Skip to comments.The War On Drugs
Posted on 08/05/2011 3:16:16 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse
I rarely post an article, even more rare that I post a vanity. I feel that this is a topic that involves everybody, both pro and against. I have a few thoughts of my own, but I would also like to hear from heads and tails. Law enforcement, if they wish, please add your viewpoints; I am certain that you have a unique perspective. I'm hoping that this doesn't turn into a flame war.
I will submit from the start that I do not use drugs. So if anybody wants to issue a blanket statement that states 'If you don't use them, why be afraid if you have nothing to hide.' I regard that statement as analogous to 'if you have nothing to hide, why not submit to your house being search at will." Both statements are totalitaian canards by nature. They are disingenuous at best. Horrific at the worst.
There is something I want to address, a peculiar, non-traditional method that our government imposes, a dictum that seems to be the only solution for any problem that may arise.
Take the Second Amendment for example. Gun control (I often call it 'citizen control'). It appears that our government always addresses the lowest denominator possible. What I mean by this is that we have a relatively small group of people responsible for gun violence. In this scenario, the government responds by abrogating the rights of the many, law abiding citizens who are not guilty of these acts. Another example is the policing of what we eat. Same methodology. Restrictions are imposed on restaurants because a small group of people do not meet the physical 'requirements' that our politicians believe to be ideal.
This creeping type of political ideology is becoming more bold with every passing day. It is an invasion on all levels ranging from repealing 'don't ask, don't tell', to the blatant edicts emanating from Homeland Security. Which brings me to the crux of the matter. What and when is enough?
I will plainly state that I have had enough. How can any person state that we are fighting a War on Drugs and War on Terror with a straight face? We can simply declare that we have no borders and that could be stated with a straight face.
If you cannot (rather will not) find wave upon wave of illegal immigrants, how can you possibly expect to win both wars?
The reason is that such policies are intended for political expediency, and nothing more. Both parties are falling all over themselves to court the potential voting block. So what are they doing?
They are fighting a War on Civilians. Creating more and more alphabet soup agencies that it is mind numbing. This done out of 'sensitivities' so as not to offend Islam, illegal aliens, and other pet liberal groups.
The only people on the losing side in The War on Drugs are the average citizens who favor our disappearing Constitutional Republic. Our rights are being systematically destroyed, the Constitution is being fed into the paper shredder and it will not stop. Again, the question "what and when does it stop?". I for one have had enough. How do you feel?
In Lansing Michigan, a “medical” marijuana clinic has been handing out free pot to people who register to vote.
I wonder what would happen if a pharmacist decided to give out oxycontin to people who register to vote.
So, is what you’re saying is that we should legalize drugs, or just get rid of big government ‘War on Drugs’ agencies that so far made no impact whatsoever?
There is no war ON drugs. There is only the ‘appearance of a war’.
The appearance is conducted for the mollification of the public, and for an excuse to demand more taxpayer money.
The drug cartels run through a lot of money, in different denominations, which must be converted. The bankers and the politicians are in league with worldwide organized crime and drug trafficking, because of the money.
That is the reason why the border security is as lax as it is. It is to ensure that there is are ‘controlled’ areas where drugs and illegals can pass. By ‘controlled’, I mean controlled by the cartels.
The drug trade is one of the largest contributors to politicians, on both sides of the border.
In Lansing Michigan, a medical marijuana clinic has been handing out free pot to people who register to vote.
This is inexcusable.
As if someone stoned would bother to go to a voting place and stand in line.
Of course, if they are democrats, they could probably vote from home or have someone vote for them.
The War on Murder and Rape has also failed.
“Medical Marijuana” is a joke. It’s not even treated like medicine in those states. I have never seen a doctor employed by a pharmacy and only paid if he hands out prescriptions for _________. That just violates any idea of ethics in “medicine”.
That pretty much sums up my position as well. It is important to note that once a government organization gains a power from the citizenry, they NEVER voluntarily relinquish it.
What I am saying is that the war is now a war on law abiding citizens (ie gun control). Look at operation fast and furious. These agencies have no accountability whatsoever. The tip off is the usage of the four letter word 'czar'. Which is derived from the Roman 'Caesar'.
As I stated, add the excuse for our rapidly erosion of Constitutional rights as well.
They usually end up growing in size.
Yes, but only because criminals of this sort often get light sentences.
One can stretch any point to an absolute and make it absurd. No one is suggesting legalizing murder or rape, and the analogy to an individual ingesting chemicals of their own free will is unsound.
Oh, drugs are harmful to our bodies? So is McDonalds. Perhaps the government should demand that we only drink purified water and only eat organic vegetables with a bit of protein powder on them? If not, you're letting the corporate drug dealers win.*
* See what I did there?
The purpose of the drug war is to destroy the Constitution. And you are right, the government and politicians make a ton of money off the drug war. The only ones they are “fighting” are their competitors.
How many times have you read in the newspaper that some child molester finally killed a kid after being released four or five times before? That is the failure.
This administration is too happy to comply.
How can one say we are fighting this war with such porous borders? They are simply using it as an excuse to take away our rights. That is what I believe.
Like your username. How frequently do you ride?? Careful....
This guy will be released every Monday for 4 months.
One can stretch any point to an absolute and make it absurd
Thank you, I appreciate the support. :p
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