There are many things to consider when discussing the legalization of marijuana. Things such as use behind the wheel and our new semi-socialized healthcare system.
But none of these things matter.
Pot does not matter.
There are far too many other important things to be discussing at the moment, such as the crisis in the middle east, the healthcare gov. monopoly, or even illegal immigration.
And yet all too often I find that the conservative mainstream media makes it a topic of discussion.
I find myself screaming at that pompous ass Bill O’reilly at least once a week because he does a segment on pot.
I understand that he is one of the most watched cable news figures, I also understand that the majority of his audience are those of 50 years or more.
However, just because young people aren’t tuning in to your show, doesn’t mean they don’t hear what you are saying. (Media Matters has Twit Game)
And the minute you crusade against pot, you effectively tear the right wing of America in half. Because while many, definitely not most but many, would agree with you Bill some don’t. And those who don’t we can’t afford to have turned against us.
I am not saying those who are fiscal conservatives and like to rip bongs are going to start subscribing to commie bull because you said you don’t like weed.
No, not at all…
What I am saying is there are stoner, libertarian, fiscally conservatives folks who have never given politics a thought at all until now, and we need their vote.
Pot has been around for a really long time, and legal or illegal, it’s here to stay. So please for the love of God, pull your head out of your old saggy ass and avoid the topic. Please.
In a perfect world, a Reagan America, we could afford to have these discussions, but not today.