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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.”

War on Drugs

I think that I’ve come a long way on this issue.  For ever I have been the guy that says all drugs should be illegal and remain illegal.  When I was  asked about marijuana I remained adamant; “No way”!

Over the years I think that I’ve developed a new attitude, one more consistent with my Libertarian views and perhaps older age.  I find myself in changing existing laws to allow the use of certain drugs and to decriminalize the use of others.

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