Stumbling Down the Slippery Slope: First Legalized Weed Then Prescription Smack?


In December I had a great discussion with my friend Mary Grabar about marijuana legalization, the role of government, and the counterculture. The debate, collected and republished at FrontPage, can be read here and here.
One of NRB’s friends, Donald Douglas who blogs at American Power, took note of the debate at the time and cautiously [...]

Jon Rowe Gives Insight on the Founders in Grabar vs Swindle Marijuana Debate


My friend Jon Rowe, a libertarian blogger and college professor, has written a thoughtful post responding to my debate with Mary Grabar on marijuana legalization, conservatism, and the counterculture.
Over the years I’ve found Jon’s blogging on the founding to be tremendously erudite and engaging. If you haven’t been following his writing then you really should.
Here’s [...]

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The Marijuana and Conservatism Debate, Part 2: Counterculture – by FrontPagemag.com


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Are the Left and the Counterculture Synonymous?

Yes, Calvin, Conservatism Shouldn’t Abandon Cultural Issues, It Should Just Be Smart about Pursuing Them


In reaction to my ongoing dialogue with Mary Grabar regarding drug legalization, conservatism and the counterculture, my NewsReal colleague Calvin Freiburger responded fairly to a poorly-worded statement of mine. Calvin highlighted these closing remarks for criticism:
A conservatism that can win is one which understands itself and defines itself as a political movement, not a cultural [...]

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Why Would Conservatives Want to Give the Left the Counterculture as a Recruitment Tool?


Read Mary Grabar’s and David Swindle’s debate on marijuana, conservatism, and counterculture here.
The difference of understandings between Mary Grabar and myself could not be more clear by her most recent response. The root of our disagreement is not on marijuana itself but on our different understandings of the nature of the Left.
Observe:
But the counterculturalists [...]

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The Countculturalists and Gitmo North


Editor’s note: Click here for a collection of the previous exchanges between Pajamas Media’s Mary Grabar and NewsReal’s David Swindle in this dialogue regarding marijuana legalization, conservatism, and the counterculture.
David, thank you for letting me reply once more.
You’re right:
“It’s not pot-smoking counterculturalists that are sending Guantanamo detainees to Illinois.”
But the [...]

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Grabar Vs Swindle on Weed and Conservatism at FrontPage


For those of you who may have missed it yesterday my debate with Mary Grabar about marijuana and conservatism is collected in its entirety at FrontPage here.

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Frum Vs. Horowitz Continues At FrontPage!
Grabar: Conservatives, End the Apology Tour

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Are we Fighting the Left or the Counterculture? Because They are Not the Same Thing


Read Mary Grabar’s original Pajamas Media article here.
Read David Swindle’s NewsReal rebuttal here.
Read Mary Grabar’s NewsReal response here.

Mary Grabar’s response in our debate about drug criminalization has clarified her opposition to marijuana legalization in an important way. She concluded her essay with these words:
As I see it, this debate really is about more than [...]

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Marijuana, Conservatism, and the Culture Wars


Read Mary Grabar’s original Pajamas Media article here.
Read David Swindle’s NewsReal rebuttal here.

I will respond to your post, David, because it, like many of the posts in response to my column points to a very important divide in the conservative/libertarian movement.  Thank you for the opportunity.
Your post also points to a [...]

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