VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul decried the "war on drugs" Thursday night, telling supporters in Washington state that people should be able to make their own decisions on such matters.
Voters in Washington are likely to decide this year whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana
"If we are allowed to deal with our eternity and all that we believe in spiritually, and if we're allowed to read any book that we want under freedom of speech, why is it we can't put into our body whatever we want?" Paul told more than 1,000 people at a rally in Vancouver, a suburb of Portland, Ore.
Paul did not mention his rivals for the Republican nomination but criticized President Barack Obama for killing American citizens with suspected terrorist ties and for expanding federal regulations.
The Texas congressman said he wasn't sure if he'd win the GOP nomination and tries not to predict the future but added that he's encouraged by the enthusiasm of his supporters.
"People who are strong believers in issues and ideas and principals, they do lead the way," he said.
YOU PUT YOUR SHOULDER TO THE WHEEL
YOU PUT YOUR EYE TO THE MARK
YOU PUT YOUR BACK IN TO IT
YOU DIP YOUR TOE IN THE WATER
YOU PUT YOUR FINGER ON THE SPOT
YOU PUT YOUR EAR TO THE GROUND
YOU POKE YOUR TONGUE OUT
(now try driving)
Many years ago-head and heart had an argument
as to which was to be master.Both threatened to go on strike
if no one listened(so ear listened).They pointed out logical arguments
(so eye watched)Each spoke through the same mouth
When it came to a vote,every organ threatened to walk out
if they were not respected for their role in the body.
That is why so many people walk today-
we need all of all of us for any of this to make sense...