The utter madness that has been the War on Drugs must end.
During the 1960's the generation who won WWII ran the country. To them "war" meant the decisive defeat of a great evil. Therefore, we got the War On Cancer (some progress but no final victory in site), the War On Poverty (which the poor lost) and of course the War On Drugs which it is starting to look like the constitution lost.
The problem that the WWII generation didn't recognize in the 1960s when all these "wars" were started, is that in the era of nation states "wars" have typically not ended the way WWII did. More often they end in exhaustion of or bloody, indecisive stalemate - like Vietnam or Korea.
No matter how anyone feels about the legalization of drugs I think we can all agree that at very least we need a better metaphor.