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The War on Drugs: Because Prohibition Worked So Well

Mike23 Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 8:26 PM
This is what I read. ""What are the charges? This June Usada charged Armstrong with drug trafficking and using banned steroids, the red blood cell booster erythropoietin (EPO), and human growth hormone as well as illegal blood transfusions dating back to 1986. What evidence does Usada have? It claims to have incriminating blood samples taken in 2009 and 2010 – the last two years of Armstrong's cycling career – and testimonies from up to 10 former team-mates. Hasn't Armstrong been implicated in doping scandals before?
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...