On legalization of marijuana:

“There is not, and has never been, a reason for cannabis or hemp to be illegal. Wake up, people.”

On Chuck Pinkey’s column:

“Columnist Chuck Pinkey claimed President Johnson was one of the great racists of the 20th century. President Johnson’s “Great Society” was a set of domestic programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, that he signed into law between 1964 and 1968. His goal was to eliminate poverty and racial injustice. LBJ predicted that the Civil Rights Act would result in Democrats losing Southern voters, but signed the bill. Following the Civil War, confederates voted Democratic because Lincoln had defeated them. Just as LBJ had predicted, South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond got racist Southerners to vote Republican. The 1964 Civil Rights Act is considered the nation’s most important civil rights legislation since Reconstruction (1865-1877). It prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. LBJ also signed into law the Voting Rights Act, and in 1968 the Fair Housing Act. Thereby, outlawing major forms of discrimination against African-Americans.”

On the New Green Deal and Gov. Cuomo:

“‘Abolish fossil fuels, free housing, free healthy food, free money for those unwilling to work, free education for life, abolish air travel, rebuild/upgrade existing buildings.’ Socialism is taking money from the people who work and give it to the people who don’t work. Margaret Thatcher had it right. Socialism is great, as long as the people who work don’t run out of money. Everything that comes to my mind about the Green New Deal is the crazy Professor Irwin Corey — he talked and said nothing that makes sense. And about Andrew Cuomo and pro-abortion, he reminds me of Crazy Guggenheim, the bartender with Jackie Gleason’s TV show. You guessed it. I’m an old-timer.”

On gun law expansion in New York:

“Clearly, Cuomo fears his neighbors and even other citizens who are armed. So every time you vote, think about this. Those who carry out mass murders fear armed citizens and it’s precisely why governments always disarm the governed before they purge the disobedient. Taken together, all the mass shooting deaths from nuts, felons, terrorists and illegal aliens, throughout history for the entire planet, is infinitesimal compared to the total number of civilian citizens murdered by governments. It’s the reason for our Second Amendment and throughout human history, it has been a very bad idea to allow any government to disarm its people. And think about the consequences of not voting.”

On a guest commentary on the Green New Deal:

“I read this and I am seriously concerned about the author. I don’t know whether he is attempting to rewrite history, or if he actually believes what he is saying. Either is unacceptable. I wonder if he keeps his doors in his home locked. If he does, doesn’t he realize that locks can be circumvented and that they don’t keep people out? It’s like a wall along the border. People will find their way in. The only thing a lock might do is delay a criminal long enough that law enforcement officials have time to arrive and arrest the person attempting to break in or allow the homeowner time enough to arm themselves for self-defense. It’s the same with a border wall. I support green energy, if it’s truly green. However, so much of it isn’t.”

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