John Hughes is described as a former editor of the Christian Science Monitor, who writes a biweekly column.
However, when reading GOP candidates need to debate legalizing marijuana, I thought for sure that it was something written by a 7th grader. A stupid 7th grader.
It’s written in an extremely simplistic style, full of fallacies and downright nonsense, completely lacking in logic.
In the current debates among GOP presidential contenders about â€œvalues,â€ I have not heard any discussion about the legalization of marijuana. I think there should be.
Apparently, John Hughes is incapable of googling “GOP debate marijuana” or he’d see this or this. Sure, we’d like to see a lot more discussion about legalization, but to say there hasn’t been any? That’s ridiculous.
Of course, Hughes is a prohibitionist. Not a very smart one. He’s got one argument:
The words of a narcotics agent came back to me when singer Tony Bennett recently supported the legalization of drugs at a pre-Grammy gala where various Hollywood personalities were depicted smoking pot on TV.
The agentâ€™s words were: â€œI canâ€™t say every pot smoker goes on to get hooked on the hard stuff. But I can say every addict I know on the hard stuff got started on pot.â€
If is a meaningless argument, and anyone with more than a 7th grade education should be able to instantly point out the fallacy of such an argument.
Come on, CSM — I know that your editorial policy is sadomoralistic, but can’t you do better than this crap?