Pubdate: Wed, 06 Aug 2008
Source: Bellevue Leader (NE)
Copyright: 2008 Suburban Newspapers Inc.
Author: Kirk Muse


Thanks for publishing Zachary McDonald's outstanding story: "Former 
police officer makes case for legalization of drugs" (7-24-08).

The so-called war on drugs is a huge industry and huge bureaucracy. 
Victory in the drug war is not possible, nor is it the goal.  Victory 
in the drug war would mean that the drug war industry and bureaucracy 
are out of business.

There are basically two types of people who support the so-called war on drugs:

Those who make their livelihood from it.  This includes politicians 
and bureaucrats who are probably on the payroll of the drug cartels. 
Al Capone had hundreds of politicians and prohibition officials on his payroll.

Suckers - taxpayers who have bought into the lies and propaganda of 
the drug-war industry and bureaucracy.

Suckers - who are willing to deny liberty and freedom to others but 
think that their own liberty and freedom will never be in jeopardy.

Suckers - who believe that criminalizing a substance will make it go 
away.  Suckers - who think that drug prohibition somehow protects children.

Suckers - who think that giving criminals control of dangerous drugs 
somehow protects children and our society.

Suckers - who think that they live in a free country even thought the 
United States is the most incarcerated nation in the history of human 

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Ariz.
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