Al Sharpton thinks he has found a new thing to push as a civil rights issue. Legalized Marijuana. What’s likely going on here, is that Al is looking at the financial potential and is seeing dollar signs.
The Daily Caller reports:
Al Sharpton Says Weed Is The Next ‘Civil Rights Cause’
Rev. Al Sharpton argued that the fight to legalize marijuana is the next civil rights cause in a Thursday op-ed for the Guardian.
Sharpton, an activist and preacher, said it’s crucial to decriminalize marijuana because laws against it have oppressed minorities over the years, making it difficult for them to get good educations and other opportunities.
“It is a civil rights cause that we should not postpone, but accelerate during these dark and difficult times,” Sharpton said. “For Democrats and progressives, the arguments have always been clear: generations of Americans, overwhelmingly people of color, have been imprisoned and starved of access to higher education, housing, and economic opportunities, and stripped of their inalienable right to vote thanks to non-violent acts.”
Sharpton said the plan to fight marijuana laws would free the next generation of minorities from the “oppression” that their parents faced due to marijuana laws.
Why does anyone take this man seriously?