I’ve been increasingly hard on the Liberals since the first days post-Chretien. So much so, I’ve gravitated towards the NDP. A prime indicator for me of my feelings towards the parties has been that which distinguishes their attitudes towards the war on drugs, particularly in regards to victimless pot.
For me, this issue encapsulates everything that represents progressivism. A crime to no one but the ill-informed, a truly progressive party would support the decriminalization of marijuana. It’s a no brainer. Decades upon decades of studies have proven pot to be far less harmful than drinking alcohol, driving a car or walking down the street.
It should be a no-brainer, a non-issue, a freedom we all should be afforded. Hey Liberals, looks like you still have some life for millions of Canadians. Too bad for the NDP. Living in the fifties is not a good look for you.
Being woefully ill-informed looks even worse.
X-posted at Let Freedom Rain.