Part of the Count the Costs Initiative comes this short film by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union on the Human Rights Costs of the War on Drugs:
Clearly realizes that she can’t call it a “success” so she tries to back-door her way through “not a failure.”
And yet, given her stated objectives:
“a continuing effort to keep our peoples from becoming addicted to dangerous drugs.”
… how can it be considered anything else than an abject failure. It hasn’t kept people from anything and has fueled massive levels of violence.
Legalizing marijuana in US has potential for positive effects by Simon Cantarel in The Oklahoma Daily — another excellent OpEd by a student. More SSDP influence?
Interesting juxtaposition of headlines in my newsreader:
Marijuana Federalism by Jonathan Adler at Volokh Conspiracy
… each time another state moves against drug prohibition is another opportunity to reconsider drug prohibition and the nature and extent to which federal resources should be devoted to the war on drugs.
This provokes the rather obvious question: “Has Bob Barr always been insane?” I’m getting convinced that his “conversion” to libertarianism was little more than his insanity causing him to believe he was a libertarian, much like the psych wards are populated with deluded crackpots believing themselves to be NapolÃ©on Bonaparte.