Friday, March 17, 2006

The Failed War On Drugs


Here's a question no one seems to be able to answer for me.

Q: Prohibition didn't work with alcohol. Why would this failed approach work with illegal drugs?

Check out... The Jailor State and the Drug War by Joel Miller be sure to check out his book Bad Trip: How the War Against Drugs is Destroying America

8 Comments:

At 7:01 AM, Blogger jeb bush said...

the war on drugs does work - it just depends on what you objective is. it doesn't stop the use of drugs though but it does create alot of money for the police, the lawyers, the prisons, the drug testing companies, the "legal" drug companies and any other company that profits by keeping drugs illegal. and let's not forget about all the criminals who break the drug laws and lose their rights to vote - even hitler allowed prisoners to vote - they were still citizens. the war on drugs has nothing to do with drugs it is about greed and control. look at all the people who have done illegal drugs - bush, clinton, rush, gore, pretty much any of the bush's kids - etc. the war on drugs is a sham just like the war on terrorism - it is just about greed and control....

 
At 7:52 AM, Anonymous Jim in PA said...

This question is like asking if alcohol prohibition didn't work why would the prohibition of murder work? Although there are similarities between illegal drugs and alcohol, we are talking about two completely different beasts here.

There are milions of people out there everyday consuming alcohol moderately, responsibly and safely. The same can not be said for most illegal drugs. No one ever does heroine, cocaine or crack in moderation. They always want more. Furthermore, there is a moral discontent for drug use that does not exist with alcohol.

So why didn't alcohol prohibition work? Because the people didn't want it. Why does drug "prohibition" work? Because the "moral majority" supports it, whether they agree with the way it is being enforced or not.

 
At 9:37 PM, Blogger Sick Boy said...

"War on Drugs", "War on Poverty", "War on Illiteracy", "Public Education": Billions spent every fiscal year... time for a change in strategy and tactics? From the dawn of man, we have always wanted to achieve an altered state of consciousness, more money won't change this fact. We had the opportunity to raze Poppy fields in Afghanistan in 2001... and didn't. The emotional tripe of "its their income and way of life" was played, "its their cash crop like tobacco", "it wouldn't 'look' good if we killed their livelyhood" etc. If we legalized and controlled potency we would be contributing to our own "civilized" deconstruction, and further the "dumbing down" of our society. I must agree with Jim in PA for the most part.

 
At 7:57 AM, Blogger jeb bush said...

jim, i know you would like to belive that the war on drugs is for real but it isn't - it is a scam. we spend billions of dollars a year for nothing - our country is awash in illegal drugs - do you really belive that a multibillion dollar business could exist without our governements knowledge and cooperation? if it can we are in big trouble - too many people make too much money keeping drugs illeagal. greed and control that is the reason for the drug war.

 
At 4:14 PM, Anonymous Cindy Sheehan said...

Jeb it's good to see you're back at
Conspiracy Central drinking the Koolaid by the gallon. Did you know that George Bush is a member of the secretive Skull & Bones society? I've even heard that Cheney ate aborted babies while at Haliburton to fuel his enormous ego! You can read all about this and meet fellow Bush haters at moveon.org

 
At 5:15 AM, Blogger jeb bush said...

cindy do you really believe that a multibillion dollar bussiness can operate in our country without the knowledge and cooperation of the government? if it can we have no hope with terrorism - but it is just a scam - some day you will figure it out and good luck with you issues with boy george - you are a true patriot and keep up the good work. bush, clinton, gore, rush, arnold...etc. have all done illegal drugs - wake up and drink the koolaid - the emperor wears no clothes...

 
At 2:39 PM, Anonymous jim in pa said...

jeb,
you a friggin' idiot and a dumbass!

 
At 6:18 PM, Blogger jeb bush said...

jim,
it is kinda funny that you don't dispute anything that i said. do you really believe that bush is so inept that a multibillion dollar business can exist without our government's knowledge? i think you may be the idiot and dumbass - sorry.

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home