Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Paul Volcker & George Schultz – America’s Statist War On Drugs Has Failed - Decriminalize Drug Use

Putting people in prison for drug use is a crime in itself.   You don’t treat addiction in prison.  

Hundreds of billions of dollars have been wasted on the war on drugs.  Money that could have been spent to provide education or health care.  

You want to fix the drug problem?  Fix the economy.   Fix health care.  Dismantle the war state.

It’s hilarious to look back on Reagan’s presidency(godfather of the statist war on drugs) and his talk of limited government when in actuality he presided over unprecedented growth in government bloat.  But rather than bloat that served society, it was bloat that served cronyism and the war state.

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posted by TimingLogic at 10:01 AM