Our endless drug war
In earlier times it appeared as a “war” on alcohol, which supposedly was terminated in 1933. It [war on “drugs”] then returned in full force, which an insecure President Nixon used to try to escape the harsh glare of Watergate. Despite its somewhat benign appearance, it basically serves to keep our prisons, our police departments and our courthouses plush and humming with money.
For decades, this fiasco has decimated our society, made criminals out of our citizens, threatened our freedoms and menaced our way of life. But since it has been such a major part of our lives, there are many, incredulously, who are no longer aware of it. But, like a malignant cancer, it will eventually destroy us all unless we can terminate it first.
Original Article (OC Register):
Letters: Our endless drug war
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