Former Rep. Tom Tancredo is no libertarian. After all, he made his name attacking immigration. But the former member is now speaking politically painful truths.
Admitting that it may be ‚Äúpolitical suicide‚ÄĚ former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo said its time to consider legalizing drugs.
He spoke Wednesday to the Lincoln Club of Colorado, a Republican group that‚Äôs been active in the state for 90 years. It‚Äôs the first time Tancredo has spoken on the drug issue. He ran for president in 2008 on an anti-illegal immigration platform that has brought him passionate support and criticism....
I don't think easing access to drugs to undermine criminal efforts to satisfy their demand will reduce this demand. Considering our present societal decay and family-breakdown, I think drug use would actally increase if they were made legal.