Celebrity of the week: Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe

Welcome to a new weekly post I will be doing called “Celebrity of the Week”. Here, I will be posting updates on celebrities who talk about individual freedoms and the role of government.

This week we’re looking at noted hunk Rob Lowe. Promoting his new book, Love LifeLowe talked to the New York Times about his changing political values:

You’ve compared loyalty to a political party to recreational drug use. You’ve been sober for several years now, so what did you mean by that?

I find them both highly overrated. Each day another state makes it O.K. for my 18-year-old — any 18-year-old — to go and buy pot like he’s buying a Pepsi-Cola, and so let’s face it: In the United States, recreational drug use is sort of acceptable. Belonging to one party is acceptable. But my days of just ticking the party box are long over. I judge the candidates for who they are.

So what do you believe?

My thing is personal freedoms, freedoms for the individual to love whom they want, do with what they want. In fact, I want the government out of almost everything.

The former endorser of Michael Dukakis has come a long way! Rob Lowe currently stars on the sitcom Parks and Recreation, which is essential viewing for all political junkies. It might be simplistic for me to think this, but maybe he’s changed his mind due to the words of legendary character/personal hero of mine, Ron Swanson.


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