Why Does Sanders Support Foreign Aid to Israel? – Jacob Hornberger

Why should hard-pressed American taxpayers be forced to fund any foreign regime, including the dictatorial ones, like Egypt, which is the second largest recipient of U.S. foreign aid after Israel? Why shouldn’t Americans be free to keep their money and decide for themselves to whom to donate?

Moreover, consider the amount of federal spending and federal debt. The deficit is likely to hit $1 trillion this year. That means the feds are spending $1 trillion more than they are bringing in with taxes. Moreover, the federal debt now exceeds $22 trillion and is climbing. Trump and the Democrats have even struck a deal that lifts the debt ceiling again and are making sure that the issue doesn’t arise again until after the presidential election. Why should there be any foreign aid under these conditions?

How long are the American people going to put up with Republican-Democratic policies that are destroying both their liberty and their economic well-being? I say: Let’s cancel all foreign aid — to the Israeli government, to the Egyptian government, and to everyone else. It is the fiscally response thing to do. It is also the moral thing to do.

Source: Why Does Sanders Support Foreign Aid to Israel? – Jacob Hornberger – Libertarian for President

Let Them Be Peace Officers Again

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Let police officers be peace officers like they were before the War on [some] Drugs.

The Drug War is a deadly and racist fool’s errand of the worst degree.

It puts our law enforcement officers and our communities in unnecessary peril.

It is past time to reform our Jim Crow judicial system…

Decriminalize Nature is Ending Prohibition of Plants & Fungi

If something grows out of the ground, let it grow.

Dozens of localities around the country are following Oakland’s example, forming their own Decriminalize Nature chapters to end prohibition around entheogenic plants and fungi.

In October of 2018, Plazola read Michael Pollan’s How to Change Your Mind and had his first psychedelic experience in 37 years: a “mushroom journey,” as he calls it, that changed everything he thought was right about the work he had done in California to normalize cannabis.

“As I began to emerge from the lobbying world, I asked, ‘where did we go wrong with cannabis?’” Plazola tells DoubleBlind. “That’s when I started asking, ‘Why did we cap possession levels to begin with?’ It was fear. ‘Why did we offer all these complex regulatory frameworks?’ It was fear.”

Together with Larry Norris, co-founder of the non-profit Entheogenic Research Integration and Education (ERIE), they created Decriminalize Nature with a vision for decriminalization that’s as simple as it gets: If something grows out of the ground, let it grow.

“When people go on the record before their elected officials to say ‘I broke the law and it helped heal me’ that’s a different level of investment and commitment in this process.”

 

Source: Decriminalize Nature is Ending Prohibition of Plants & Fungi | DoubleBlind