Monday, November 29, 2010


In The State of Texas an individual in possession of ‘more than 4 ounces but less than 5 pounds of marijuana’ is subjected to 2 years in state jail and/or a fine of not more than $10,000. If I - or my son or daughter - were in the recent mess that Willie Nelson is in we would go to jail. Willie Nelson will not. $10,000 is nothing to him.
I am not so much embittered that Mr. Nelson will do little or no penance; I am, once again, astonished by the double standards of our laws as they relate to the elite.
There are poor bastards rotting in prisons all over this country that have violated lesser laws than this. Why do we find Willie Nelsons’ bust an amusing and silly peccadillo? Slam him hard or release the lesser offenders.


Blogger mayorjones said...

The Willie and his pot story is long, well documented and in many ways, sad. Realize that this individual could very well be your grandfather. If your grandpa had a pot addiction, I'm guessing it would seem sad and pathetic. When it's someone else's (guessing Willie has grand kids), it's funny and we write songs about it. I agree 100% with you Thom. There's a double standard here and it's not funny. It's ridiculous.

December 3, 2010 at 1:05 PM  

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