Celebrities have best influence when not trying to be political

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Valley News - Opinion
Many entertainers and athletes are trying to use their celebrity status for political influence, but history indicates that celebrities have their greatest impact on public policy when they are not seeking to be political.Despite all of the various peace and justice songs which have been recorded, none of those can be considered songs which had a direct political impact. Sammy Hagar recorded “I Can’t Drive 55” in 1984, but the national 55 mile per hour speed limit wasn’t modified until 1987 and states were not allowed to set freeway speed limits higher than 65 mph or non-interstate speed limits above 55 miles per hour until 1995. Peter Tosh called for the legalization of marijuana in his 1976 song “Legalize It,” but no state in the United States legalized recreational marij
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