posted on Mar, 10 2007 @ 02:09 PM
Oh yes, the war on drugs has been a very successful war - gradually destroying our courts, our cities, our budgets, our morals, and other countries.
It has failed in one respect only: it has had no inhibiting effect upon the traffic in drugs. Indeed, that traffic, as a direct result of our criminal
laws, has increased. It is time to consider some form of legalization.
Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these
will continue till they have resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom
Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the 4th Amendment was made to guard the
people against the DANGERS OF GOOD INTENTIONS. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good
masters, but they mean to be masters.
As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And
it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.
The question George Bush, along with Clinton, Gingrich, Gore and all the other boomer politicians who have admitted to a walk on the wild side but saw
the error of their ways and support the drug laws now more than ever should be required to answer is simple. "At what point in your drug-using career
would it have been a good thing for you to get arrested and go to prison?