In an article by Jessie McKinley of the New York Times, Pat Robinson the founder and chairmen of the Christian Broadcasting Network, wants to legalize marijuana. According to the article Robinson believes that the war on drugs has failed. He believes in "working with the hearts of people, not locking them up." Robinson states that prisons are too overcrowded and the social cost of putting drug offenders in prison is too high.
The articles uses mainly pathos and logos to argue its points. The author uses an evangelical minister, who has been preaching for 50 years. Even a minister of 50 years, and a famous one at that, wants to legalize marijuana, a typically liberal ideal. The article cites logos when displaying and reinforcing Robinson's ideas. The article effectively uses karios, because it is published at a time where more than half of Americans support the decriminalization of marijuana.