Highest Rated Comments

sheepshizzle85 karma

I don't have any questions for you. I just wanted to say that I fully support your work, and as requested, wrote a note to the White House. Here it is:

Mr. President,

I'm writing this quick note to you in the hopes that your staff tracks the statistics of the overall tone of the messages you receive. I wish to remind you of your pledge to make medical marijuana prohibition the least enforceable priority of your administration. Please, for the time being, respect states' rights to administer medical marijuana to patients who are in need of it's healing properties. It's my firm belief that the "War on Drugs" has been nothing short of an abject disaster, and it's programs and policies should be dismantled immediately. I know that realistically, Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither will a decades-long failed policy be repealed. But I know you are a man of great intelligence, sir. I know that as a youth you experimented with drugs, as many of us have. I know that as a responsible adult, you are capable of making well informed decisions regarding drug use or abuse, regardless of it's legality. Mr. Obama, please, let's cut the nonsense and the failed drug war. Let's do something for our people. Let's release people needlessly imprisoned. Let's focus our law enforcement on crimes that really matter. Murder. Rape. Theft. Not focus them on the guy who works 50 hours a week who wants to have a beer and smoke a bowl when he gets off work after a 10 hour day. Please, Mr. President, be the change that so many of us voted for.



EDIT: reading it again, it seems a little cheesy. I just feel very strongly about this issue, and I just banged out a quick letter and sent it. But I think his staff will get the message.

sheepshizzle79 karma

You very articulately made the case why people should indeed vote for Obama if they were planning to vote Green or Socialist instead. And you also hit a fucking home-run when you said that every third party in this country needs to do everything they can do to temporarily put aside their differences and educate average Americans -people who don't give two shits about politics- that First Past The Post is garbage, and that we need Instant Runoff henceforth. Great comment all the way around.

sheepshizzle44 karma

What steps can ordinary American citizens take to try to get Al Jazeera (english language) broadcast in our country? You guys do a fantastic job at not editorializing the news. Keep up the good work.

sheepshizzle10 karma

Sadly, no. If I had, they probably would've thought I was high when I wrote the letter.

sheepshizzle5 karma

Thanks for the kind words, I don't mind at all.