Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has been pushing a string of libertarian-centric issues over the last few weeks, since his well-documented filibuster against drone strikes that target American citizens. First, there was his fierce advocacy of removing tax provisions favoring marriage in order to get the issue out of government control. Then, there was his equally fierce refusal to back down from supporting a normalization of immigrant status for illegal immigrants, citing “de facto amnesty.”
Now, Paul is back to taking on a longtime bugbear of the libertarian right — namely, drug laws.
Gateway Pundit caught the clip of Paul arguing on “Fox News Sunday” that while he personally doesn’t encourage drug use, the current legal regime is broken.
“I also don’t want to put people in jail who make a mistake,” Paul said. “There are a lot of young people who do this and then they grow up and get married and quit doing this. I don’t want to put people in jail and ruin their lives. Look, the last two presidents could conceivably have been put in jail for their drug use and I really think, look what could have happened, it would have ruined their lives.”
Watch Paul make the case below: