— Hubert Humphrey
Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate
Nancy Grace and 2 Chainz got together in the deepest, darkest, dustiest corner of cable television last night to debate marijuana legalization. Now, some people might say “Who in the h.e. double hockey sticks cares about what a completely irrelevant blowhard ‘news commentator’ and a pretty good rapper have to say about American legislation?”
But I’m here to tell you that these two are doing their patriotic duty. While you are lazily keeping your thoughts on most of the innumerable issues that face our government to yourselves or polite conversations with close friends and family, they are doing the yeoman’s work of American democracy: being hopelessly opposed yet continuing to lob incidental “evidence” at each other and not listen or give an inch for 10–15 minutes which leads in to some Pepsi and Nationwide Insurance commercials.
For if we as a nation want to find a position closer to Capital “T” Truth and justice for all people in the way we live our daily lives, it can’t be just smart, informed, and open-minded citizens participating in discourse that includes a give and a take of facts, data, and yes sometimes opinion. No, everyone must be arguing all the time.
For his part, 2 Chainz stays amazingly calm in the face of Grace’s completely unlistening rambling from one allegation and passive-aggressive dig to another. It almost feels like he has proven himself in the minor leagues so now he should be promoted to a higher division of cable TV debate and talk about pot with Shepard Smith.
The complete professional, 2 Chainz even posted this photo and kind comment to his Instagram account following the interview: