Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: Bush, the Dope Head
I think when you are younger, unless you are a hardcore addict of some type, alcohol is the most dangerous drug, because you end up doing things you wouldn't do otherwise when you are sober. For myself, any experimentation with other drugs ended when I quit using alcohol. I suspect Bush may have been much the same - those that knew him then said he was obsessed with being the life of the party. A lot of people go through that stage in life. Ultimately, its what you are about today that counts. I've never seen a lot of usefulness when it comes to bashing people over past drug use. A lot of this is simple payback for what the right put Clinton thru. Perhaps we are finally getting to the point where everyone just gives it a rest. Myself, I never regretted doing it and I never regretted stopping doing it. Such are the stages of modern life.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address