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Legalize Pot, Says Televangelist Pat Robertson
New York Times ^ | December 23, 2010 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR

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 God’s way of punishing America for abortion policy is now on the side of the pot lobby.

“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, that kinda thing it’s just, it’s costing us a fortune and it’s ruining young people,” Robertson said. “Young people go into prisons, they go in as youths and come out as hardened criminals. That’s not a good thing.”

Of course, Mr. Robertson is not alone in his thinking. California’s 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 shouldn’t spend a lot of time hunting down offenders.

“If somebody’s 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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It's time to repeal the Constitutional amendment that outlawed marijuana. Oh, wait a minute, there wasn't one.
1 posted on 12/23/2010 9:47:14 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

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.


2 posted on 12/23/2010 9:50:29 AM PST by NCBraveheart ("oderint dum metuant"........Let them hate, as long as they fear.)
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To: NCBraveheart

Robertson can KMA.


3 posted on 12/23/2010 9:51:43 AM PST by BenKenobi (Rush speaks! I hear, I obey)
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To: NCBraveheart

Let’s legalize everything. No need for police, FBI, prisons. Think of all the money we would save.


4 posted on 12/23/2010 9:52:31 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Second Amendment First

He’s defiantly ben smokin it...!!!


5 posted on 12/23/2010 9:53:12 AM PST by Calusa (The pump won't prime 'cause the vandals took the handle. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: Second Amendment First
It's hard to argue with him. Unlike all the other drugs that makes bad things happen in people's lives, marijuana makes nothing happen in people's lives.

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.)

6 posted on 12/23/2010 9:53:30 AM PST by OKSooner (Obama confessed "his muslim faith" on the George Stephanopolous show on September 7th, 2008.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Hey, Pat. Whaddaya think about queers in the military?
Sure, why not.
Where’s that huge eyeroll gif when you need it?


7 posted on 12/23/2010 9:56:33 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd open it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Right-On !!! Brother Pat....Legalize it, tax it, and sell it in liquor stores...


8 posted on 12/23/2010 9:57:28 AM PST by devane617 (NEVER feed your cats canned Tuna fish. Mercury poisoning.)
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To: OKSooner
marijuana makes nothing happen in people's lives.

Yeah, Jim , who needs lungs anyway?

9 posted on 12/23/2010 9:57:44 AM PST by Calusa (The pump won't prime 'cause the vandals took the handle. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: Russ

I think we should legalize all shoplifting below $25.00. It would help prevent kids from leading a life of crime.


10 posted on 12/23/2010 9:57:49 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Legalize pot and prostitution and tax both heavily. That way democrats will pay their fair share of taxes.


11 posted on 12/23/2010 10:00:22 AM PST by Ben Mugged (Your refusing to accept the facts doesn't change the facts. Matt Dillon)
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To: Second Amendment First

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.


12 posted on 12/23/2010 10:00:35 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Right Wing Assault

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.


13 posted on 12/23/2010 10:02:12 AM PST by rstrahan
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To: Second Amendment First

Perhaps we should legalize forcible rape. After all, shouldn’t a man be allowed to use his own body as he pleases?


14 posted on 12/23/2010 10:04:11 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Second Amendment First

The man has been senile for years


15 posted on 12/23/2010 10:07:13 AM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: Ben Mugged

ROFLMAO! Perfect!


16 posted on 12/23/2010 10:07:54 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd open it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: Second Amendment First
I go to Robertson's Regent University Law School (formerly CBN Law School), but I don't agree with him. People who think marijuana should be legalized need to do more homework on the clinical effects of this drug.

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.

17 posted on 12/23/2010 10:10:27 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Fiji Hill

You need to seek some help for your mental problems. Seriously, the synapses aren’t firing in a logical order.


18 posted on 12/23/2010 10:10:58 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Calusa

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.......


19 posted on 12/23/2010 10:11:01 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: BenKenobi
Robertson also believes in global warming.



Proving ONCE AGAIN that a lib is a lib is a lib.


20 posted on 12/23/2010 10:11:04 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Leftys who zone in on Palin miss the point. America's not about single figures. That's for NK/Cuba.)
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