marriage” and abortion.
Being in favor of decriminalization of marijuana is not the same as wanting to smoke it to get high. They did that sort of thing to Ron Paul when he stated he was in favor of ending the federal war on drugs and returning drug laws to the states. After he said that, the media went crazy and claimed he must want 12-year-olds to shoot up heroin.
Needless to say, I don’t smoke marijuana, I never have, and I don’t ever plan on it. I have no personal, vested interest in decriminalizing the stuff. I don’t even smoke cigarettes. On a side note, however, I did go through a period of about 2 weeks (a long time ago, before I was married) where I tried to smoke cigarettes, but I couldn’t keep it up. It made me light-headed and it burned my throat. I know I probably would’ve grown accustomed to those things had I kept it up, but I wasn’t willing give it a try.
Public Policy Polling released a poll recently showing that a majority of those Georgians surveyed were in favor of decriminalizing marijuana:
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