“Now here’s somebody who wants to smoke a marijuana cigarette. If he’s caught, he goes to jail. Now is that moral? Is that proper? I think it’s absolutely disgraceful that our government, supposed to be our government, should be in the position of converting people who are not harming others into criminals, of destroying their lives, putting them in jail. That’s the issue to me. The economic issue comes in only for explaining why it has those effects. But the economic reasons are not the reasons.”
This should anger liberals because it is their position being artfully stated by a man who has come to be a Republican/libertarian icon. He is correct, as is his custom. It is “disgraceful” to put people in cages and take their things for the possession and use of an innocuous plant.