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The War on Drugs: Because Prohibition Worked So Well

FreeThinkerGuy Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 8:56 PM
So, you want them to spend $80 or $100 billion/year and toss twice as many people in jail while you sip your drink and feel smug about yourself. You want even more police power and swat teams roaming neighborhoods. Get real. We could spend $1 trillion and people would still do them. Regardless, ending the W on D will reduce violent crime significantly by taking the money out of drugs. More young kids won't see the local guy making money dealing and will follow another path.
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...