He says he’s not personally in favor of legalization (covering his political butt) but that it’s time to have a national debate.
Legalization is, of course, the sole solution to the narco violence that only grows worse every year. There is no other route to peace. None, zip, zero.
Recently, the president of Uruguay said it is time to legalize marijuana. And the leaders of Guatemala, Colombia, Costa Rica and Brazil are saying the same thing.
First marijuana, then all drugs for adults, I say.
But you say you don’t want to make it any easier for young people to get drugs. Any 12-year-old with an IQ of 85 can get drugs today. It can’t be any easier.
America’s 40-year War on Drugs has done nothing useful at all. It’s Prohibition II. America’s 13-year War on Booze, the first Prohibition, also failed miserably.
Both Prohibitions were born in America, a sanctimonious nation.
Outlawing anything that feels really, really good will always fail. Criminalizing booze and drugs is like forbidding sex. It’s patently silly to even try.
Let’s toast the Latin American leaders who are seeing the light. And join me in contributing to LEAP while you’re at it.