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The War on Drugs: Because Prohibition Worked So Well

MattDB Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 8:25 PM
That's kind of his point. Laws and enforcement can't correct the hearts of the nation's people. Government continued to spend money, kick down doors and throw people in prisons to get people off drugs. But it doesn't work. Resisting drugs and living a morally responsible life doesn't come through actions of the government.
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...