An excellent article on why the drug war is an awful idea - Journal of Omnifarious
Aug. 27th, 2009
08:11 am - An excellent article on why the drug war is an awful idea
But it comes from a bunch of icky, umm... you know... libertarians.
My only worry is that with all the power and militarization the police have been the happy recipients of, with the pervasive "us against them" attitude the drug war engenders, how are we ever going to get them to go back? I mean the police recently deployed a SWAT team against a massage parlor. Won't they just find new uses for SWAT teams if the excuse of drugs goes away?
The paranoid in me thinks that all the fears of 'terorrists' are because some people realize the drug war is horribly destructive, but want an excuse to still have the kind of power the drug war gives them.