Sunday, March 12, 2017

Decades of doing the same thing, only harder

There's simply nothing to add to this - it was all said twenty years ago.  The War on (some) Drugs has given us a huge butcher's bill: probably 200,000 drug murders since this was recorded.

Sadly, the Trump administration looks to be doubling down on the Wo(s)D.  Maybe that will buy us another 100,000 drug murders.  Some day this Republic will tire of the oceans of blood - of the daily St. Valentine's Day Massacres - and will take the words of the 21st Amendment to heart, extending it to cover other recreational chemicals.


"Zack" said...

Amen ^infinity

LindaG said...

Agree. It is past time.

Guffaw in AZ said...

Completely agree!

Sadly, I suspect some of the movers and shakers in DC and elsewhere will lose millions (billions?) if drugs are legalized. That's why they are reluctant to change anything.


Mark said...

I have in the past had sympathy for the notion of decrimilization. Until I read the statistic that 90% of the money spent on legal marijuana in those states is spent by people devoting 80% of their income to the stuff.

The problem is that we don't have enough responsible adults as consumers to make that viable. If you make all (many/most?) drugs which are illegal today you're going to fill homeless shelters, cemeteries and hospitals. And the toll will likely be orders of magnitude higher than your 10k per year.

Yes, the "war on drugs" has cost a lot. Not warring might very well be more costly.