Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Marijuana Legalization Supporter Bests 8-term Congressman in TX Primary
This could be a one-off, but it could also signal a developing trend as the next generation moves toward assumption of power and seeks to bring the country in line with cultural changes that have taken hold over the recent decades. I suspect a trend in the making, but we'll have to wait and see. Certainly increased rights for minorities, increasing minority participation in the electorate, broader tolerance for formerly social taboos like LGTB, are already signaling broad and deep cultural change becoming institutional change that affects politics in the US. This will have correspondingly broad and deep social, political and economic ramifications as the next generation increasingly replaces the present one. In the meanwhile there will be huge resistance on the part of the present generation and beneficiaries of the status quo, making for cultural and intergenerational conflict.
Read it at The Huffington Post
Beto O'Rourke, Marijuana Legalization Supporter, Beats Rep. Silvestre Reyes
by Matt Sledge