In a recent podcast episode of “Penn’s Sunday School”, magician, comedian and social activist Penn Jillette took President Obama and his drug policies to task. Jillette went on a major rant saying that if President Obama had been arrested and charged, under his own policies, he would never have been able to be President.
Jillette seemed to be most upset over the sweeping nature of marijuana laws which put 1 out of 6 people in prison for non violent marijuana possession. Jillette has never drank or done drugs in his life.
“Now, he has not left this to states’ rights. As you know, medical marijuana… you can get in California, and the feds are coming in to try to stop this. States’ rights don’t mean jack sh*t to the Obama administration on anything except gay marriage.”
Jillette also took real issue with the admission by Obama in his book “Dreams of the Father” that he had smoked weed when he was younger and had perhaps done a little blow.
“What troubles me about this… I think it’s beyond hypocrisy. I think it’s something to do with class. A lot of people have accused Obama of class warfare, but in the wrong direction. I believe this is Obama chortling with Jimmy Fallon about lower class people. Do we believe, even for a second, that if Obama had been busted for marijuana — under the laws that he condones — would his life have been better? If Obama had been caught with the marijuana that he says he uses, and ‘maybe a little blow’… if he had been busted under his laws, he would have done hard f*cking time. And if he had done time in prison, time in federal prison, time for his ‘weed’ and ‘a little blow,’ he would not be President of the United States of America. He would not have gone to his fancy-a** college, he would not have sold books that sold millions and millions of copies and made millions and millions of dollars, he would not have a beautiful, smart wife, he would not have a great job. He would have been in f*cking prison, and it’s not a god damn joke. People who smoke marijuana must be set free. It is insane to lock people up.”
Watch the full clip here