Pat Robertson makes the radical observation that prison rape might not be an appropriate punishment for smoking a joint.
“It’s completely out of control,” Robertson told the New York Times yesterday. “Prisons are being overcrowded with juvenile offenders having to do with drugs. And the penalties, the maximums, some of them could get 10 years for possession of a joint of marijuana. It makes no sense at all.” Robertson suggested that marijuana be regulated like alcohol.
Robertson isn’t at the peak of his influence, to put it mildly, but it scrambles the culture war and goes further than the admitted inhaler in the White House.