George Washington and the Founding Fathers disagreed with your ill-informed viewpoint. Ever hear of the Whiskey Rebellion?
Yup, I sure have. The Whiskey Rebellion wasn't about banning or regulating liquor--it was about laying and collecting a tax on it. Same logic as was used to TAX (not ban) fully automatic firearms when that law was passed back in the 1930's. And, just to reinforce the ACCURACY of the connection between the Drug War and the pending Gun confiscation, the fedgov has no Constitutional power to ban "assault weapons" either.
The Constitutionally illegal "War on Drugs" and the equally unConstitutional but just beginning "War on Guns" both point out that the anti-Federalists were right--the chains binding the federal government were NOT strong enough.
Roscoe: George Washington and the Founding Fathers disagreed with your ill-informed viewpoint. Ever hear of the Whiskey Rebellion?
tpaine: The whiskey rebellion was mainly about taxes. - Read a book.62
Here's what Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) has learned from community leaders.
"LEAP presents to civic, professional, educational, and religious organizations, as well as at public forums but we target civic groups; Chambers of Commerce, Rotaries, Lions and Kiwanis Clubs, etc. The people in these organizations are conservative folks who mostly agree with the drug-warriors that we must continue the war on drugs at any cost. They are also very solid members of their communities; people who belong to civic organizations because they want the best for their locales. Every one of them will be voting in every election. Many are policy-makers and if they are not, they are the people who can pull the coat tails of policy-makers and say, "We have someone you must hear talk about drug policy."
?After making more than nine hundred presentations where LEAP calls for the government to "end prohibition and legalize all drugslegalize them so we can control and regulate them and keep them out of the hands of our children," we have discovered that the vast majority of participants in those audiences agree with us. Even more amazing is that we are now attending national and international law-enforcement conventions where we keep track of all those we speak with at our exhibit booth; After we talk with them, 6% want to continue the war on drugs, 14% are undecided, and 80% agree with LEAP that we must end drug prohibition. The most interesting thing about this statistic is that only a small number of that 80% realized any others in law enforcement felt the same." LEAP
Police officers know that their job is to keep the peace. ...To protect people from one another. They know they cannot stop people from harming themselves.
The purpose of government is to protect people from harming one another. It cannot protect people from themselves.