posted on May, 12 2005 @ 09:18 PM
Good article Grady. I agree with you on all counts, this should trouble Americans, and the sentences are too light under current precedent.
There is an enormous amount of favoritism constantly displayed, where officers of the law and military personell get away with the most heinous
crimes, and face only minor disciplinary action, like fines and probation.
A civilian caught committing the same crime could face 25 years for smuggling, racketeering, tax evasion, and more. These guys are getting off on
probabtion, practically guaranteed. That stinks.
Now, that being said, I think drug laws are counterproductive, anti-human as opposed to anti-crime, and they take a huge toll on this country's
bottom line every year. The war against drugs is not only perpetual and unwinnable, it's an egregious abuse of human rights when you look at the
nature of the crimes. People ought to be allowed to put anything they want in their body, be it exotic food, hashish, or drano. Their bodies
doesn't belong to the federal or state government, and these laws say exactly that; we own you. It's wrong, and it's got to stop.