It’s Not Just About Getting Stoned, Part 88,317 – Letter to the Denver Post

By Doug Newman
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People ought to be just as upset about today’s federal raids on several area medical marijuana dispensaries as they are about Obamacare. And it has nothing to do with whether or not you yourself smoke marijuana.

The medical benefits of marijuana for numerous maladies are extensively well-documented. If you would make it an offense – federal or otherwise – for a person to heal themselves with a plant that is much more benign than tobacco or alcohol, you already believe that the government should micromanage our health decisions. The mindset that drives opposition to medical marijuana is the same as that behind Obamacare. This mindset opposes individual liberty.

The Constitution puts very strict limits on where Uncle Sam may tread. Obamacare and the War on Drugs severely violate these limits. Both must be resisted with equal vigor.


About Food for the Thinkers

My name is Doug Newman. I live in Aurora, Colorado, just outside Denver. Food for the Thinkers is mostly about the connection between Christianity and libertarianism. Most Christians do not understand libertarianism. And most libertarians do not understand Christianity. Hopefully, this blog helps clear up those misunderstanding. Check out my old page at And remember: When you let people do whatever they want, you get Woodstock. But when you let governments do whatever they want, you get Auschwitz.
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