We hear daily of incidents where law enforcement gets too big for its britches and does something stupid, but in this case, a man is dead as a result. And the response was unacceptable - there is never an excuse to riot, to loot and steal from your own damned neighborhood. It's insane. The police force should all be fired, the law enforcement aspects of Ferguson turned over to the County Sheriff and those who looted and rioted should spend a very, very long time in jail - and part of their punishment should be cleaning up the mess that they made. It's a sad state of affairs, my friends. Very sad, indeed.
|One of my favorite pictures of the Governor.|
Granted, this is a far cry from legalizing medical marijuana across the board, but this is a significant start. Personally, I don't partake, probably never will. However, it is painfully difficult to justify the regulation of alcohol with all of its known negative health ramifications and to turn a nose up at marijuana as a viable pain management alternative to big pharma. It is intellectual dishonesty to argue one should be legal and regulated when the other is not.
Kudos to the Governor for making the right call. Of course, the Legislature will have to deal with the issue and you and I both know that Jesus would not approve of the evil marijuana, therefore it probably won't go anywhere.
Stop it. Just stop it.
The fight to maintain the top of the food chain in self-righteousness is a bullshit goal and it destroys people and jeopardizes legitimate relationships. I know a lot of judgmental pricks who are so under the guise of godliness and it's little more than an excuse to be an asshole. The fundamental premise - something that is so real for the Christian faith that without it, Christianity doesn't exist - is that we are all sinners. We have all failed, we are all a bunch of morons who constantly screw up. If we just take that tack, if we just remember that we're no better than anyone else, imagine how well we could get along with one another!
So, if you have the urge to judge someone, to look down upon them because of the clothes they wear, the number of tattoos or piercings they have, or you feel like brow-beating someone into submission to believe your worldview...stop it. Just stop it.