The Daily News reported yesterday that they want to outlaw another drug in Alaska. So far, after a decades-long "War on Drugs", over two million Americans are imprisoned. Because drugs are illegal, their prices are artificially high, driving criminal enterprises that threaten to bring down governments in Central America, and fund terrorists in Afghanistan.
Hey, I watch Intervention; I know the tragedy of drug addiction. But that's happening now. Is making more behavior criminal going to make things better? Are there any politicians willing to say that the war on drugs hasn't worked, and we need a new strategy, one that doesn't involve Americans paying the people that are trying to kill us? Honestly, I didn't intend this to be a political post, just a regular unfocused ill-informed rant, but it turns out that Ron Paul agrees with me, and explains it more cogently, too, at his website.
Oh, and another thing, what if we treated gasoline like something we're addicted to?