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The War on Drugs: Because Prohibition Worked So Well

SMyles Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 10:34 PM
Not at all. The only evidence of black market activity related to cigs. is between states with diff. taxes. We all know desperate individuals have been robbing merchants and others for centuries. You do know that.....right?
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...