"Brett Barrouquere, Associated Press
This undated photo released by the U.S. Marshal's Office shows John Robert Boone, wanted by federal authorities in Kentucky for growing more than 2,400 marijuana plants on his central Kentucky farm. With authorities closing in on Boone's marijuana farm two years ago, the legendary Kentucky outlaw vanished like a puff of smoke. The prolific grower has been dodging the law ever since, his folk-hero status growing with every sale of a "Run, Johnny, Run" T-shirt and click on his Facebook fan page. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshal's Office)
SPRINGFIELD With authorities closing in to seize 2,400 marijuana plants on John Robert Boone's farm two years ago, the legendary Kentucky outlaw vanished like a puff of smoke. The prolific grower has been dodging the law ever since, his folk-hero status growing with every sale of a "Run, Johnny, Run" T-shirt and click on his Facebook fan page."
http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2010/11/2 … giant-raid
seems he has become a local hero of some sort
Well, gee, I reckon the "law" would more fervent in searchin' for him if there weren't all those liberals in California and elsewhere advocating for legalizing marijuana.
I think he's just as much of a hero as the average liberal "freedom-fighter", which of course is not a hero at all really.
And hey, do you expect them to shut his site down anytime soon, since they allowed that spy Assange to openly divulge National secrets on his website for over 6 years?
I'm not for this type of thing at all. Just saying the laws of justice and right and wrong are becoming so screwed-up that it's pitiful all around. For years, people in different States have been glorifying criminals, and so many law enforcement officals are corrupt, the cops might've confiscated the marijuana plants to smoke or sell themselves and hidden John Boone somewhere in the hills.
How do you reconcile your anti-legalization stance with your smaller government, anti-nanny state stance? It seems like they conflict. Also, do you support the criminalization of alcohol and tobacco?
As for Assange, he was divulging secrets of a foreign nation (he's Australian). Sources from within the United States military and government provided him with information, and he published it. He didn't commit treason, as Sarah Palin asserted, because he's not an American citizen. He didn't even sell the information to an enemy of the United States, he just reported it. How is this different from the reporting of the Pentagon Papers back in the 1970's, which U.S. courts ruled was legal?
Criminalization of alcohol, maybe. Alcohol is a mind-altering drug. Tobacco is not.
The best I can say (since I like to get down to the nitty-gritty without going into some hard-to-read legal rant) is simply this----common sense! People used to act upon (and make laws based upon) common sense! There are concepts that should never even be placed into the public arena of possibilities. If we don't LISTEN to the crap that's being proposed (like legalizing pot, legalizing perversion, letting terrorist suspects have the right to representation like American citizens have), etc., we won't put ourselves in the situation of having to discuss things that should never be discussed.
I think America's going crazy, actually. Being driven nuts by the madness of the whiners on the Left who don't let up day and night.
And we're letting outsiders like Assange INFLUENCE our American policy! Unconscienable! Unsustainable! Americans will be a nation of babbling fools if we keep on letting outsiders and Leftsiders make policy.
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