"He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?"
More accurate headline:
The Texas Sheriff's Association says it will fight hard to block efforts in the upcoming Legislative session to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, demonstrating that the move toward lighter punishments for pot possession are not 'inevitable,' as supporters claim, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.Read the whole thing here.
"The Sheriff's Association position is that we are going to oppose any effort to decriminalize marijuana, or legalize medical marijuana or any of the components of marijuana," Brazos County Sheriff Chris Kirk told News Radio 1200 WOAI. "Of course, we will vigorously oppose any effort to legalize marijuana."
A bill to turn possession of less than an ounce of marijuana into essentially a parking ticket, with a fine of no more than $100, has been introduced in the session that begins January 13th. No marijuana legalization bill has been introduced.
Update: The Daily Caller has more here.
Update II: This facebook comment thread is illustrative of the views of most Texas Conservatives....