President Obama Insults the Intelligence of America’s Youth By Dictating Marijuana Legalization Should Be Their Bottom Priority

Rather than listening to his young constituents, President Obama disregards their highest priorityending the failed pot prohibition policy of the United Statesand condescendingly substitutes his own narrow-minded vision for the future.

To prepare for his much anticipated interview with President Obama, VICE’s Shane Smith solicited questions online in advance from readers. When he interviewed the president last week, Smith saved the most popular subject for the end:  “For young people, I’m sorry, but if you legalized marijuana, it would be the biggest part of your legacy.”

Barack Obama, who admittedly smoked weed in his youth, had the audacity to declare, “First of all, it shouldn’t be young people’s biggest priority.”

Interviewer Smith attempted to explain, “It was our most popular…”

“I understand, because sometimes, on White House petitions, we get the same,” said Obama.

President Obama has apparently decided that instead of listening to his young constituents who will inherit this county, he should dictate the order of their priorities, as follows:

 “Young people: I understand this is important to you, but as you be thinking about climate change, the economy and jobs, war and peace, maybe way at the bottom you should be thinking about marijuana.”

Incarcerated Americans

Perhaps the young people of America DO have their priorities straight. The War on Drugs has failed and wrought collateral damage on human rights. Moms, dads, brothers, and sisters all around the country are incarcerated due to the prohibition of the cannabis hemp plant. Our youth witness how entering the criminal justice system for a marijuana offense has a debilitating effect on a person’s job and career prospects. Students are also at risk of losing student loan eligibility if they get caught with marijuana.
The youth of today recognize the hypocrisy of calling the United States the “land of the free” while boasting highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. By privatizing prisons since the 1980’s, America allowed the for-profit prison industry to flourish, leading to state sanctioned mass incarceration (prisoner lockup quotas are actually written right into contracts with prison companies).
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