Joe Biden is bribing the American people again before the elections, this time with a mass pardon of all federal offenses of simple marijuana possession.
And of course he’s doing it in the name of racism.
Via Fox News:
President Biden will pardon all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession, the White House said Thursday, a move toward decriminalizing the drug.
The move applies to those convicted of simple possession of marijuana, including those in the District of Columbia, according to senior officials. The White House noted that people of color and White people use marijuana at similar rates, but that “black and brown people have been arrested, prosecuted, and convicted at disproportionate rates.”
“As I’ve said before, no one should be in jail just for using or possessing marijuana,” Biden tweeted Thursday. “Sending people to jail for possessing marijuana has upended too many lives — for conduct that is legal in many states. That’s before you address the clear racial disparities around prosecution and conviction. Today, we begin to right these wrongs.”
The pardons will help people with simple marijuana possession convictions overcome obstacles to finding a job or renting a home, Biden said.
“There are thousands of people who have prior Federal convictions for marijuana possession, who may be denied employment, housing, or educational opportunities as a result,” he said. “My action will help relieve the collateral consequences arising from these convictions.
I’ve never liked the idea of decriminalizing marijuana usage. Admittedly, I’ve never used it so I don’t know first hand what it does to someone.
But no matter how you feel about it, I just hate this pardon being done in the name of racism. As I’ve said before, police go to where crime is happening in a city. If crime is much higher on the east side of town, that’s where a good number of them will be in order to better respond to it or maybe even prevent it.
Because of this it’s categorically unfair to suggest that black and brown people are targeted by police more than whites.
But let’s be honest. This is all just a pretext to getting more votes in November, as I suggested above. Biden has already gone after the college loan crowd and now he’s going after the marajuana user crowd because he and Democrats are desperate.