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The War on Drugs: Because Prohibition Worked So Well

Chris736 Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 9:02 AM
Why don't we see headlines about how incredibly selfish drug users are? How their drug habits support terrorists who mutilate the genitals of young girls and conduct suicide bombings. Perhaps these people should be asked to stop and consider that our nation pays a high price for their addictions. Nobody makes these decisions in a vacuum, they have repercussions. Broken families and destroyed lives. People always want to kick open Pandora's box but the kickers never take any responsibility for the consequences. Maybe it's time that our nation shook of the whole Peter Pan thing and grew up.
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...