"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice. Where there is a conflict between the law and the higher moral code that we all share, my loyalty is to that higher moral code."
Tim DeChristopher, July 26, 2011
A poll conducted by Elon University during the last week of February, 2013, found that up to 76% of North Carolinians support reforming our state cannabis laws.
It is my opinion that cannabis legalization may be the single most important issue facing our state and our nation today. No other issue addresses health, jobs, climate change, and human rights issues (to name but a few) as does the legalization of cannabis.
“One day we must ask the question, ‘Why are there forty million poor people in America?’ And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy. And I’m simply saying that more and more, we’ve got to begin to ask questions about the whole society. We are called upon to help the discouraged beggars in life’s market place. But one day we must come to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. It means that questions must be raised. You see, my friends, when you deal with this, you begin to ask the question, ‘Who owns the oil?’ You begin to ask the question, ‘Who owns the iron ore?’ You begin to ask the question, ‘Why is it that people have to pay water bills in a world that is two thirds water?’ These are questions that must be asked.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tag Archives: pro-choice
I found the following commentary earlier today when it rolled across my Tumblr dashboard. I traced it back to this source, posted over a year ago, and wanted to share it because it’s a damn fine reflection on what I think of so-called pro-lifers. As a man I’m never comfortable expressing my opinion on issues that directly affect women. Sure, I’m allowed an opinion, but I don’t think that I, or any other male of the species, should ever force … Continue reading
Someone posted the following comment on the interwebs (it has since been removed): How can someone stand behind abortion, when you have a life inside of you that God created for you? How can you say that this life isn’t worth it? If you can’t take care of the baby for whatever circumstances than there is always adoption available to couples who can’t conceive, but still want the joy of being parents. OPEN YOUR EYES! God has bigger plans for … Continue reading
(SOURCE: Workers World) If anybody was unconvinced that the Democratic and Republican parties are two sides of the same coin, the recent blockage of over-the-counter emergency contraception by the Obama administration should put such fantasies to rest. On Dec. 7, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services overruled a decision by the Food and Drug Administration that would have made the “morning-after” pill available to women of all ages without a prescription — the first time, according to the … Continue reading
What is it about conservatives that makes them so certain they have the only right answers to all the deep and tangled problems we face today? I’ve got my own ideas about what we should do or not do as a nation, state, or local community, but I’m open to suggestions and new ideas. Why can’t my friends on the right (I hate those terms, left and right) accept that their narrow view of the world might not always be … Continue reading