In a wide-ranging Rolling Stone interview hitting such diverse topics as Bernie Sanders’ appeal to young people, music and drugs, former Congressman Barney Frank—the first openly gay member of Congress—slammed the drug war and called for the legalization of all drugs.
Asked what the next frontier of progressive politics is, Frank said that lefties should fight to lower the military budget, create a better economic safety net, and “end the stupid drug war.”
Pressed on whether he thinks all drugs should be legal, including heroin and meth, Frank doubled down:
Yeah. We should outlaw a drug if it is likely to make you mistreat others. People don’t hit other people in the head because they’re on heroin; they hit other people in the head because they need to get money to buy heroin.