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Friday, February 22, 2013

In debate before college audience Stossel gets Coulter to support marijuana legalization with certain conditions

Libertarian-leaning conservative gets nudged into pro-legalization stance by all-around libertarian

Partial transcript from Mediaite, Fox Business Network's Stossel Show, "Ann Coulter Battles Stossel, Calls Libertarians ‘Pussies,’ And Gets Booed By Room Full Of Students":
The initial conversation between Stossel and Coulter began as a light squabble over whether the War in Iraq was truly justified. The war was certainly worth the cost because Saddam Hussein was “definitely looking for uranium from Niger,” she said. Her remarks were met with tepid boos and confusion, but the room was mostly pleasant at that point. 
But when the subject turned the the legalizing drugs, things quickly became tense. “Libertarians and pot,” Coulter said with a dismissive laugh.
“This is why people think libertarians are pussies,” she said. Yes, it was bleeped. But I was there in person, so I know she said it. Her explanation:
“We’re living in a country that is 70-percent socialist, the government takes 60 percent of your money. They are taking care of your health care, of your pensions. They’re telling you who you can hire, what the regulations will be. And you want to suck up to your little liberal friends and say, ‘Oh, but we want to legalize pot.’ You know, if you’re a little more manly you would tell them what your position on employment discrimination is. How about that? But it’s always ‘We want to legalize pot.’”
“How is it any of your business what I choose to put in my body if I’m not affecting anyone else?” one student asked during the Q&A, prompting the students to give a standing ovation. 
“First of all, for alleged individualists, you’re very mob-like,” Coulter snarked. “Second of all, it is my business because we are living in a welfare state … Right now, I have to pay for, it turns out, coming down the pike, your health care. I have to pay for your unemployment when you can’t hold a job. I have to pay for your food, for your housing. Yeah, it’s my business!” 
Stossel and the student eventually got Coulter to concede that if the welfare state were rolled back, she’d maybe consider legalizing marijuana. 
(Emphasis added.)
Editor's comment - Coulter actually makes an excellent point. Why choose the single area where you might find agreement with our liberal enemies when debating them? Why not start off bashing them over the head with the absurdities of the welfare state - EBT, government takeover of health care, political correctness on college campuses, instead of pot legalization?  We are here to defeat them, and destroy them.  Not make them our buddies.

11 comments:

jgeleff said...

Actually, she chooses the lazy person's argument. I don't know ANY libertarians that lead with drug legalization. The libertarians that I know talk about the Constitution, freedom, individual rights, etc. Drug legalization is a natural extension of any individual rights argument, but nobody leads with it. Her point is nothing more than hyperbole and outright bullshit.
And she looks and sounds like a man. Step AWAY from the Newports, honey.

Gary said...

Coulter is a vicious pitbull who is just out to sell books. Her support for Chris Christie for President shows where she really stands.

John Morris said...

I agree, Coulter is the anti freedom, wimp here. I also agree she just wants to sell books.

John Morris said...

I agree, Coulter is the anti freedom, wimp here. I also agree she just wants to sell books.

John Morris said...

The last election is actually one where the establishment GOP threw the election over stuff like this.

Colorado was a clear GOP win with a pro legalization position. Oregon & New Mexico could have been in play.

How many states fell for want of 20-30% of the college town vote? Ohio, Virginia. Seriously, were lots of social conservatives gonna vote for Obama in the last election? Would many have stayed home?

Positions like this and gay marriage, give an opening for those who say the GOP's pro freedom posture is a scam.

The establishment GOP threw the election cause in their hearts they are against freedom.

John Morris said...

Legalization also is an awesome issue because almost everyone knows how drug laws have impacted the poor, minority groups the liberals claim to care about.

Tying the left to the mass incarceration and destruction of millions of lives over non violent drug possession would be great.

If it turns out, as most suspect that loosening drug laws leads to a drop in urban violence. The entire police state model might be called into question.

John Morris said...

I don't mean they wanted to lose the election. Most, wanted to win, (and I thought we could squeak through) but when given the choice of tossing out their old line statist agenda- the GOP decided to take that risk.

At this point, enough people had to have had access to enough polling data on how bad the old GOP positions hurt them and they stuck with them anyway.

Clearly, a large percent are that deeply opposed to freedom.

Chuck said...

"Coulter is a vicious pitbull who is just out to sell books."

Said the dickless faggot who can't argue his way out of a fucking paper bag. She makes you feel like what you know you are.

That is why you cunts hate her.

Chuck said...

"I agree, Coulter is the anti freedom, wimp here."

Then you're dumber than shit. She's simply being rational. You dope freaks make me fucking sick. Your country is being burned to the goddam ground, and what do you brainless assholes bleat about? Getting stoned and destroying marriage. You're retarded children.

Eric Dondero said...

Except John, supporting gay marriage is the anti-freedom position. Gay marriage is nothing less than government hand-outs for gay partners. That's stealing money from taxpayers to subsidize their lifestyle.

Eric Dondero said...

Except John, supporting gay marriage is the anti-freedom position. Gay marriage is nothing less than government hand-outs for gay partners. That's stealing money from taxpayers to subsidize their lifestyle.