RPI’s Adam Dick joined the Lions of Liberty Podcast on Thursday for a discussion of the drug war and advancing liberty through electoral politics. Dick discusses with host Marc Clair how states and local governments going their own way on marijuana laws are overcoming the United States government’s war on marijuana, as well as some of the incremental steps the US government has taken over the last few years to roll back its drug war. Dick also makes some predictions about the war on a drugs and pitches a new Smokey and the Bandit movie about driving marijuana from Colorado to Texas.
The conversation starts with lessons learned from Dick’s experience in politics, including co-managing Ed Thompson’s 2002 Wisconsin governor campaign and working in Rep. Ron Paul’s US House of Representatives office.
Clair and Dick also address the foreign policy views of Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), who recently lost his primary election while he was US House majority leader, and Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), an RPI Advisory Board member, who won his primary election.
Listen to the interview here:
Read here some of Dick’s articles discussed in the interview:
My Drug War Interview at Universidad Francisco Marroquín from June 23, 2014.
City Voters Legalize Liquor Stores and Marijuana from November 6, 2013.
US House Votes to Respect States’ Medical Marijuana and Hemp Legalization from May 31, 2014.
Associated Press Way Off on Ed Thompson’s 2002 Wisconsin Governor Campaign from June 9, 2014.
Is Ron Paul the San Antonio Spurs of American Politics? from June 16, 2014.
Rep. Walter Jones’ Refreshing Voting Philosophy from May 3, 2014.
Rep. Walter Jones: Stop Wasting American Money and Lives in Afghanistan from November 4, 2013.
Rep. Walter Jones: Congress Should Decide if US Military Stays in Afghanistan from November 21, 2013.
Eric Cantor Evokes George Washington and Founders to Promote His War Agenda from February 19, 2014.
So Long, Rep. Eric Cantor from June 11, 2014.
Reprinted with permission from the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.