He has pitched the idea to Republican senators that "if you want to change your image, you should support hate-crimes legislation." He thinks such legislation is "an opportunity for the Administration to pick up and expand the Republican Party base." And he thinks the GOP can "accommodate the gay community in committed relationships without harming marriage." Same message, new language: vote-getting image rather than substance, a strategy to expand the voting base, and grudging
"accommodation" of gays, who are nonetheless viewed as somehow a danger to marriage.
Kleiman would have both substances subjected to a roughly equal degree of control under a system of "grudging toleration" made up of "discriminatory taxation, a conditional and revocable license for personal use, vigorous enforcement of bans on sale to minors, limitations on marketing, negative advertising, and so on." Cocaine and heroin would stay outlawed, perhaps to be joined by cigarettes.
If grudging tolerance is such a good idea for marijuana, why not the same for harder drugs?
In the spirit of the Bard's grudging
acknowledgement, we take notice of an article in the March/April issue of The Humanist entitled, "What Bush Didn't Want You to Know About Iraq."
She earns first the Marquis's grudging
respect, then admiration and finally his love.