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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.”

The Shortest Word in the English Language

Wanna know what it is?  The shortest word in the English language?

‘ere!

The word spoken after a toke on a joint and passing to the next in line.

And it would seem that America is a LOT closer to becoming familiar with that than we ever believed:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=sQi7A5MW2kQ%3Ffs%3D1%26hl%3Den_US

When the conversation among evangelicals turns from the “evils” of weed to the statistics of crime and incarceration, the war is over.  It’s only a matter of time.

And about time too!