Failing by just 2 votes, the NH Senate allowed the Govern Lynch veto of the law that would have allowed Marijuana to be used in NH as a medical treatment for the ill to stand.
|Barnes, Jr., John||Republican||17||Nay|
These are the names of those state senators who feel it is more important to punish someone for a victimless crime then providing relief to people suffering from illnesses.
What troubles me the most here are the numbers of republicans. Now before anyone gets into a republican vs democrat debate, that's clearly not the case. The argument for legalization is showing itself to be a non partisan issue after all it was Lynch who vetoed it in the first place.
That said however, republicans are the party who claim to represent individual responsibility and individual liberty. They are the ones who stand up for personal choice over government forcing things on you for your own good. For these nine republicans to disallow this personal freedom is the height of hypocrisy.
I would hope that other true Republicans who do support personal freedom and personal liberty and who agree with me that government should stop wasting the labor of others to punish victimless crimes will join me in contacting these senators and explain to them that this is not what the Republican party stands for. We are not the party of punishing the ill for what comes down to a morality issue.