Explain the "war on drugs."



  • I was watching a documentary. About drugs. In PRISON.

    Can someone explain to me, how we should continue spending BILLIONS of dollars on law enforcement's "war on drugs," trying to keep drugs out of the country and off the streets... when they can't even keep drugs out of a goddamn PRISON?



  • Can keep, he'll they're the ones doing it!

    The hillarious thing is that everyone wants to blame drugs on blacks and mexicans, but it is mostly a white people issue.

    Ah well, just another excuse for the government to take our rights to keep us safe. Even though it's worse now then it ever was, kind of like Chicago, well one could make the argument that without prohibition Chicago might not be the city it is today.



  • According to a high level Nixon advisor it was all to create a tool for control.
    Nixon was the First to adopt the Term War on Drugs.

    http://harpers.org/archive/2016/04/legalize-it-all/

    The money quote:

    "At the time, I was writing a book about the politics of drug prohibition. I started to ask Ehrlichman a series of earnest, wonky questions that he impatiently waved away. “You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal prison, had little left to protect. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

    I must have looked shocked. Ehrlichman just shrugged. Then he looked at his watch, handed me a signed copy of his steamy spy novel, The Company, and led me to the door."



  • Everywhere angle you look at the government from, you find lies and deliberate deception.



  • @rhyno White's use. Mexican and blacks produce and distribute.

    Scum is scum. It really doesn't matter what their nationality is.

    This pretty much sums up my feelings about the war on drugs.

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    Watching that War on Drugs the other day really put it into perspective. Guys making millions in cash, not paying taxes, and I'm sure some of them are on government assistance just because they can. They can't keep drugs out or prison...not jail...prison but they act like they make even the smallest dent in keeping drugs out of the country. When watching that documentary/series it was painfully obvious that the crazy amount of money spend on the "war on drugs" is such a waste. The spy planes in the air, the amount of equipment that is required, the man hours that go into it all for what? The people who are going to do drugs are going to do them. If crack became legal tomorrow that doesn't mean everyone is going to start doing crack.

    Then they let people out who commit crimes with firearms are are felons caught with firearms all the while taxing the people who are doing the right thing more and more and putting more restrictions on law abiding citizens that want to own firearms. It is truly disgusting.



  • We can't fight a war on drugs with open borders. The left wants a drugged up population that doesn't work or can't control themselves. Its their voting pool.



  • @norcal_in_az said:

    We can't fight a war on drugs

    Fixed it for you.

    Want to WIN the war on drugs? Legalize them. ALL of them.

    Short of that, there is NO WINNING that so-called war.



  • @orkan said:

    @norcal_in_az said:

    We can't fight a war on drugs

    Fixed it for you.

    Want to WIN the war on drugs? Legalize them. ALL of them.

    Short of that, there is NO WINNING that so-called war.

    The war on drugs is a frickin joke.
    Alcohol is, without a doubt, the most abused narcotic in the western world. And it is legal.

    99% of the Lawyers make the rest look bad.

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    And I am guilty! I like my bourbon!



  • Yes sir, alcohol production provides a huge amount of tax revenue. You can make beer or wine at home but not distilled booze. The first tax implemented upon a domestic product.

    The Whiskey Rebellion, also known as the Whiskey Insurrection, was a tax protest in the United States beginning in 1791, during the presidency of George Washington. The so-called "whiskey tax" was the first tax imposed on a domestic product by the newly formed federal government. It became law in 1791, and was intended to generate revenue to help reduce the national debt.[3] Although the tax applied to all distilled spirits, whiskey was by far the most popular distilled beverage in the 18th-century U.S. Because of this, the excise became widely known as a "whiskey tax". The new excise was a part of U.S. treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton's program to pay war debt incurred during the American Revolutionary War.

    Legalize, regulate and tax it all, but then what will happen to the budgets of law enforcement who rely on confiscated property revenues? How many of the anti drug soldiers will be out of work and last but not least how much of a hit will the pockets of those that allow and facilitate the drugs into the country take? Think of the poor banks loss of laundry fees.

    99% of the Lawyers make the rest look bad.

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  • @mamalukino said:

    Legalize, regulate and tax it all, but then what will happen to the budgets of law enforcement who rely on confiscated property revenues? How many of the anti drug soldiers will be out of work and last but not least how much of a hit will the pockets of those that allow and facilitate the drugs into the country take? Think of the poor banks loss of laundry fees.

    In one paragraph, you describe nearly every reason why this "war on drugs" exists in the first place. Anyone that believes the government or law enforcement legitimately wants to stop it, are truly idiotic.


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    A step in the right direction it seems. We will see what comes of it.

    http://fortune.com/2016/04/06/dea-decision-marijuana-reschedule/


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