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The War on Drugs: Because Prohibition Worked So Well

kvr929rr Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 10:11 PM
I'm saying that legalizing it opens the door to greater control over what a person does and where he goes by the government because now they will have better reasons to monitor them and curtail certain activities based on their possible mental state. They can only do that if they monitor you all the time. You can already be tracked by your cell phone. At some point a drug user is going to kill some one in a car and that is going to spark an outcry. It may take a while but your real freedoms will be curtailed yet again. On top of that someone has to pay for it and that person is usually the taxpayer.
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...