Category Archives: The War on Drugs

Abolish the DEA: 7 Reasons to Get Rid Of It Completely

Reason number one, prohibition doesn’t work. And two, the DEA is one of the most destructive and wasteful alphabet agencies in America. The so-called War on Drugs is not winnable because it was never designed to be won. There is … Continue reading

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Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life (and Death) in Prison

 If you look at the drug war from a purely economic point of view, the role of the government is to protect the drug cartel. That’s literally true. – Milton Friedman The so-called “War on Drugs” is responsible for more … Continue reading

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The War on Drugs Was Born 100 Years Ago

The fact that more people see the solution for the drug addict as not illegal markets, high prices, and the threat of imprisonment, but in education, medical treatment, counseling, and social pressures means that it is possible that we could … Continue reading

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Chicago Cops Swabbing Random Train Passengers at Random Stations for Explosives

You can try to tell me that this is not as bad as Nazi Germany in the late 30’s but I won’t listen because I know better. — jtl, 419 PS And those of you who wasted your time voting … Continue reading

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Surprise: The Drug War Isn’t About Drugs

…actually “winning” the drug war would mean ending it. And who in US domestic law enforcement wants to cut off the source of billions in federal aid and military equipment, militarized SWAT teams and unprecedented surveillance and civil forfeiture powers? This … Continue reading

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America, this is your war on drugs.

via Reason Magazine  The little corrupt town of Alpine, TX is in the big corrupt county of Brewster–one of the most isolated areas in the uSSA. I suppose our proximity to Mexico is the reason but I’d bet you can’t … Continue reading

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No Gun on the Border

The violent force in this area that presents itself daily is the roaming passel of unaccountable federal agents who have orders to stop everybody, despite the lack of “reasonable suspicion,” “probable cause,” or any other supposedly legal standard because of … Continue reading

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Competing Histories of Marijuana Prohibition Emerge

Staff Report by the Daily Bell The Federal Marijuana Ban Is Rooted in Myth and Xenophobia … The federal law that makes possession of marijuana a crime has its origins in legislation that was passed in an atmosphere of hysteria … Continue reading

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Did Esequiel Hernandez Jr. Die in Vain?

Here is what happened the last time we “militarized” the uS border with Mexico. Apparently the answer to the question is, yes. — jtl, 419 by Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume June 13, 1997: When I returned from out of the … Continue reading

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How the Drug War Drives Child Migrants to the US Border

Mises Daily: Monday, July 14, 2014 by Mark Thornton Most attentive parents today rarely allow their children to go unsupervised, particularly in public. It starts with the wireless baby monitor for the crib and ends with the ever-present cell phone at college … Continue reading

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