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Renfroe: Call Out National Guard On Pot Protesters, Confiscate Medical Cards


Nug of the Month: Aug 2008
Greeley Republican state Senator Scott Renfroe told his Senate colleagues Wednesday during debate on medical marijuana regulation that the large April 20 pro-pot rally at the capitol was an "embarrassment" and that Gov. Bill Ritter should have called out the National Guard to break it up and confiscate the medical marijuana cards of participants. Renfroe is known for conservative hyperbole on social issues but the spectacle of a public servant sworn to uphold the law recommending the governor call out troops against peaceful protesters exercising the legal right in the state to smoke marijuana seemed even to take Renfroe's Senate collegaues by surprise. They quickly steered him from his tangent back onto debate of amendments to the bill under discussion.

Apparently Renfroe believed the protesters were making a mockery of the law by smoking marijuana for political and recreational purposes rather than for medicinal purposes. He suspected they were engaging in a massive show of civil disobedience and that suspicion was cause enough in his mind to bring in the National Guard.

A commenter at blogsite ColoradoPols notes that Renfroe's remarks came almost exactly 40 years to the day that the Ohio National Guard, attempting to break up an anti-Vietnam war protest at Kent State University, fired into the crowd of students, killing four, wounding eight and paralyzing one for life. The move turned the protest into a national tragedy that further divided the country along political and generational lines.

NewsHawk: Ganjarden: 420 MAGAZINE
Source: The Colorado Independent
Author: John Tomasic
Contact: The Colorado Independent
Copyright: 2010 The Colorado Independent
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I am a native born Californian.
Age 70 in July
korea/Nam Vet
Truck driver/owner opperator/business man
Casual pot smoker (Medical)
Republican registered for 50 yrs.
Registered Democrat this year.
I always thought people in Goverment were a lot smatter than me.
What happened, where did all the smart people go?
Our president (Obama) is as close a it gets nowdays (Ilike him)
My thoughts are:
1: Get the Republican out of my bedroom.
2: Seperate the Church and Goverment
3: Put the stops on the oil men (Bush's)
4: Get our $$ back form the banks, insurance co. etc
5:Act like caring people.
There it's out of my system.
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