Thursday, May 23, 2013

AG Kane: Prohibitionist

Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane spoke recently at a gathering of newspaper editors about her thoughts on medical marijuana and the proposed decriminalization of recreational use.

There is legislation proposing exactly that, which likely prompted the question.

She believes marijuana is a gateway drug that will make you turn to other hard drugs.  She also fears medical marijuana prescriptions will be given out “willy-nilly.”

Her prohibitionist policies do not however appear to transcend to alcohol.  In fact, during her campaign, The Sentinel  reported that her family holds a multi-million dollar contract with the state for the storage and delivery of liquor and wine.

The Attorney General is the top prosecutor in Pennsylvania and the law of the land explicitly prohibits municipalities form enacting municipal gun laws.  The AG is supposed to go after people for breaking Pennsylvania’s laws, not encourage them to break them and pledge to use state resources to defend them.

As far as slowing up permits, the only permits issued in Pennsylvania for guns are concealed carry permits.  Disarming law-abiding citizens and preventing them from being able to defend themselves, their family, or their property is a terrible idea.

Kane is a prohibitionist, and a hypocritical one at that.  Fellow nanny-stater Michael Bloomberg has to be proud…the Soda-banning Bloomberg’s six-figure superpac expenditures to prop up her campaign are paying off.

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