Rand Paul Makes Common Mistake Regarding Another’s Hypocrisy

In an interview aired today on Fox News, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) reiterated that it was hypocritical for Jeb Bush to be in favor of harsh laws for marijuana use since Bush has admitted having used it s a teenager.1

There’s no logic here. With that reasoning, someone who was racist in his past would be prevented from promoting racial equality. Anyone who participated in securing an abortion would be disqualified from working for pro-life initiatives. While this might make pseudo-Catholics like Vice President Biden and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi happy, it is completely non-sensical.

If everyone who committed unwise acts in his life was therefore precluded from writing legislation preventing its reoccurence, we’d never have a voting quorum in Congress!

1 – “Rand Paul Slams Jeb Bush’s ‘Hypocrisy’ on Marijuana,” as seen on “The Kelly File” hosted by Martha MacCallum, 2/25/2015, http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/02/25/sen-rand-paul-slams-jeb-bushs-hypocrisy-marijuana