Article by Bill Piper, the director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, on CNN about the absolute failure of the War on Drugs. Numerous deaths, billions of tax dollars wasted and millions of citizens who are treated as second class after conviction is the only by product I’ve seen. Just say Now, not no.
“In the almost 40 years since President Nixon declared a war on drugs, tens of millions of Americans have been arrested and hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent. Yet drugs are just as available now as they were then.
It is hard to find even an elected official who hasn’t used marijuana or other illegal drugs. President Obama used drugs. Former President George W. Bush made taped comments that many interpreted as indicating he did too. Then there’s Bill Clinton, who famously said he smoked pot but didn’t inhale. Al Gore, Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin admit they used drugs.
Drug use is so widespread the FBI changed its policy of not hiring people with a history of illegal drug use because the policy disqualified so many people that it could not fill its law enforcement positions.”
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