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Newt Gingrich 12 August 2011 Des Moines, Iowa

Newt Gingrich on August 12, 2011 at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, ahead of the Ames Straw Poll. See image info and largest size.

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Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from January 4, 1995 to January 3, 1999.

1995 death penalty bill for importing 2 ounces of cannabis Edit

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Newt Gingrich, West Georgia College professor

Newt Gingrich, 1970 ?. Image info. Largest size.

Mike Myers as Austin Powers

Mike Myers as Austin Powers.

Newt Gingrich (see his Wikipedia article) proposed a bill in 1995 to give the death penalty for importing 2 ounces of cannabis. He introduced it in 1996 as H.R. 4170 (Drug Importer Death Penalty Act of 1996) to the House of Representatives.

Photo to the top right: Newt Gingrich at West Georgia College (which later became the University of West Georgia). According to his Wikipedia article Gingrich was professor there from 1970 to 1978. He left when he was denied tenure. The image source says: "That's not Austin Powers dressed for a job interview... it is Newt Gingrich as a young professor at the University of Georgia." Lol. A comment says: "Short sleeved shirt (?) and a suit : not a good look....."

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Medical marijuana and the drug warEdit

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Newt Gingrich on the Issues:

  • Increase penalties for illegal drugs. (Nov 1998).
  • 3-strike laws are constitutional; enforce courts compliance. (Oct 2005).
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994).

Gingrich Calls Medical Marijuana A 'Joke' Edit

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Newt and 1998 Million Marijuana March Edit

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See: 1998 Million Marijuana March.
See also: Drug war charts.
New York City 1998 MMM

Million Marijuana March, now known as Global Marijuana March and Worldwide Marijuana March, was the Fifth Avenue Pot Parade expanded worldwide by Dana Beal and Cures-Not-Wars. May 2, 1998 was "Phase 1" with no other known cities (yet) except New York City. See image info and larger version.

Gary Johnson rips Newt Gingrich about marijuana death penalty idea Edit

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Gary Johnson rips Newt Gingrich about Marijuana Death Penalty Idea.

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Gatewood Galbraith on Newt Gingrich Edit

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Gatewood Galbraith. January 23, 1947 – January 4, 2012. See more about Gatewood here.

He reserved special ire for Republicans, most recently calling former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell "aliens, not conservatives. They never met a bloated police state they didn't like."
- "Iconic Kentucky political figure Gatewood Galbraith dead at 64." Jan 5, 2012 article in Lexington Herald-Leader.
Gatewood Galbraith in cannabis garden

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Gatewood Galbraith (younger)

A younger Gatewood Galbraith. Enlarge image.


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USA and territories. 2,424,279 inmates in 2008. ...
In 2008 with less than 5% of world population the USA had over 2.4 million of 9.8 million world prisoners (b). See latest numbers and World Prison Population List. The majority of inmates in the USA are in due to the drug war. The number of inmates in the USA has increased almost 5 times over since 1980. It peaked in 2008.
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From U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. See template. See source info.

"Welcome to America, home to 5% of the world's people & 25% of the world's prisoners."
USA. 25% of world's prisoners 4

Most are incarcerated due to the drug war. See: image info, larger banner. See: Number incarcerated in the USA peaked in 2008.

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Cannabis is safer Edit

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See longer article: Cannabis is safer.

Mitt Romney in July 2012 in New Hampshire 2

  • Obama on marijuana legalization. [7]. "My suspicion is that you’re gonna see other states start looking at this". The Washington Post. Jan. 22, 2015. Obama also said: "Last year you had the first time in 40 years where the crime rate and the incarceration rate went down at the same time."
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Obama helping turn around the Reagan-Bush War on Pot, mandatory minimums, and mass incarceration.

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