By Steve Elliott
Presidential candidate Ben Carson, who is seeking the Republican nomination, wouldn't just continue to wage the failed War ON Drugs if elected, like everyone since Nixon. He would ramp up and intensify the futile policy, he said last week in an interview.
Speaking with conservative commentator Glenn Beck, Carson answered "Absolutely," when asked if he'd continue the War On Drugs. "I intensify it," he added.
"Legalize marijuana?" Beck asked. "I disagree with it," Carson replied.
Last year, Carson claimed marijuana is "gateway drug," despite all the science proving the contrary. "It tends to be a starter drug for people who move on to heavier duty drugs -- sometimes legal, sometimes illegal -- and I don't think this is something that we really want for our society," he said.
"You know, we're gradually just removing all the barriers to hedonistic activity and you know, it's just, we're changing so rapidly to a different type of society and nobody is getting a chance to discuss it because, you know, it's taboo," Carson claimed. "It's politically incorrect. You're not supposed to talk about these things."
No, Ben. You're not supposed to cluelessly spout in public and make yourself appear an idiot if you're interested in preserving any dignity.