This is why the art of satire is dead. Real life is far crazier than any comedian could come up with:
“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.
Robertson is a crazy old man who says some incredibly stupid and even un-Christian things, but this is not one of them. He is bang on the money this time, and we should welcome him as an ally against the counterproductive and damaging policy of drug prohibition so prevalent around the world.
So listen to the crazy fundamentalist – legalise drugs now! Do it for the children.