Does everyone else find it funny that liberals want to ban guns but legalize drugs? In 2010, there were 31,000+ gun related deaths(suicide/homicide/accident) however there were 38,000+ deaths due to drug overdoses.
Progressives made drugs illegal in the first place, they even had alcohol illegal for a time, they are riding a different hobby horse this time. Politicians have thought that by spouting the mantra that they are saving the children it will help them hold their political power, there is also the obvious fact that the people will have less power and also that a drugged population is even less powerful.
The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.