Can anyone translate this comment by Bob Ellis that appeared in the thread following "Anyone can end up in jail," below? Try as I might, all I can make of it is, "Oink, oink, oink, oink...."
Michael, I'm familiar with the courage and accomplishemnts of MLKJr and Ghandi. Bob Newland is no Ghandi or Martin Luther King.
They fought to see all human beings treated equally and fairly.
Newland fights for the right to get stoned, and to sell dope to other people so they can get stoned.
If you're eager to embrace and defend the lowest common denominator, you should try the Democrat Party. That lines up well with their philosophy but really doesn't fit in with the GOP.
More importantly, do us all a favor and stop demeaning the courage of people like Martin Luther King by comparing Newland's lawlessness and thirst for intoxication to their struggle.
I suppose people who have nothing greater to contribute to society than getting high feel they need to manufacture some nobility for their lives (it's easier than working for real noble goals), but the two aren't even close.