What part of the Constitution authorizes the WOD's, the single most destructive war in history that has eroded our basic rights.
What war on anything has ever been declared victorious and ended?
Not one, The war on poverty had been going on since 65 at cost of 11-13 trillion flushed down the toilet with no end in site, in fact it is expanding.
The WOD in 73? has cost untold trillions and the destruction of 4th amendment rights, SWAT teams breaking down doors in the middle of the night many times at wrong addresses with no recourse from the victims, etc....all based on "informants"
The war on terror......will go on forever....are you seeing a pattern here?
BTW, how did that war on alcohol work out?
It worked out great didn't it, FOR the Government that is.
And before you start with the libertarian BS, I am not advocating legalizing drugs, what I am saying is that there are many things that are illegal yet there is no "war" on them.
Of course, LVR; big government is not good - welfare should be eliminated, only Depts should be State, War, Justice and perhaps a few real basic agencies lumped into Interior. Perhaps 10% of the bureaucracy that we have today.
SWAT teams, IMHO, are not the way to go. It’s exciting perhaps for people who enjoy such things, but suspects could be picked up much in much easier and safer ways.
There should be no Federal money going to States for anything.
It’s not the sellers that should be sought so earnestly, but the users. Start with $500 fine and go up for repeat offenders. It should be treated like public drunkenness in terms of jail time, no lengthy term, just to sober up like that guy on Andy Griffith. The fines keep going up for repeat offenses, and fines can’t be gotten away from. The system should be designed to make being a drug user costly. Aggressively hand out those fines, the same way they do traffic tickets, with all revenue going back to taxpayers as a refund. The sellers will disappear when the buyers disappear.
Murder is a crime that should not be backed off on, and LE should spend much of their resources tracing and tracking and knowing what is going on in their locales. Other than that, though they are committing a crime by selling, sellers are supplying a demand and it’s the demand that needs to be reduced, not the supply, in order to rid our nation of this vile waste.
Calling something a war that is not a war, I agree, is not smart and not good. The war on terror avoids the best course of action regarding security, which is to recognize that islam needs to be eliminated from the U.S. as the murderous cult that it is. Not eliminating it will lead to islamization of the U.S. It’s a simple choice and the correct answer is a simple remedy for most of our security issues, but it’s difficult to do now because few can distinguish between the true faith of the Bible and a murderous cult.