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Published:March 10th, 2012 00:26 EST
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Pat Robertson Hears From A Higher Power: Legalize Pot!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"`I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol,` Mr. Robertson said in an interview ". `I`ve never used marijuana and I don`t intend to, but it`s just one of those things that I think: this war on drugs just hasn`t succeeded.`

robertsonMr. Robertson`s remarks echoed statements he made last week on `The 700 Club` the signature program of his Christian Broadcasting Network, and other comments he made in 2010. While those earlier remarks were largely dismissed by his followers, Mr. Robertson has now apparently fully embraced the idea of legalizing marijuana, arguing that it is a way to bring down soaring rates of incarceration and reduce the social and financial costs."

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The Rev. Pat Robertson often makes outlandish statements, claiming that he heard from God, but this time I really believe he heard from a higher power.

Robertson claims that he has not smoked pot, but anybody who believes that there is no such thing as separation of church and state in the Constitution has got to be hitting a bong.

The "man of God" is spot on his assessment that legalizing weed would bring down soaring rates of incarceration, not to mention that it would generate billions in tax revenue.

The conservative preacher compares marijuana to alcohol, but the natural herb is a much safer and healthier alternative to liquor. Alcohol costs society billions in medical bills, but the only harmful side effect of smoking a joint is a case of the munchies.

I hope that evangelicals will follow the example of Robertson, and call for the legalization of grass. Marijuana is God`s gift to humankind, and it`s a sin for his children not to partake of it.

I don`t think Robertson will be inviting Cypress Hill to sing "Insane in the Membrane" in his church, but he is moving in the right direction.

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