Monday, August 25, 2008

You Screw With Tommy Chong, You Screw With The Constitution

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Tommy Chong’s nine-month jail stint a few years ago was all smoke and mirrors.

Chong – who was jailed by the Bush administration from October 2003 to July 2004 for financing his son’s bong company – says his time in the pen was ridiculous and downright unconstitutional.

He believes the government always had it out for him due to his stoner stance, and says they used the excuse of his son’s bong company to finally arrest him.

He explains, “They weren’t barring me, they were barring my views and opinions. The Bush administration really put the Constitution to the test when they threw me in jail. Freedom of Speech means nothing to them.”

However, Chong’s time in the slammer really wasn’t all that bad.

He says cops, guards, and inmates were “super cool” to him, laughed at his jokes, and asked to take pictures with him every day.

His jail stint and the events leading up to it are the subject of aka Tommy Chong, a documentary that comes out on DVD tomorrow (Aug. 26).

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