A mother blames Senator Rand Paul for the death of her son who smoked a synthetic marijuana because Paul blocked a vote to ban the substance. Should we also blame the deaths of those who die of alcohol poisoning on senators who don’t vote (or propose legislation) to make alcohol illegal?
Side note: The drug didn’t kill her son. Driving while intoxicated did, which, it turns out, is already illegal. This article in the New York Daily News takes 11 paragraphs to finally get to that very relevant circumstance surrounding his death. And it never mentions that what the boy was doing (driving under the influence) is already illegal.
I don’t want to sound crass. I honestly feel bad for the lady, but obviously the law didn’t stop her son from driving under the influence.
This is nothing more than a hit piece on Sen. Paul.