Sunday, December 26, 2010

Holy Smoke! Pat Robertson advocates decriminalization of Marijuana

The Reverend Pat Robertson,  influential Christian right leader, 1988 Republican candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination, and founder and president of the Christian Broadcasting Network has been known to say some controversial and outrageous things, such as that the earthquake disaster in Haiti is a result of Haiti's long ago deal with the devil and that hurricane Katrina was God's punishment for America's abortion policy. Now, he is creating controversy by talking sense.

'We're locking up people that take a couple of puffs of marijuana and the next thing they know they've got 10 years. They've got mandatory sentences and these judges just ... throw up their hands and say there's nothing we can do," said Robertson recently.

"We've got to take a look at what we're considering crimes and that's one of them," Robertson added. "I'm not exactly for the use of drugs. Don't get me wrong. But I just believe that criminalizing marijuana, criminalizing the possession of a few ounces of pot and that kind of thing, it's costing us a fortune and it's ruining young people. They go into prison as youths and they come out as hardened criminals, and that's not a good thing." (link)

Wow, what has he been smoking? God bless Pat Robertson.

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