Later On

A blog written for those whose interests more or less match mine.

Election over

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On the whole, it went well from my view, but I notice that none of the results I favored received a unanimous vote, so I assume that some are disappointed by the results (e.g., Donald Trump, who immediately called for a revolution, but of course he seems to be totally unhinged these days).

The initiatives in California seemed to go the way I would have them, and I note that marijuana is now legalized in Colorado and Washington, to be sold through state stores, thus garnering additional revenue for the state while cutting out the illegal cartels. In addition, Colorado allows individuals to cultivate as many as six marijuana plants. It will be interesting to see how that plays out—Holder and Obama perhaps will switch back again to their original positions.

I’m very pleased to see Todd Aikin defeated and Elizabeth Warren victorious, which of course reveals my political position. And I’m totally delighted that Maryland and Maine had the good sense to pass marriage equality. As you probably know, I’m totally unmoved by arguments based on “traditional” marriage, because what is “traditional” changes constantly. King David, for example, observed “traditional” marriage by having seven wives. Traditions evolve as understanding improves.

I’m now wondering whether the new Senate will end the filibuster. I would say that it’s time to stop allowing 41 votes to stall action on every measure.

Written by LeisureGuy

7 November 2012 at 10:01 am

Posted in Daily life, Election

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  1. I wonder whether more states will legalize marijuana or if the feds will be the next to move on it.

    scott

    7 November 2012 at 10:19 am

  2. By the time the Feds ended the prohibition of alcohol, at least nine states had already legalized it. See this interesting history of the end of Prohibition.

    LeisureGuy

    7 November 2012 at 10:24 am


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