US Marijuana Party

Sunday, February 12, 2006

War on drugs - is it really 'right'?

Ellis Henican
Newsday, NY

What's so conservative about the war on drugs?

Spending billions in taxpayer dollars with no clear progress? Inserting government agents into Americans' private lives? Holding a million men and women in prison for what are mostly nonviolent crimes?

Please, how does any of that promote the values that principled conservatives hold dear?

None of it does, of course.

United States Department of Defense definition of terrorism:
"the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological."


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