Drug Laws: By Cenk's Logic, We Could Decriminalize Murder

March 31st, 2011 10:24 PM

When it comes to marijuana, I'm a libertarian. That said, Cenk Uygur has made possibly the worst argument ever in favor of legalizing it.  On his MSNBC show this evening, Uygur advocated the decriminalization of marijuana since, 74 years after the feds made loco weed illegal, people continue to smoke it, or as Cenk put it, the War on Drugs is unwinnable.

Yo, Cenk: Cain killed Abel more than 5,000 years ago.  Murder has been illegal ever since, and yet people continue to commit it.  By that logic, since the War on Homicide is also unwinnable, should we decriminalize murder?

Be sure to view the video after the jump. Not only will you hear Cenk make his nonsensical argument, you'll see Dem Rep. Jared Polis.  On the one hand, the congressman went on to make a number of better arguments in favor of decriminalization.  On the other, not to be unkind, but the man from Colorado looks like he's been on a few Rocky Mountain highs himself.

Watch Uygur's utterly illogical argument.


CENK UYGUR: In 1937, Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act, which in essence began the federal criminalization of pot. Now, it's been nearly 75 years since then. I gotta ask you: how's that War on Drugs being going for us?  Let me be a little bold, and ask you this as well, or say this to you: I can prove to you beyond a shadow of a doubt how ridiculous the War on Drugs is. Really?  Can I?  Let's watch and see. Raise your hand if you think we will ever win the War on Drugs. That we will have, for example, the United States President come out and say: today, we have completely defeated drugs.  We won, drugs lost. Seriously, did any of you raise your hand? Does anyone in the country believe that?  Even the most ardent, the Drug Czar, like, yeah, does he really think we're going to win the War on Drugs and people aren't going to take drugs anymore?  That sounds crazy, right?

Here's Rep. Polis.