gunsTommy Benton is a Republican’s Republican. He’s from the deep fried South, completely outside of the mainstream, half-way crazy, and supports corporal punishment for those who come in contact with the evil weed. The sharp minded stoners over at N.O.R.M.L. got a hold of an email the right wing representative from Georgia sent to a constituent that advocates “caning” smokers and “executing” dealers. No, really, that’s his official position. He even wants to toss out the criminal American justice system and adopt a zero tolerance policy like Singapore, writing:

Thanks for the email. We will have to agree to disagree on this and whether or not money is wasted (by mandating the state to prosecute minor marijuana offenders). I am opposed to the legalization of marijuana. I think we should go to caning for people caught using and maybe execute dealers. That would solve the problem as well. That is what they do in Singapore and they don’t have a drug problem.

Even if you’re lucky enough to not be located in Benton’s district or the Peach state itself, a politician this far gone deserves to be chastised, at home, by any upstanding American citizen. |NORML|

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