Gingrich: Founding fathers would have “violent” reaction to pot growers

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January 4, 2012
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Posted in LAND News, News, PND News

"Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that the founders of the United States would have dealt violently with marijuana growers [and] that decriminalizing drugs like marijuana would increase the rate of addictions and increase crime. ... [When] asked if former Presidents Jefferson or Washington should have been arrested for growing marijuana, he said, 'I think Jefferson or George Washington would have rather strongly discouraged you from growing marijuana, and their techniques with dealing with it would have been rather more violent than our current government." [editor's note: Is he entirely stupid or just illiterate? They both staunchly favored individual sovereignty for peaceful behavior! - SAT] [additional editor's note: They also both grew hemp, and Washington at least also grew recreational cannabis - TLK] (01/04/12)  


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