CPAC: Fred Thompson, Other Cons Totally Cool with States Legalizing Pot, Gay Marriage


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On the first day of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the biggest annual gathering of right-leaning activists, Reason TV correspondent Kennedy talks with former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) and other attendees about decentralizing power to the states.

Surprisingly, the attendees she talked with were on board with letting states decide issues such as drug legalization and gay marriage. 

"We ought to have the diversity that the states give us," said Thompson, who as an actor appeared for years on Law & Order and in a variety of movies. "We'll see what works out. I'd like to see how that situation out in Colorado [regarding pot legalization] works out, for example….Obamacare…has…reminded us once again how difficult it is and how inappropriate it is for the federal government to take on these massive enterprises."

About 3 minutes. Produced by Meredith Bragg.

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Along with Reason's Matt Welch, Kennedy co-hosts The Independents, which airs at 9:00 PM ET on Fox Business every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Check out the show's website for more info.