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The War on Drugs: Because Prohibition Worked So Well

kbstreet1 Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 4:25 PM
In the 1970's we had the discussion about controlling narcotics and psychotropic drugs whether legally through the same controls and taxation as alcohol and tobacco or by declaring them illegal and try to control them via the criminal justice system. You know which one the progressives of both parties choose. As is evident it did not work, and prohibition never will work.
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...