05/29/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

John Stossel: Legalize Cocaine, Heroin, And Crack

ABC's John Stossel is a noted and proud libertarian (watch him interview Arianna on her new book, Right is Wrong, here), and like a true libertarian he favors the legalization of drugs, as he told a medical marijuana benefit the other night (via Page Six). But it's not just marijuana Stossel advocates legalizing; it's hard drugs as well:

The libertarian anchorman told a medical marijuana benefit the other night, "I think all of it should be legal: marijuana, cocaine, heroin and crack." The chatty, weed-loving crowd went silent at his call to legalize hard drugs, and Stossel admitted his own 22-year-old daughter doesn't think it's a good idea. He said although it might result in having more addicts, it's even more dangerous, in his view, to keep drugs illegal because the dealer gangs we're creating will soon be able to buy nuclear weapons.