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Tag: medical marijuana
Last Friday Bill Schuette and David Leyton met on the set of "Off the Record" with Tim Skubick for what was billed as a no-rules debate.
You can read the reports about the debate all over the internet or you can watch it for yourself at wkar.org. It turned out to be one of the wilder debates you'll ever see and actually proved to be quite informative.
Most voters don't know much about David Leyton other than the fact that he's the local prosecutor in Flint, the 4th most violent city in the United States and a city where local community leaders have demanded Governor Granholm deploy the National Guard to protect the streets because of Leyton's ineffectiveness.
After Friday's debate, we now know a bit more. Granted, we still don't know how Leyton voted on Michigan's medical marijuana law. He was asked directly five times and each time would only answer that "the people have spoken." But he did have a few answers liberal enough that he felt comfortable providing. According to David Leyton himself-
*Leyton supports affirmative action.
*Leyton supports unrestricted human embryonic stem cell research.
*Leyton supports civil unions and "special benefits" for gay couples. (Those are his words.)
But maybe more informative than what Leyton said directly was what he said when attempting to dodge one question in particular.
Attorney General Mike Cox months ago went to court to back Arizona's common sense illegal immigration law. Skubick asked the candidates whether or not Michigan needs an Arizona style immigration law of its own.
"Michigan needs a law that's good for Michigan and that's an Attorney General who cracks down on employers who hire illegal immigrants."
The answer to the illegal immigration problem, to national security and to securing Michigan's borders is to declare war on job makers and only to declare war on job makers. And that shuffling noise you hear is the sound of more job providers making their way towards Michigan's exits in case another job killing liberal like Leyton lands in Lansing.
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Cosmic karma and a comeuppance twenty-six years in the making? I don't know. Take the news that Jay Cutler is likely forcing a trade with the fact that my blackberry just died and that today we all have to put up with incessant shouts of APRIL FOOLS DAY and a guy could be forgiven for thinking the universe was out to play its own little practical joke.
Mix it all together and I don't know WHAT you've got, but I know that I'VE got a pounding headache.
Darn it all if it didn't arrive a few days early, too. If today were Saturday maybe I could have used my frustration as a crutch, toddled on down to one state office or another and picked up an ID to grow my own marijuana.
OK, so I'm not going to toke, myself, but its awfully reassuring to know the neighbors down the block can. We think. (If its legal, that should cut down on the police patrols on my street.) See, the ballot proposal approved last fall by Michigan voters wasn't particularly clear about, well, anything. The Detroit News reports that health and law enforcement officials are sort of... hazy... (RIMSHOT) on the law's implications. Here is what we know:
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