John McCain Respects “Will of the People” on Marijuana Legalization, On Syria Not So Much

who's angry?AZCentral.comSenator John McCain apparently told a town hall in Tucson, Arizona that “maybe” marijuana ought to be legalized, saying he respects “the will of the people,” according to a tweet from an Arizona Daily Star columnist at the town hall. McCain didn’t take the same tone on Syria in that town hall and another in Phoenix, where he was faced by constituents largely opposed to intervention in Syria.

McCain has insisted Obama would be impeached if he put boots on the ground in Syria but hecklers in Phoenix told him his promise not to have a “single American boot on the ground” was “not good enough.” McCain, however, also initially opposed the Syria resolution in the Senate because it proposed only “limited” military action. He switched after a meeting with Obama where he pushed for more support to Syrian rebels. The US is now considering training them.

McCain may think the American people won’t tolerate marijuana prohibition much longer, but he doesn’t seem to know, or care, that they may not tolerate war in Syria either, as Reason TV talked about with the Cato Institute’s executive director, David Boaz, which you can watch below:

 

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    McCain has insisted Obama would be impeached if he put boots on the ground in Syria...

    Impeached by whom exactly?

    Anyway, Maverick might be able to engage the notion that ordinary people have the capacity to decide on what to smoke on their own, but the complexities of lobbing cruise missiles is best left to the experts in D.C.

  • Hugh Akston||

    Don't kid yourself Fisty. Maverick would only legalize under the condition that MJ be tightly controlled and kept far away from childrenz, preferably in a state-run dispensary.

  • Zeb||

    Well he (or his wife anyway) is rich because of stupid liquor distribution laws. Maybe he sees another opportunity.

  • Hillary's Clitdong||

    President Spunkrag urges Congress to ignore their constituents and listen to the call of their warboners.

  • Rich||

    That link killed my browser.

    Of course, it *is* ABC News.

  • SugarFree||

    “Home! Go home!” the McCain commanded when he had ascertained his tumescence.

    War Boner was disinclined to desert him. The McCain thought of writing a resolution, but searched his pockets vainly for pencil and paper. Again he commanded War Boner to go home.

    The latter regarded him wistfully, started away, then returned and pulsed softly. The McCain talked to him gently but seriously, and he cocked his testicles, and listened with painful turgidity.

    “That’s all right, old fellow, you just run along home,” ran the talk. “Go on home and tell them what’s happened to me. Home with you, you erection. Get along home!”

    War Boner knew the meaning of “home,” and though he did not understand the remainder of the McCain’s language, he knew it was his will that he should go home. He turned and hopped reluctantly away. Then he stopped, undecided, and looked back over his shoulder.

    “Go home!” came the sharp command, and this time he obeyed.

    The GOP was on the porch, taking the cool of the afternoon, when War Boner arrived. He came in among them, panting, covered with dust.
  • Pro Libertate||

    Does War Boner Maverick scan with Jet City Woman?

  • SugarFree||

    "War Boner McCain" has the same cadence.

  • Pro Libertate||

    You're right; I accept correction. But someone else will have to write this song. I'm too busy.

  • SugarFree||

    It works with bare any changes at all:

    Every time I leave
    You say you won't be there
    And you're always there
    Every time I cry your name at night
    I pull you close and say it's alright
    I look in your eye, just like the rain
    Washing me, rain wash over me
    Touching your glans, I feel the heat
    Of your heartbeat echo in my head like a scream
    What you do to me
    Waited so long I can't wait another day without you

    War Boner McCain
    It's a long way, home to my
    War Boner McCain
    I see his tip everywhere, can't get him out of my ass

  • Pro Libertate||

    Works for me. Is the band available to cut this variant?

  • ||

    Uh, it's WAR BONER MAVRICK, dumbass.

  • Pro Libertate||

    War Boner Mav'rick. You have no poetry in your soul. Or is that sole? I am craving fish.

  • db||

    It's simple. McCain repsects the will of the people to get stoned out of their gourd and delegate all the tough decisions to Top Men like himself. It is, of course, for their safety: who wants people WUI?

  • Hyperion||

    Umm, this is the same guy who has co-sponsored bills to regulate and outright ban vitamins and herbal supplements.

    He is the worst, I am talking WORST enemy of freedom in congress.

    Johnny boy has a sad because the wack-o birds are kicking his senile old ass. Just keep on kicking wack-o birds, until he's out the door.

  • Tim||

    [War] is instinctive. But the instinct can be fought. We're human beings with the blood of a million savage years on our hands! But we can stop it. We can admit that we're killers...but we're not going to kill...today. That's all it takes! Knowing that we're not going to kill...today!

  • Loki||

    hecklers in Phoenix told him his promise not to have a “single American boot on the ground” was “not good enough.” McCain, however, also initially opposed the Syria resolution in the Senate because it proposed only “limited” military action. He switched after a meeting with Obama where he pushed for more support to Syrian rebels. The US is now considering training them.

    Granted, I'm no "maverick" like John McCain, but I'm pretty sure training the rebels would require boots on the ground. Or are we going to try and "train" them by air dropping copies of Call of Duty and Xboxes? WTF? Is he really that stupid or does he just think we are?

  • johnl||

    Train them in Iraq, Turkey, or Jordan.

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