…make this much sense while still in office?
Jimmy Carter wants to call off the global drug war, and start introducing new policies which will actually reduce drug use, help people who are drug-dependent, and stop curtailing freedoms for vast numbers of people whose crimes essentially hurt nobody.
This is another of those issues where, ostensibly, all sides want the same thing; fewer people being damaged by harmful and addictive substances. But the supporters of the catastrophic “War on Drugs” are either too blinded by ideology to consider a more liberal approach, even if it’s demonstrably better at achieving what they want, or they’re being disingenuous when they express compassion, and really only want to see more people locked up, not helped.
(h/t Russell Blackford)