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Why Gary Johnson Won't Shut Up About Marijuana

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Catching up with Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson, who's made marijuana legalization a centerpiece of his 2012 presidential campaign...

     I honestly hope Americans don't begin to identify Libertarians as the stone table candidates. I believe that one of the few, but valid, reasons why marijuana is not legal is due to the fact that it would be very difficult to place taxes on. Should the American government find a way, however, the legal marijuana business could produce lots of revenue in tax dollars. I don't see why Johnson won't shine an economical light on pot smoking. It could save him a lot of judgement. To make this one's main focus of the campaign is a little foolish. If he were to make the economy his main focus, with marijuana legalization as a suggestion for increasing tax revenue, it might have made the cut with other parties. 

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African-American Christians Waver Over Vote

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Some black clergy see no good presidential choice between a Mormon candidate and one who supports gay marriage, so they are telling their flocks to stay home on Election Day.

 

  I don't find it all that surprising that many have decided to stay home on election day. It's not necessarily an unreasonable concept either. It can also be considered a right to decide not to participate in an election, saying that choosing the lesser of two evils in this race may not be possible for them, which is a common problem among all Americans.

   What surprises me is the weight Romney suposedly carries by having grown up in  Mormon family. He never says formally in his speeches that he is Mormon, just that he was raises as one. Knowing that most Americans lack carification as to exaclt what Mormons believe in, I would find it difficult to reassess Romney as a cadidate, whereas same sex marriage is an easier concept to understand and take a stand on. 

  In general, I don't believe choosing to stay home on election day has to be considered wasteful. Investing in the idea that one does not avor either cadidate is as noble of an idea as any. Obama's decision to support same sex marriage changes what many believed to be his desired course of action for America. Romney's Mormon affiliation simply makes his personality increasingly confusing. 

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The Creepiness Factor: How Obama and Romney Are Getting to Know You

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The presidential campaigns have the technology to know more about voters than any other bids in history.

    I feel this topic in more radically interesting than creepy. Because of similar cookies and advertisements, I've found websites more suited to my interests. Although it may be a little too close for comfort that a campaigns may know my love for crafting jewelry and mixing hair dye with watercolor, the usefulness of some of the websites and the revolutionary data collecting idea almost overshadows the creepiness factor. I do think there are far too many drinkers of 7up who are republican for this data to truely be representative yet. And there should be a line drawn for our privacy's sake. When fishing goes as far as facebook profiles and emails, campaigns have gone too far.

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