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Lady Napolitano’s Little Monsters

jmonaco Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 8:15 PM
KT -- From many of the comments posted in response, it appears a large number of people took away no lessons from the failed attempt at prohibition. The current (futile) War on Drugs began in 1973 with the creation of the DEA. For those who aren't aware, the DEA falls within the DoJ, has an annual budget of over $2.4B and 11,000 employees. That's probably resulted in more than $90B diverted from the economy since creation. It's mission is to enforce the federal drug laws and coordinate the government's drug control activities. It is estimated to be successful at interdicting a whopping 1% of all illegal drugs in the US. For some people, I guess, the Constitution (possibly like religious dogma) is to be respected "a' la carte".
Carl265 Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 11:53 PM
Sorry, The war on drugs started with the Harrison Narcotics act at the turn of the century, the 19th one. Otherwise productive workers were prohibited by law to obtain opium and heroin from their doctors and the underground drug movement flourished. So here we are104 years later and have learned "o", nohing, nada. Kind of like electing "o" . We as a nation are very slow learners. Can you say "YOU CANNOT FIX STUPID".

Pop star Lady Gaga and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano both attract ‘little monsters.’ But whereas Lady Gaga attracts innocuous albeit freakishly dressed teenagers, Lady Napolitano literally attracts ‘little monsters’—violent cárteles del narcotráfico.

The Obama administration, with Lady Napolitano at the helm of the Department of Homeland Security, is unconstitutionally driving the American drug market underground, where the drugs are more potently addictive and the dealers are brutal Mexican cartel leaders. Here is what happens when the federal government tries to regulate narcotics:

A black market emerges

When the federal government prohibits a substance, whether it is alcohol or...