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The War on Drugs: Because Prohibition Worked So Well

Behog05 Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 4:45 AM
The irony and the tragedy of the current situation is the fact that so many of our "leaders" both in the corporate and political world have admitted there use of drugs. The current President has written about his felonious use of drugs. The primary difference between all of those who have "experimented" with illegal drugs and become successful and those who have had a criminal arrest or incarceration ruin their lives is a simple one - they got caught.
Forty years ago, the United States locked up fewer than 200 of every 100,000 Americans. Then President Nixon declared war on drugs. Now we lock up more of our people than any other country -- more even than the authoritarian regimes in Russia and China.

A war on drugs -- on people, that is -- is unworthy of a country that claims to be free.

Unfortunately, this outrage probably won't be discussed in Tampa or Charlotte.

The media (including Fox News) run frightening stories about Mexican cocaine cartels and marijuana gangs. Few of my colleagues stop to think that this is...