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Gingrich ‘Proposed the Death Penalty for Marijuana’

Over the weekend, struggling Republican presidential candidate Gary
Johnson reminded MSNBC viewers that GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich had
once to called to punish some drug offenders with death.
“Newt Gingrich, in 1997, proposed the death penalty for marijuana —
for possession of marijuana above a certain quantity of marijuana,”
Johnson explained. “And yet, he is among 100 million Americans who’ve
smoked marijuana.”
“I would love to have a discussion with him on the fact that he
smoked pot, and under the wrong set of circumstance he proposed the
death penalty for, potentially, something that he had committed. I have
troubles with that,” he added.Johnson, a former New Mexico governor who has advocated for marijuana
legalization since 1999, is at least partially correct about Gingrich’s
position.
As Speaker of the House, Gingrich introduced the “Drug Importer Death Penalty Act of 1996.”


The bill would have required a “sentence of death for certain
importations of significant quantities of controlled substances.” It
would have applied to anyone convicted more than once of carrying 100
doses — or about two ounces — or marijuana across the border. Defendants would have had a window of 18 months to file their one and only appeal.
“If you import a commercial quantity of illegal drugs, it is because
you have made the personal decision that you are prepared to get rich by
destroying our children,” the Georgia Republican said at a fundraiser for Rep. Charlie Norwood (R-GA) in 1995. “I have made the decision that I love our children enough that we will kill you if you do this.”
“The first time we execute 27 or 30 or 35 people at one time, and
they go around Colombia and France and Thailand and Mexico, and they
say, ‘Hi, would you like to carry some drugs into the U.S.?’ the price
of carrying drugs will have gone up dramatically.”
U.S. law already allows the death penalty in the cases of large-scale drug operations — or continuing criminal enterprises — that result in murder.

Gingrich charged in 1994
that 25 percent of President Bill Clinton’s White House staff used
drugs, but at the same time admitted that he had also smoked pot 25
years earlier.
“That was a sign we were alive and in graduate school in that era,” he explained.


“See, when I smoked pot it was illegal, but not immoral,” Gingrich reportedly told Wall Street Journal
reporter Hilary Stout in 1996. “Now, it is illegal AND immoral. The law
didn’t change, only the morality… That’s why you get to go to jail and I
don’t.”


Added: Dec-14-2011 Occurred On: Dec-14-2011
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  • I hope when newt dies he is in a shitload of pain.

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    • @XjamesX and his wife is banging her boyfriend while he's in the hospital dying....just like he did to his first wife. Newt is a true pillar of traditional Conservative family values.

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  • Fuck this shit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    RON PAUL 2012 !

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  • Fuck this scrotum-faced piece of shit.

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  • Fuck this piece of shit hypocrite. The fact that he is the front runner for the Republican Presedential nomination says a lot about the mindset of your average republican.

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  • And this guy's a front-runner...

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    • @hellgremlin

      First thing is you gotta stop listening to what the media is telling you. There is no such thing as a frontrunner until election day. Everything else is just propaganda trying to subtley sway your opinion

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  • guess what .... i smoke to that .... fuck him

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  • He's a maniac. He is prepared to kill people because they provide a product he thinks is immoral NOW but not when he did it! He also has some strange complex in which he thinks he is the father of all the children in the country, and he does not differentiate between selling heroin to children and selling marijuana to adults. He is not mentally stable. This is exactly why a government is the most dangerous thing in a country, unless it it an impotent government.

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  • It's not surprising, coming from an lifelong alcoholic like Newt.

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  • Newt has pleaded for leniency regarding those found guilty of ethical violations and white collar crimes...as in Jack Abramoff

    Steal life savings from someone or defraud an organization...18 months in Fed Country Club.

    Death penalty for marijuana...a man of the people

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  • Damn, he lost the stoner vote

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  • Gingrich is a bad pick. From a purely who will win perspective, politics aside.

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  • what a fuckin moron

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  • Between dismantling child labor laws and executing people who smoke pot, Gingrich's vision for the country seems more and more like a Right Wing dream come true.

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    • @picklethepug He never proposed executing people for smoking pot. See how pathetic and ignorant you are?

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    • @ST0N3PONY But nothing to say on the Child Labor issue, eh? Crawl back in your stupid hole, dumbshit. Defend him all you want, but Newt is a loose cannon hypocrite who could never win a national election.

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    • @picklethepug Says the lying idiot who can't make an argument that adheres to reality. I'm sure you remark about child-labor is as credible as any of the rest of your constant stream of pathetic lies and bullshit. You're a proven liar. That's all. You're just too pathetic to care.

      And, obviously you don't know what the word hypocrite means, which just backs up what I suspect... That you're clinically retarded. He's talking about people who get caught smuggling large shipments of drugs, not peop More..

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    • @ST0N3PONY Lying idiot? yes you are. H.R. 4170: Drug Importer Death Penalty Act of 1996. Executions for people with 2oz of marijuana. 1 plant used for cancer would get you the death penalty under gingrich's plan.

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    • @circularlife Thanks for sharing moron. Maybe you should learn to retard before opening your stupid mouth eh?

      Get a dictionary and look up the word importer. And then if you still think importer means "somebody who smokes marijuana", then you should probably just kill yourself. IMO.

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  • Gangrene2012

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  • Kill everybody.

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  • "The Drug Importer Death Penalty Act of 1996.

    The bill would have required a “sentence of death for certain
    importations of significant quantities of controlled substances.” It
    would have applied to anyone convicted more than once of carrying 100
    doses — or about two ounces — or marijuana across the border"

    LOL! This guy is something else, did he really want this or was this some kind of political posturing? I can't believe he was serious about killing anyone caught with 2 More..

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  • I bet that's a little harsher than the penalty he wants for adultery

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  • LOL at Fruit Greensandwich

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  • "Legalize it, yeah, yay-ah, and I will advertise it..."

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  • run if you want , nowhere to run .
    fema camps everywhere , waiting just for you .
    run simple search for ' fema camps'
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3zSDdm-SHI

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  • See how pathetic liberals are? See the length they have to go to? He never proposed the death penalty for drug use. The author is a pathetic liar, so is the uploader.

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    • @ST0N3PONY

      OHhh right he never said people that use cannabis should be killed, just the people unfortunate enough to get caught possessing it. Yeah that's a big difference there chief. You can spin it anyway you want but Newt is for killing people for using/possessing a plant. Don't see RP, Romney, or even Obama talking like that do you?

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    • @Blklight Like I said, you're pathetic. It's sad that pathetic liberals can't win on message, can't win based on the merit of your childish emotional ideas, so you have to lie.

      Advocating the death penalty for drug smugglers caught with huge loads of drugs, is not the same as advocating that pot smokers be executed. Of course you're probably just too stupid to be able to grasp the difference aren't you? You're either too retarded and stupid to understand the difference, or you're just a patheti More..

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    • @ST0N3PONY 2 oz of pot is not a huge load of drugs. It's not even a felony in some states.

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    • @circularlife And if you believe that Newt advocates a person be executed, for possession, of 2oz of pot, then you're retarded.

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    • @ST0N3PONY i am not a liberal and this is documented.

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