Skip to comments.Legalize Pot, Says Televangelist Pat Robertson
Posted on 12/23/2010 9:47:12 AM PST by Second Amendment First
Chalk this one up to a real head-scratcher.
Pat Robertson, the televangelist who once ran for president, said on his show, the 700 Club, that he thinks marijuana should be legalized.
Yep, the Christian conservative preacher who said the Katrina hurricane was Gods way of punishing America for abortion policy is now on the side of the pot lobby.
Im not exactly for the use of drugs, dont get me wrong, but I just believe that criminalizing marijuana, criminalizing the possession of a few ounces of pot, that kinda thing its just, its costing us a fortune and its ruining young people, Robertson said. Young people go into prisons, they go in as youths and come out as hardened criminals. Thats not a good thing.
Of course, Mr. Robertson is not alone in his thinking. Californias proposition 19, which would have legalized marijuana in that state, failed in November, but not before lining up an impressive list of supporters from across the political spectrum.
Representative Ron Paul, the Texas lawmaker who ran for president in 2008, has advocated leaving the decision about marijuana up to the states. And even Sarah Palin, who opposes legalizing pot, has said she thinks police shouldnt spend a lot of time hunting down offenders.
If somebodys gonna to smoke a joint in their house and not do anybody else any harm, then, um perhaps there are other things that are cops should be looking at to engage in, Ms. Palin said on Fox News last summer.
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Wow! I actually agree with Pat. He’s right. I don’t see the Purple Gang bringing whiskey across the river to Detroit and killing anyone since Prohibition ended.
Robertson can KMA.
Let’s legalize everything. No need for police, FBI, prisons. Think of all the money we would save.
He’s defiantly ben smokin it...!!!
If people choose to make nothing happen in their own lives it's their own business. Besides, somebody's got to cook the french fries.
(No munchies jokes, please - not that I'd know anything about that kinda stuff.)
Hey, Pat. Whaddaya think about queers in the military?
Sure, why not.
Where’s that huge eyeroll gif when you need it?
Right-On !!! Brother Pat....Legalize it, tax it, and sell it in liquor stores...
Yeah, Jim , who needs lungs anyway?
I think we should legalize all shoplifting below $25.00. It would help prevent kids from leading a life of crime.
Legalize pot and prostitution and tax both heavily. That way democrats will pay their fair share of taxes.
Pat must’ve noticed a leafy plant in the worrded area behind the university. Regent/CBN is about 1.5 miles from my home and I heard the police find a bush or two in those woods each spring.
Pat’s been nuts on some things, but on this, I agree. Same with prostitution and some other things. Lets focus on crimes that are actually serious, like gang warfare in the streets, ax murders, etc, that get pushed to the side while cops confiscate cars because some dude was smoking pot in the car. And, yes, this actually happens.
Perhaps we should legalize forcible rape. After all, shouldn’t a man be allowed to use his own body as he pleases?
The man has been senile for years
It is NOT like alcohol. Pot is a psychedelic and creates psychosis and paranoia in the user. The psychological damage of pot cripples a person's potential including memory abilities. The gravity of these effects may depend on the user but the more severe effects can incapacitate some and land others in mental hospitals. (In the 1960's I was a heavy user (no other drugs) and it landed in the psychiatric ward.)
Pot should definitely not be legalized. It's already robbed many kids of their full potential from at least two generations beginning in the 60's with my generation.
You need to seek some help for your mental problems. Seriously, the synapses aren’t firing in a logical order.
I’ve never smoked Cigs, pot, turkey or anything else. I am sitting here tied to an oxygen tube due to a terminal lung illnesss.......