Humorist, Libertarian commentator, and “the one who talks,” Penn Jillette, launched into an epic rant about what he saw as President Obama and his administration’s hypocritical views on marijuana laws in the country.
I’m sorry, not hypocritical. Beyond hypocritical.
Speaking on his podcast Penn’s Sunday School the other day, Jillette pointed out how ridiculous it is that medical marijuana is completely legal in California but that you can still get busted by federal police. Basically, the color of the cop’s uniform determines whether or not a person is breaking the law. Jillette said this was proof that “states’ rights don’t mean jack shit” to Obama except when you’re talking about gay marriage.
To further illustrate his point, Jillette pointed out that Obama has made it clear that he used drugs in his past, and asked aloud if the President’s life would have been any better if he had been busted under his own laws.
“What troubles me about this… I think it’s beyond hypocrisy. I think it’s something to do with class. A lot of people have accused Obama of class warfare, but in the wrong direction. I believe this is Obama chortling with Jimmy Fallon about lower class people. Do we believe, even for a second, that if Obama had been busted for marijuana — under the laws that he condones — would his life have been better? If Obama had been caught with the marijuana that he says he uses, and ‘maybe a little blow’… if he had been busted under his laws, he would have done hard f*cking time. And if he had done time in prison, time in federal prison, time for his ‘weed’ and ‘a little blow,’ he would not be President of the United States of America. He would not have gone to his fancy-a** college, he would not have sold books that sold millions and millions of copies and made millions and millions of dollars, he would not have a beautiful, smart wife, he would not have a great job. He would have been in f*cking prison, and it’s not a god damn joke. People who smoke marijuana must be set free. It is insane to lock people up.”
Amen! Our drug laws in this nation are absolutely insane! This is a serious problem! We need to find a candidate who will give it the concentration it deserves! Maybe the other guy will…oh, wait.