Marijuana Likely to Be Legalized; Safe Vote for Both House and Senate With Veto Likely

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

The House Judiciary Committee just gave the go-ahead for a bill to go to the full House for a vote on legalizing marijuana in all 50 states. The only two things stopping fully legal pot is the Senate that is narrowly controlled by Republicans or a veto from President Trump.

Discussing this topic in terms of health, moral, and practical application is Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt, who voted NO on Pot Bills while a Colorado state representative.  

Q: Who was behind this landmark pro-Marijuana vote?

A: Congressman Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat from New York, who chairs the committee and was able to get 50 co-sponsors for the bill.

Q: What makes this bill likely to pass the House?

A: As we know the House is controlled by Democrats, mostly liberal, and pro-pot. And with that many co-sponsors and other supporters, it’s virtually guaranteed to pass the House.

Q: Morally, what problems do you have with legalized marijuana?

A: While pure CBD without THC has healing properties, I’m against any substance that gets you drunk or high because the bible says to be sober and not to have an impaired mind in order to execute good judgement. Marijuana contains THC which causes errors in judgment, as well as killing ambition. Even supporters of pot understand the term apathy and how it is associated with long term marijuana use. Biblically we are supposed to be industrious, not lazy. And while it may sound trite, if anyone needs to get high, they should get high from intimate fellowship with their Creator.

Q: What practical reasons do you have for opposing legalization of weed?

A: Let’s look at the law of unintended consequences. Since the legalization of marijuana in my home state of Colorado, there have been numerous reports of kids being hospitalized for eating marijuana cookies, candy, etc.

Q: Other than accidental ingestion, what is wrong with intentional use, especially if taken in moderation?

 A: Marijuana is not just a gateway drug; it is a drug. Teenagers who use marijuana are risking hampering the normal process of healthy brain development. Studies show that teen brains are still in formation until age 26.

Q: Where may we get more information on issues of our day from your moral perspective?

A: At http://PrayInJesusName.org

Reference article: House Judiciary Committee approves landmark marijuana legalization bill https://thehill.com/homenews/house/471306-house-judiciary-committee-approves-landmark-marijuana-legalization-bill

 

 About Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt:

Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt is a former Colorado State Representative, a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate in Political Science, and the man who made national headlines while as a Navy Chaplain for refusing to stop praying “in Jesus’ name,” leading to his being forced out of the U.S. Navy. An ordained Pentecostal minister, ‘Chaps’ earned his PhD in Theology from Regent University.

Haute Tease

  • World News: Brazil’s Bad Student

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The reduction of subsidies allocated to Brazilian universities by Jair Bolsonaro confirms the influence of a man on a country brutalized by methods that aim to stifle any hotbed of protest. Should we expect it?

     
  • Gordon Ramsay Steak Las Vegas Review - A Cut Above

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Vegas restaurateurs take note: There's a new game in town that has single-handedly elevated the fine steakhouse experience to another level. This is in the form of Gordon Ramsay Steak, which opened in May 2012 aptly at Paris Las Vegas. 

     
  • Los Feliz Property of Drake Bell Hits The Market

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Los Feliz home of actor and singer Drake Bell, better known for his recent gigs in "Superhero Movie" and "The Ultimate Spider Man," who lost the property during bankruptcy proceedings, has hit the market at just over 1.5million.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama/Dems in Philly; DNC Chair Out; PM Slows Brexit; Munich/Kabul; IOC/Russia; Garry Marshall

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama and the stars of the Democratic Party head to Philadelphia to outline the platform for the nation during the three-day convention that concludes with the official awarding of the delegates nominating Hillary Rodham Clinton as the Democratic Presidential Candidate.

     
  • Smart Home Gift Guide: Perfect Gifts For The Contemporary Home

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Looking for the perfect gift to enhance any home’s value, be the envy of every guest and neighbor, and add days and years of pleasure, be handy for apartment dwellers and home owners, be smart and environmental friendly?

     
  • Health News: Benefits of Man’s Best Friend

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    For thousands of years dogs have been domesticated and bred to have qualities humans deemed suitable–a literal transformation from wild animal to man's best friend. They are our companions, friends, family, and service dogs.

     
  • Luxe Home Swap Review - Stylish Home Exchange Vacations

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Imagine holidaying in a luxurious Tuscan villa, Parisian loft or Hawaiian beach retreat - all for less than a night in a hotel.  Well, imagine no more and vacation wherever and whenever you like through Luxe Home Swap, the world’s leading site for stylish home exchange vacations.

     
  • Hand of God Wines Review – A Delicious Rapture of Flavor

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    With a name like Hand of God Wines there is little room for error and when an inviting sampler of its newest vintages showed up the expectation for a delightful, rapturous, cloud nine of flavor experience was high.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Saudi Sanctions; Khashoggi Ambushed; Brexit Redux; China Builds A Bridge; Crimea Erupts; Paul Allen

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Donald Trump, since the news Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had Washington Post journalist Jamel Khashoggi murdered, has skirted a hardline position reserving his usual assertive and uncompromising stance for mild rebukes while the world demands justice.

     
  • The Favourite – A Devilishly Dark Comedic Drama

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Favourite, from 20th Century Fox, presents the story of 18th Century England, when war and excess raged, and ambitions from the women left to advise and serve the Queen drove them to scandalous and naughty ways.

     
  • Dandelion Dreams Total Sleep Mask System Review - Sweet Road Trip Dreams

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    As a mom of two little rambunctious, high-energy boys, I value my sleep…tremendously. So when I was sent The Total Sleep Mask System by Dandelion Dreams, Inc., I couldn't have been more excited…excited to head to dreamland! Uninterrupted sleep? Sign this mama up.

     
  • Dr. Christopher Calapai Offers Pre-Drinking Prep and Holiday Hangover Tips

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Ouch! The headaches of Holiday Cheer. As we enter the intense season for over-indulgence. Free flowing holiday parties, open bars, celebrations galore, Dr. Christopher Calapai offers a few tips for the room spinning, did I really do that, hangover.

     
  • Op/Ed: The Courage to Trust Medical Care to Patients and Physicians

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The days of trusting legislators to focus on a constituencies best interests are in the rear view as the main interest is parroting the necessary buzzwords for election and then consumed with banking lobbying money.

     
  • Business/Finance: CNBC Exclusive: CNBC’s David Faber Speaks with Quibi CEO Meg Whitman (Transcripts)

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” and CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” are Live from the 2019 Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles, CA. The following are the unofficial transcripts of CNBC Exclusive interviews conducted by CNBC’s David Faber.

     
  • SF Arts: San Francisco Stern Grove Outdoor Music Festival Prepares for 2019 Season

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    It's San Francisco's original outdoor admission-free music festival, a daylong party featuring the quintessential music experience: nature, food, joy and community. The 2019 Stern Grove Festival runs June 16 through August 18. The line-up will be announced April 4 at sterngrove.org