In response to:

The War on Drugs: Because Prohibition Worked So Well

Chris736 Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 9:26 AM
What I am saying, and you folks really do like to pick at gnats and miss the bigger picture, is that maybe instead of throwing in the towel on this battle and exponentially increasing our national heartache, that we change the tactics. Let's get rid of the "free to be you and me" generation and go back to extolling responsibility as a virtue. I am so tired of hearing "you have to love yourself first". Drug addicts put themselves first. Do you think that when drugs rule their lives that they really love themselves at that point? Let's teach people that how their lives intersect with other DOES matter. That it's not all about them. Then maybe we'll have much less of a drug and alcohol problem in this country.
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...