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The War on Drugs: Because Prohibition Worked So Well

Mike23 Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 8:56 AM
The price is artificially high due to prohibition and the Black Market, not the special properties or rarity of the substance. How'd you miss that?? Your bias got in the way.
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...