Skip to comments.Pat Robertson Backs Legalizing Marijuana
Posted on 03/08/2012 8:30:25 AM PST by AnTiw1
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."
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That's because the lethal dose of THC is so large you'd have to smoke 240 joints in a row to get there.
But no claim is too ridiculous for a Drug Warrior to make with a straight face.
Well, they say only Nixon could go to China
"this war on drugs just hasn't succeeded."
Pity he will not accept the implications of his own logic and go beyond marijuana.
Gee. I touched a nerve, didn’t I?
OK, I give you permission to torch up just one more bowl. But... I will remind you this is a conservative site. If you are into drugs, you really should keep quiet.
I see the light now.
A 14 year old should be free to ingest all the LSD he wants...
Yes I am a “so called” conservative...
Thank God there are many more like me...
Well then bong hits for everyone...
Alcohol has already set the precedent for legalizing dangerous drugs. For each drug in each state, the will of the majority will prevail as it should. (Since recent polls show a majority of Americans in favor of legalizing pot, by tying that issue to legalizing harder drugs you may actually be promoting the latter.)
Just like a WOD supporter, ignore the facts go for the insults. Thus admitting the facts don’t support you.
Do you put “it” in your body?
No? Why not? Is it because it’s unhealthy and dangerous?
So. YOU know better than to use drugs, but are perfectly fine with our government allowing others to become enslaved to the problems of drugs abuse.
While you’re here spewing such libertarian crap, why not tell us how prostitutiion should be legal also?
Not quite. I ingest alcohol, a very dangerous drug. I've also used marijuana in the past, just like Newt, Clarence Thomas, etc.
Let’s see.....legalize it and really tax it.....the Mexican drug lords will undercut the price of the legal stuff and we just increase the number of psychotic people.....what do I care if people use it?......it would be nice to live on an island with no other people, but we do have all those messy other human beings around and I don’t need any more psychotic people in this country thank-you very much.....the punishment hasn’t stopped people from using it.....hmmmm......let’s not punish anything then, we’ll just surrender and line up for al qaeda to shoot us.....in order for democracy to work, the citizens must have courage.....illegal drug users are cowards.....if you want to know why this country keeps electing fast-talking Democrat thieves, well, have another toke and maybe the answer will come to you.....I’m tired of all the lazy, stupid and chicken illegal drug users in this nation.....you want to end the illegal drug problem?...here’s how......Hey! Illegal drug users! Face reality! It’s not going away no matter how much weed you smoke. And as for those of you who want to legalize it so your pot is cheaper or because you want the profits off the misery of others or because you don’t care about the miserable wretch illegal drug users......well.....fuck you.
i just think common sense should tell us
since tobacco and alcohol are legal,
any drug that causes you less damage than those two cutural icons should be legal, too
i mean, cannabis sativa has been "vetted" for smoking use since 2700BC minimum...no surprises here
I onder if the government would “allow” me..........
Don’t you see the basic fallacy in leaving this up to the government?
Secondly, people are choosing drugs now and the government doesn’t “allow” it.
Is that how we treat alcohol?
Yes I am a so called conservative...
Thank God there are many more like me...
Do you drink alcohol? Do you think it should be made illegal?
We must have radically different definitions of sanity...
Good luck with your approach. Maybe one day you guys can enjoy you weed without worrying about the man.
Perhaps the deepening insanity of our society will give you the boost you need....
I would also deny welfare benefits for users, as well.
But at least they won’t go to jail for using, unless they commit some other crime.
Total insanity and that is probably dimensia settin in.
Pot destroys lives.
It destroys potential.
It has destroyed Mexico.
Most all violent people in prison love their pot.
We now also have all these kids born with mental problems for life from using pot and other things while the baby was in the womb.
I am stongly AGAINST legalizing Marijuana!
Well, we should definitely repeal the War on Poverty.
We should also end the War on Drugs.
The majority of crime in this country revolves around drugs. End the War on Drugs, put the Mexican cartels out of business.
Morality cannot be legislated.
I understand. We all have made mistakes in our past.
But the key premise amongst conservatives still remains. We do not want our government involved in trashing our young people with legal drugs.
I know better than to use tobacco, but I'm perfectly fine with our government allowing others to become enslaved to the problems of tobacco use.
How about you?