Sen. Ted Cruz on Obama, Drug War: "No man is above the law, especially not the president"


“I think we can have an intelligent conversation about drug policy,” says Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), “and the degree to which it may or may not be achieving the ends we hope it would achieve.”

Reason TV caught up with Cruz in Houston at the kickoff to National School Choice Week.

“I will say one thing that’s been dismaying about the Obama administration,” he continues. “The Obama administration’s approach to drug policy is to simply announce that across the country, it is going to stop enforcing certain drug laws. Now, that may or may not be a good policy, but I would suggest that should concern anyone – it should even concern libertarians who support that policy outcome – because the idea that the president simply says criminal laws that are on the books, we’re going to ignore [them]. That is a very dangerous precedent.”

Obama, says Cruz, picks and chooses what laws to follow in a way that is unprecedented in U.S. history.

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