Politicians come and politicians go, but one thing's a constant: campaign promises.
While most promises fade into the background din of cutting the debt, better education and how much more one guy loves America more than the other guy, Andy Caffrey, a candidate for the House of Representatives in California’s 2nd Congressional District promises to light up a joint on the steps of Congress, if he's elected the Independent Voter Network reports.
Caffrey, a Democrat, intends his toking to be an act of civil disobedience. He expects to be arrested by Capitol Police and intends to use the attention to put the spotlight on the larger attention of federal marijuana policy.
While Caffrey would be a fringe candidate anywhere else — including much of California — his district encompasses a very liberal swath of real estate from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to Humboldt County to the Oregon boarder.
In his own words: "We have to redirect trillions of dollars away from war, away from the war on drugs, and we have to get it back from the rich to rebuild our infrastructure all over the country. We have to become locally sustainable. We have to look at food security, water security, and we have to have a safety net that’s going to take care of everybody."