President Obama uncharacteristically answered a very serious question today about marijuana legalization by laughing it off as a joke.
The chuckle suggests a man of his generation. The dismissiveness toward the question of ending Prohibition as both a good in itself and a form of tax revenue is, however, depressing. His answer was a non-answer. I’m tired of having the Prohibition issue treated as if it’s trivial or a joke. It is neither. It is about freedom and it’s deadly serious. As for your online audience, Mr president, have you forgotten who got you elected?
I agree with that completely–very disappointing. But then I realizedâ€¦if youâ€™re a black man who just got elected President, and youâ€™re still trying to gain the trust of all the old white people who voted against you because they thought you were a terrorist, would your first move be to legalize drugs? Probably not.