Breitbart’s William Bigelow has an odd article for a magazine that often leans somewhat Libertarian. In his article TX Dems Move to Legalize Pot, he chides the Texas lawmakers for wanting to decriminalize the plant. I don’t really care about his article, it is a waste of time but what I liked were the comments, so far the majority of them were on the side of the Democrats.
One comment began, “Sorry, this is where I break ranks with conservatives.” but the funny thing is I don’t believe he is breaking ranks. I think most conservatives, if forced to confront the Federalism issues involved in modern-day prohibition, would have to agree at least that the question should be decided by the states. Now, that isn’t a scientific consensus and Libertarians are not Conservatives so the somewhat tilt the commentators have skews the comments more towards the Libertarian bent but if the argument is kept at the legal level and not on a policy level it will be easier for Conservatives to admit that legally modern-day prohibition is actually unconstitutional and that it should be rectified.
But these Libertarians and Conservatives who see not only the folly of modern-day prohibition; but also the need to fix it should be cultivated like the plant we all know and love.
A Letter from a NY Farmer