Subject: Responding to your message
Date: Friday, March 27, 2009, 9:45 AM
Dear Mr. Carrone,
Thank you for contacting me in support of legalizing personal marijuana use. I appreciate hearing from you on this issue.
As you know, legislation has been introduced in Congress that would remove federal criminal penalties for personal marijuana use. The Act to Remove Federal Penalties for the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults would prohibit any federal criminal penalties for the possession of 100 grams or less of marijuana for personal use.
While marijuana use may not cause the same destructive addictiveness of "hard" drugs like cocaine or heroin, I do not support legalizing the personal use of marijuana. I am concerned that legalizing the personal use of marijuana would send the wrong message to young people and could lead to increased use of other drugs and more drug addiction.
Though we disagree on this issue, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future about any issue important to you.
Senator David Vitter
United States Senator
Like cigarettes and alcohol is not the wrong message to young people? More deaths occur from those two substances than any illegal drug.
I also feel that recent violence on the border is proof that the war on drugs is a complete failure. Legalizing for personal use for adults would cut down some of that border violence.
For one, the cartels will not be sending marijuana because the best marijuana is grown domestically.
For two, some adults who use "harder" drugs may not and just smoke marijuana. Which would cut the demand for harder drugs.
America is the biggest consumer of drugs in the world. It is 40 billion dollars a year that goes to Mexico that could be in our economy. How are you planning to cut the demand for drugs from Americans? Build more prisons? That says the people are at fault for wanting to get high. If you go after the cartels, it will most prob be a war as big as Iraq.
All I am saying is that as an intelligent human being, you must set aside your personal "moral values" and see the bigger picture. Your morals is not helping this nation. Plus you have no right to mention morals since you were committing adultery. What kind of "message" is that to send our children? It is ok to hire a prostitute to cheat on your wife then accept no responsibility for such an act?
Create, Experience and Love,
Dan the Man