Why Does America Have a Drug War?

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 22 Apr 2009 12:47:07 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Jacob G. Hornberger at LewRockwell.com - Mr. Hornberger says well what you should already know. The war on some drugs must end. Completely. Now. I'll add that any cop who has ever arrested someone for sale, possession, or ingestion of a forbidden vegetable, and any legislator who has ever voted for legislation criminalizing that peaceful behavior, should be tried for kidnapping, or conspiracy to commit mass kidnapping, and, if found guilty by a jury of his peers, hanged by the neck until dead. [lew]

It is impossible to reconcile the drug war with the principles of a free society. The war has accomplished nothing positive and has done horrific damage. Enough is enough. The time has come for the American people to lead the world out of the drug-war morass. The time has come to repeal all civil and criminal penalties for possession and distribution of drugs. The time has come to end the war on drugs.

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Agreed on the sentiment

Submitted by Arto Bendiken on Wed, 22 Apr 2009 18:44:53 GMT

But a question that has been gnawing at me: why haven't people, in actuality, started already putting, say, Unintended Consequences into action? One would think that in the number of families and lives ruined by the thugs' abuses, particularly on the question of drugs, there would be at least some who'd have said "enough" by now and personally made arrangements for justice in a higher court?

How much more will it / can it take?

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I have often wondered about that

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 22 Apr 2009 19:27:41 GMT

I have often wondered about that. I'm surprised that we haven't heard of lots and lots of people deciding that their loved ones are NOT going to be kept in a jail, for smoking a nearly harmless weed, so they organize a jail-break. But when I mention that possibility on forums, the response is usually, "How could you even imagine that? You might hurt a prison guard!" Sure. So what? They deserve it, for caging people who hurt nobody. Just following orders is no excuse, at least it didn't hold water in Nuremberg.

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The commenly held idea that

Submitted by The Bear At The Table on Tue, 05 May 2009 01:41:46 GMT

The commenly held idea that one's job excuses one's actions must become obsolete in the public psyche before any shift in the direction of freedom is to come about. Without mercy, retribution must be brought upon those compliant with the system's inexcusable actions if history is not to repeat itself.

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It's brewing, perhaps...

Submitted by Arto Bendiken on Thu, 28 May 2009 02:45:25 GMT



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