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The War on Drugs: Because Prohibition Worked So Well

walt85 Wrote: Sep 09, 2012 12:35 AM
It will never happen in the U.S. There are too many folks making a handsome living associated with the socalled War on Drugs. Just think about all the attorneys, judges, jailers. numerous police organizations, rehabilitation rackets, medical organizations, insurance companies, bankers, smugglers, drug lords, growers, closet chemists, pushers and politicians to name a few who profit from the current war on drugs. The average person hasn,t got a cluenand never will. He or she is convinced it's a morality issue. All you have to do is follow the dollar.
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...