I cannot fathom why anyone would vote for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for President of the United States. His track record is awful, and that’s putting it lightly. When someone looks at his views on marijuana, whether it be medical or recreational, it becomes rapidly apparent that he is completely out of touch with a majority of Americans. He talks a lot about states rights when it doesn’t pertain to marijuana, but when it comes to marijuana, he is all about trampling the will of voters.
Chris Christie’s reefer madness was on full display this week when he stated that he would crack down on recreational marijuana if he were President. Per the Huffington Post:
If New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) becomes president of the United States, he said on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” Tuesday, he will “crack down” on those states that have ended prohibitions on marijuana.
When asked by Hewitt if he would enforce federal drug laws in those states that have legalized and regulated cannabis, Christie responded unequivocally.
“Absolutely,” Christie said. “I will crack down and not permit it.”
Chris Christie went on to say that no state should be allowed to sell and profit from legalized marijuana. In the past, Chris Christie has stated that he believes medical marijuana is just a front for recreational marijuana. He also stated that New Jersey would not legalize recreational marijuana on his watch, and has made previous comments that he would not treat states well that have legal recreational marijuana on the books.
Last time I checked, true Republicans believed in smaller government, and less federal interference in state matters. But I guess that only applies to issues that Chris Christie supports, and anything he doesn’t believe in should be stopped at all costs, regardless of what voters want. While I don’t think Chris Christie would win in a Presidential race (he has yet to technically announce he is even running), if by some miracle he did, I would probably move to another country.