Pubdate: Wed, 01 Mar 2000
Date: 03/01/2000
Source: Liberty Magazine (US)
Author: Myron Von Hollingsworth

I hope it won't be much longer before the truth of the drug war
becomes as obvious to the public at large and the media (including
your publication) as it has to me. There is no profit in an end to the
drug war. In short, the alternative to prohibition --legalization --
will not produce the profits that the drug war does for its
proponents. The drug war's proponents have never listed victory as an

Presidential and politicians' boasts of "Drug free by the year 2005"
or "2007" etc. are laughable.

The same was boasted by past presidents and politicians about 1980,
1985 and 1990 etc. ad nauseam. The true (and hidden) objective is that
it is imperative that the drug war must never be won. In that way it
perpetuates itself and all the revenue it produces.

Prohibition can never succeed.

In over one hundred years, prohibition has never even come close to

Our law enforcement institutions and even our very economies are now
addicted -- financially -- to the war on drugs.

For this reason two conditions will always exist with prohibition.
They are contradictory yet interdependent: 1. Prohibition can't work. 
2. The war on drugs must never end.

Myron Von Hollingsworth,
Fort Worth, Tex.