A passage from Barack Obama’s book Dreams From My Father has come back to haunt him this week, as it was revealed that he confessed to committing various felony crimes.
In the book, Obama brags about smoking marijuana and snorting cocaine, both of which are felony crimes.
“I had learned not to care,” he wrote, according to Poor Richard’s News. “I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years. Pot had helped, and booze;maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though—Mickey, my potential initiator had been just a little too eager for me to go through with that.”
Obama has often spoken of his past as a cocaine addict, apparently unaware that this was indeed a felony crime. While smoking marijuana isn’t necessarily a felony in Hawaii, what Obama said he did with marijuana definitely was:
Junkie. Pothead. That’s where I’d be headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man. Except the highs hadn’t been about that, me trying to prove what a down brother I was. Not by then anyway. I got just the opposite effect, something that could push questions of who I was out of my mind, something that could flatten out the landscape of my heart, blur the edges of my memory. I had discovered that it didn’t make any difference whether you smoked reefer in the white classmate’s sparkling new van, or in the dorm room of some brother you’d met at the gym, or on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids who had dropped out of school and now spent most of their time looking for an excuse to brawl.
In Hawaii, possessing marijuana within 750 of school grounds is a felony crime that is punishable by up to five years in prison. Cocaine possession, of course, comes with an even heavier sentence…
We can only hope that there is a way to finally prosecute Obama for these crimes. While the statute of limitations has likely long expired, this president DESERVES to be in jail!
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