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Study Makes New Correlation Between Legal Cannabis and Border Security

Now, what if we legalize pot and use the tax revenue to build the wall?

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As the world’s socio-economic experts have long agreed:  The time and the place for cannabis legalization is fast approaching.

Not only are we, as Americans, growing culturally indifferent to the plant’s use as a society, but this has allowed for science to truly shine.  Researchers have been able to create any number of medicinal compounds with the plant, with the benefits outweighing the potentials problems by a long shot.

Now, as we are able to get a hardy grasp on the issues facing our national security, particularly as it pertains to our southern border, number crunchers have begun to realize something incredible; legalizing marijuana has benefits for border security as well.

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“State-level marijuana legalization has significantly undercut marijuana smuggling,” David Bier, an immigration policy analyst at Cato, wrote in the paper, published last week. “Based on Border Patrol seizures, smuggling has fallen 78 percent over just a five-year period. Because marijuana was the primary drug smuggled between ports of entry, where Border Patrol surveils, the value of the agency’s seizures overall — on a per-agent basis — has declined 70 percent.”

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Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize cannabis in 2012, with legal sales starting in 2014, and more states have gotten on board each election cycle since. There are now ten states that have ended marijuana prohibition, with several more expected to do so in 2019 and 2020.

The idea of national legalization has been suddenly popular among lawmakers as well.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) picked up on the idea in a congressional hearing last week, urging Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen to acknowledge that ending federal marijuana prohibition would make her and her agents’ jobs easier.

“Some think that state-based marijuana is a gateway drug and makes people want illicit products more,” he said, “but the people who’ve looked at your agency—and you’ve got this very difficult job—are saying that if states have the ability to innovate and make legal, high-quality medical cannabis available to people, then we’re not going to have as difficult a job for you and your border patrol agents and for the people who live across our border.”

And while this next bit may be a bit on the nose, the massive tax revenue that federally legal marijuana sales would generate would easily surpass $5 billion in a just a few years, fulling funding the proposed border wall that has our government currently shut down.

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Second Amendment Activist Claims Kamala Harris Hiding Her Gun Confiscation Plans With ‘Fancy Words’

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According to Second Amendment activist Colion Noir, Joe Biden’s vice presidential running mate, Kamala Harris is crouching her true intent to confiscate firearms behind language such as “mandatory buyback,” a policy that she catches a lot of flak for, especially from those on the right politically speaking. Noir recently made an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program where he showcased past statements made by Harris that proves she’s not anti-gun, but wants the guns in the hands of government officials and not ordinary citizens as the Second Amendment states. Here’s more on this from Fox News: In September 2019, while she was still running for president, Harris told NBC’s “The Tonight Show” that she supports a “mandatory buyback” of high-caliber, semi-automatic firearms that are often dubbed “assault weapons.” “I do believe we need to do buybacks and I’ll tell you why,” she told host Jimmy Fallon. “They are weapons of war was no place on the streets of a civil society.” “[Harris] can use whatever pretty fancy words and euphemisms she wants to use,” Noir said, “but what she’s talking about is literally taking people’s guns and I think people really need to grasp that.” Carlson commented on the irony of how Harris wants to force Americans to surrender their firearms, a goal that could only be obtained if government officials did so while armed with guns. “She is not inherently anti-gun,” Noir said. “She has anti-gun for you and me. But when it comes to her having guns or whoever she has enforcing her law, she doesn’t have a problem with that.” If Harris starts down the path of taking away “assault weapons” like the AR-15, she’s only a hop, skip, and a jump from taking away handguns, especially since the vast majority of gun crime in the…

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President Trump Says He’d ‘Go In And Do A Number On Middle East Countries Persecuting Christians’

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President Trump recently said that he would “do a number” on countries located in the Middle East that are persecuting Christians if he could find solid proof and evidence that sort of thing was happening. Christians in that part of the world are heavily persecuted, mostly by radical Muslim government regimes and terrorist groups, for daring to stand up boldly for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner: “If you look at the way Christians have been treated in some countries, it’s beyond disgraceful,” Trump said Thursday during a news conference at the White House. “If I had information and if I had absolute proof — some of the stories that we’ve heard, which are not easy, which is not easy to get — I would go in and do a number to those countries like you wouldn’t believe. He added, “What they do to Christians in the Middle East — it’s disgraceful.” Trump made the comment while discussing the nascent “Abraham Accord” treaty to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. This is not only going to be a big help to Christians in that area of the world, but it will also help Israel as well. For many, many years, the Jewish Nation has been surrounded by countries who do not recognize it’s legitimate right to exist. Striking this deal is a first step in changing that way of thinking in that part of the world. It’s something a lot of folks probably never dreamed possible before. Christians are told in the Bible to expect persecutions and to rejoice in suffering for the cause of Christ. However, that doesn’t mean we should allow persecution to continue on as if it’s a good thing. It’s not. If we have an opportunity…

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