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9.27.2005

So Should She Be Locked Up?

Please tell me you don't think so. The amazing story: "ATLANTA - Ashley Smith, the woman who says she persuaded suspected [Atlanta] courthouse gunman Brian Nichols to release her by talking about her faith, discloses in a new book that she gave him methamphetamine during the hostage ordeal." She also brought a great deal of light on the book, The Purpose Driven Life. There is rarely black and white. Only shades of gray.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why?

Condoleesa said...

I don't think so. We probably need to legalize all drugs and regulate them and tax them. I think if she keeps doing it and has enough of a problem she will end up dead or arrested anyway. She has been thru enough and should get a pass on this one.

natasha8boris said...

It doesn't say she used, just gave. Nevertheless, that doesn't fit with the Purpose Driven Life.
tasha

Anonymous said...

Think of the lives she might have saved!

bigcatdaddy said...

I think legalizing all drugs is a bit overboard. I'm all for legalizing marijuana, but I think anything else would be a mistake.

Hmmmmm....she's not too bad looking either...too bad she's been using meth, that stuff will turn you into a train wreck really quick.

Anonymous said...

Common White trash Whore, she gave up more than meth!

Anonymous said...

very creative lady I'd say.....

.....Purpose driven life.......

.....have drugs, use drugs, write

a book and sell it.

.....worked for her it seems!

....condoleesa said it best - give

her a pass on this one. If she

keeps doing it, she'll die anyway.

Anonymous said...

All of this sounded weird from the start! Will she spend some of her money on rehab? Let's hope so!

Atticus said...

I think she probably asked herself: "What would Rush Limbaugh Do"?
And then acted accordingly.....

Anonymous said...

Well....I'd say she was extremely lucky...considering what many people have done under the influence of meth!

Anonymous said...

This girl is also a 27 year old widow and single mother. She was quoted speaking of when she found herself in this situation, as a hostage, as using meth with her abductor, she realized that she had a serious problem. It's sad that it too all of this to happen for her to realize that she has a problem and want help.

Rather than talk about if she should get a free ride, the greater question I think should be can this girl get the help that she needs to live a healthy life for herself and her kids.

Legalize drugs? ....Seriously? How is that an answer to the overwhelming horrific disease of addiction in this country? That's as naive as saying that alcoholism should be ignored and accepted because alcohol is legal.

An addiction is an addiction and these addicts need help to get into recovery, not law changes to excuse their disease.

Anonymous said...

Atticus - always love your comments. Good one.

Anonymous said...

Atticus is a jerk. Stupid comment.

Anonymous said...

The Purpose Driven Life is great book that has helped millions of people. The suggestion here that she is hypocritical is off base.

The PDL book would be great for someone like her to read to try to get her life on track. Acually it is a great book for long time Christians to read, since no one ever "arrives" in their journey of faith.

Maybe she was just starting her journey.

Condoleesa said...

I don't think legalizing drugs is naive at all. I think that thinking you can stop people from taking them by making them illegal is naive. It is also expensive. We need to stop legislating morality and instead try to address the problems. Take the profit out of drugs and the crime rate goes down. Make them legal and regulate and tax them and fund our schools and rehab programs.

Anonymous said...

Condolessa - when your child buys heroin at Walgreens because now drugs are legal, I hope the tax benefits are worth it.

Anonymous said...

Have you ever read "The Purpose Driven Life".... on WEED?

Anonymous said...

1:52

It would help you, although I would recommend sobriety for better results.

Condoleesa said...

Just because it is legal doesn't mean he will buy it and just because it isn't doesn't mean he won't. That is the real issue. If they want it they will get it. Let's make it safer and stop sending the money elsewhere. It is exactly like Prohibition and that didn't work either. In case you didn't notice we have LOST the war on drugs.

Anonymous said...

condoleesa you are one dumb ass

Anonymous said...

What legalize marijuana, but not 'hard stuff'? That would be likened to say, you can cook your dinner, but you can't eat it. One almost always precedes another. Look around folks! Get a clue! It’s no wonder why there is such a huge drug problem in Wise County. It's this permissive attitude that's got to change. God gives no room for our interpretations. It's His way or it's not!

Why not just obey God’s call for us to worship Him with our bodies and not smoke, be drunk, do drugs, or degrade our bodies with sexual sin?

Condoleesa said...

anon 8:50

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Man - Condie - you've got some thick skin. It always amazes me that you just deal with the mean name calling people so well. I don't understand why people can't just disagree without calling names. Imagine it's real nice living in there home - don't you.?

Condoleesa said...

I think people that do name calling and that are mean or nasty generally aren't very happy people. I feel sorry for them. They must be very unhappy to have to resort to name calling anonymously. Especially over something as insignificant as a comment on a blog.

Besides if you are going to insult someone the best way to do it is with a backhanded compliment.