Ironically, the age of austerity may provide an out for people who abuse their wives, girlfriends, and children, but if the federal government gets its way, decriminalized marijuana will become a thing of the past. Apparently putting taxdollars to work locking up pot smokers and hippies is more important than protecting battered women. Topeka Kansas Considers Decriminalizing Domestic Violence You gotta love right wing "family" values. Every man for himself. The party of "voter suppression" and "let him die" strikes again.