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The War on Drugs: Because Prohibition Worked So Well

Mike23 Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 3:04 PM
Alcohol is a DRUG! The Henningfield-Benowitz substance comparison charts Nicotine. Cocaine. Caffeine. Marijuana. Benowitz. Henningfield. Less More. The Henningfield-Benowitz substance comparison charts. Black Market prices cause some people, to steal to satisfy their addiction. To say crime will not decrease is disingenuous. First of all 850000 of our fellow Americans would cease being arrested, annually. AND, Al Capone was replaced by Coors, Bud, Seagrams and a slew of other job producing, tax paying businesses. The Black Market in Alcohol disappeared, over night.
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...