War On Drugs Is Lost: Time To Acknowledge And Move On

Pat Robertson has long been a champion of the “moral majority.”  He’s an evangelical’s evangelical.

So when Pat says it’s time to legalize pot you know the time has come:

Of the many roles Pat Robertson has assumed over his five-decade-long career as an evangelical leader — including presidential candidate and provocative voice of the right wing — his newest guise may perhaps surprise his followers the most: marijuana legalization advocate.

“I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol,” Mr. Robertson said in an interview on Wednesday. “I’ve never used marijuana and I don’t intend to, but it’s just one of those things that I think: this war on drugs just hasn’t succeeded.”

Mr. Robertson’s remarks echoed statements he made last week on “The 700 Club,” the signature program of his Christian Broadcasting Network, and other comments he made in 2010. While those earlier remarks were largely dismissed by his followers, Mr. Robertson has now apparently fully embraced the idea of legalizing marijuana, arguing that it is a way to bring down soaring rates of incarceration and reduce the social and financial costs.

“I believe in working with the hearts of people, and not locking them up,” he said.

Just goes to show ya that when we say “conservative” we mean “classic liberalism.”

5 responses to “War On Drugs Is Lost: Time To Acknowledge And Move On

  1. Define “classic liberalism” to encompass Pat Robertson.

    • Define “classic liberalism” to encompass Pat Robertson.

      Oh, no.

      Pat Robertson is not a classic liberal. He’s as bad as the folks on the left I rage about. Pat, like Santorum, are just as eager to mandate as the left, they just wanna mandate THEIR stuff.

      Sorry.

  2. So Pino, you’re not for the legalisation of marijuana?

    • So Pino, you’re not for the legalisation of marijuana?

      I am not for the criminalization of weed, no.

      We can treat it in the same way and manner we treat beer and smokes. Put an age restriction on it, require a license to sell and call it a day.

      Same with pretty much every drug.

      In some cases I would be in favor of decriminalizing the “use” while making it illegal to sell. The addicted individual needs medical help, not a jail cell. The pusher…heh, the pusher needs the jail cell.

  3. You mean the jail cellphone?

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