Former Congressman Tom Tancredo endorses Amendment 64

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Former Congressman Tom Tancredo endorses Amendment 64

Former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo has expressed his full support for Amendment 64. As a staunch conservative, Tancredo's endorsement proves that Amendment 64 isn't a Republican or Democratic issue – it's an issue of common sense, and doing what's best for the state of Colorado.

The congressman announced his support in a guest column that appeared in the Colorado Springs Gazette over the weekend:

I am endorsing Amendment 64 not despite my conservative beliefs, but because of them.

Throughout my career in public policy and in public office, I have fought to reform or eliminate wasteful and ineffective government programs. There is no government program or policy I can think of that has failed in such a unique way as marijuana prohibition.

We are excited to have the support of someone who received more than 650,000 votes in the 2010 Colorado race for governor. Whether you agree with his positions on other issues or not, we hope you appreciate the importance of having someone like him endorse Amendment 64.

Click here to read Congressman Tancredo's entire column. Then share it with any friends or family members you know who supported Tancredo in 2010, but may still be on the fence about, or even opposed to, Amendment 64. We also encourage you to share the op-ed on Facebook and post it on Twitter.

True to his conservative beliefs, Tancredo focused on how marijuana prohibition wastes taxpayer dollars in declaring his support for the initiative. As he says in the op-ed:

Marijuana prohibition is perhaps the oldest and most persistent nanny-state law we have in the U.S. We simply cannot afford a government that tries to save people from themselves. It is not the role of government to try to correct bad behavior, as long as those behaviors are not directly causing physical harm to others.

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Across the board, our current system of marijuana prohibition has failed. It has failed to protect our kids from drug dealers pushing other, far more dangerous drugs, it has failed to keep our borders safe, and it has failed to use taxpayer dollars in the most responsible and efficient manner possible.

Click here to read Tancredo's entire op-ed.