This Willie Nelson story really has my ass rubbed raw. If it was anyone else we would have received probation, a fine and had to attend drug awareness classes at the least. He gets to sing Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain? The drug laws in this country are obsolete. How much money have we spent on the war on drugs? Check the sidebar, down by the debt clock. That is just this year. In total I would guess it is close to as much as we have spent on the "War on Poverty" and that started in '64. The war on drugs is only 40 years old. Both of those programs are colossal failures. Trillions of dollars thrown down the toilet with nothing to show for it. Yet we fund them every year. No wonder we are broke.
Don't get me wrong. I have no problem with Willie getting a light sentence. But if I ever get popped for possession of some wacky tabacky. By God, I got a buddy that plays guitar, and I'll sure as hell sing Blue Eyes Cryin In The Rain to the judge. Shit, I'll sing Chicago to him if that is his favorite band. The Hudspeth County DA has set a legal precedence here in Texas and I will be the first one to use it. If that is ever necessary.
UPDATE: The judge says it was just a joke that got out of hand. Yea, got out of hand in the media and almost got your ass in a world of shit. Wanna bet they are democrats?