War on drugs: Major source of evils

First Published: 2012-09-25

Reference is made to the President of the United States listing countries involved in the transportation of illicit drugs into the US.

Fathom the hypocrisy of Obama supporting a drug policy that is destroying the social fabric of so many countries while politely chastising the same countries for their failure at interdiction!!!

Fathom the hypocrisy of the Chief of Staff, Principal Deputy in the US Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues when discussing women’s “rights”, surely aware that US Drug Policy has damaged the lives of the wives, the mothers, the aunts, whole families.

In the early 80’s Dr. Milton Friedman, economist and champion for rights and freedoms wrote a letter to a former US President in which he quoted Oliver Cromwell.

“I beseech you in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken” – about the course of the US Drug Policy.

In the same letter Dr. Friedman referred to measures used to fight the “war on drugs” as the major source of the evils all of us deplore.

How many more years will it take for the Imperial Presidency to come to terms with the failure of a drug policy that has effectively destroyed formerly peaceful countries, in thrall of a policy these poor countries  cannot change?

If there is any “change we can believe in”  it is one that takes the criminality out of drug use and treats it as a health problem.

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