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Friday, June 15, 2012

On The 41st Anniversary Of The War On Drugs, Almost Half Of Federal Prisoners Are Drug Offenders

It’s been 41 years since Nixon declared a “War on Drugs,” and we know now that it has been a failed mission. We haven’t conquered drug abuse with an expensive, 41-year “War on Drugs,” just like Prohibition didn’t conquer alcohol abuse. What the War has done is dramatically increase the number of Americans jailed for drug offenses...I don’t condone drug abuse, but at what point do we admit that the “war on drugs” isn’t working? It’s costing us a lot of money, it’s costing us a lot of freedom, it’s costing us a lot of lives and, oh yeah, it’s not really accomplishing anything.
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