What did you do in the War, Daddy?

I chased criminal plants. I tore up fields of hemp. … I started a war to repress the people of Bolivia and Columbia … I contributed to the loss of Bill of Rights for all Americans … I turned some neighborhoods into shooting gallerys where armed bands fought over marketing rights in various territories. … I worked hard to get children to inform on their parents. … And while making war on 5 to 10% of all Americans I ignored any warnings of terrorist threats and concentrated on the civil war against users of the wrong kinds of drugs. It seemed like the right thing to do at the time. …

M. Simon of Rockford, Illinois first had this piece published on December 15, 2001. But as he says: “It’s still true.”
Read it.
He also adds:

This weeks saying:

What is the difference between drug prohibition and alcohol prohibition?
Seventy four years so far.

Ask a politician:

Do you support drug prohibition because it finances criminals at home or because it finances terrorists abroad?

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