By TonyStiles.com co-editor and writer Jordan “The Slavic Libertarian” Marinovich

Mr. Obama,

What if I told you that with a swipe of your pen, you could free millions of nonviolent people? What if I also told you, by setting them free, you paid for them to go to college with no additional tax hikes? If you could flick your wrist and help end the ruining of lives and get them an education at the exact same time, would you do it?

During the State of the Union Address, you proposed “free” community college. You know as well as I what the biggest criticism is: money. Who’s going to pay for it? Where’s it going to come from? You plan to collect the 60 billion dollars needed by raising taxes on capital gains, banks, retirement plans and (for some odd and rather ironic reason) college savings funds.

Forget all that. Reschedule marijuana. Yes, it really is that simple.

The Controlled Substances Act says the attorney general can “remove any drug or other substance from the schedules if he finds that the drug or other substance does not meet the requirements for inclusion in any schedule.” Order him to do it. Rescheduling marijuana to a higher numbered tier will lower the overall penalties for drug offenses.

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