Although pain management is an important function of modern medicine, the legalization of marijuana is more about regulating illegal drug use than it is about medicine. California’s experience has been that the recreational use of “medical” marijuana there is so rampant that it has become a common gag line in popular media.
It’s time for men of the cloth – as they did during the first American Revolution – to exercise true leadership, return to the pulpit and call for national revival, both spiritual and political. As George Washington so astutely observed, the notion that political issues, and those of “religion and morality,” are somehow mutually exclusive, is patently absurd. They are one in the same.
Amidst all the Left’s mudslinging, rationalizing, and scapegoating, there hasn’t been much room for any substantive discourse across party and ideological lines; the Democrats simply refuse to engage on this level. The more America’s cohort of self-identified “Tea Party Patriots” continues to grow, the deeper the Left buries its collective head in the sand. One is reminded of Scarlett O’Hara’s famous method of dealing with the unpleasantness of reality: “I’ll think about it tomorrow!” With one week to go before the election, however, the time for Democrats to change course has all but run out.