Rachel Marsden

When Soros laments the violation of “rights and civil liberties,” economic principles dictate that he take the side of those who are imposing toxic fumes on the general population. He couldn’t care less about those who have to contend with the resulting toxicity. By this same argument, he should be backing gas-guzzling diesel trucks.

Racial inequality, according to Soros, is also fostered by arrests for possession of pot because while blacks smoke it in equal proportion to whites, they’re caught more often. Presumably, Soros imagines that if pot only were legal, blacks would finally be arrested on a par with whites, ending such racial injustices once and for all.

He argues that the dominance of Mexican cartels in the cross-border pot trade would dissipate if everyone could grow his own little Chia Pet of pot at home. Right—they’ll all just go out of business and retire like the wusses they are. Mexican drug cartels didn’t ever look as if they had it in them to go the distance in business anyway.

Soros points out that kids currently have better access to marijuana than adults, and then suggests that de-stigmatizing pot would help to educate kids. Look, I’m one of those adults who know everything one possibly can about marijuana without having actually smoked it. But I wouldn’t know where to find a joint on any given day as an adult, let alone as a kid—and I grew up in Vancouver, BC, the world mecca for pothead snowboarders, activists, and academics. During one of the criminology classes I took at university, I even heard a pro-pot cop lecture on the benefits of pot and the evils of criminalization. (Incidentally, he is now dead from a massive abdominal tumor; coincidence?) I had all the “pot education” I needed and still wouldn’t have known where to score any, apart from a clearly marked “hemp café”. As such, I don’t think that Soros ought to worry about the pot education of kids who are already capable of easily scoring joints. A Google search for “pot effects” or “pot bad trips” right after “pot dealers” would do the trick.

Finally, Soros argues that drug arrests lead to criminal records that serve no one. Well, except employers. Perhaps Soros can just hire all the potheads to work for him. Then they can all roll their own joints from the marijuana plants around the office and toke up at work: That’s George Soros de Ganja’s idea of a winning society.

Rachel Marsden

Rachel Marsden is a columnist with Human Events Magazine, and Editor-In-Chief of GrandCentralPolitical News Syndicate.
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