Pubdate: Fri, 15 Apr 2016
Source: Mail Tribune, The (Medford, OR)
Copyright: 2016 The Mail Tribune
Note: Only prints LTEs from within it's circulation area, 200 word count limit
Author: Louis Philippe Goldman


Richard Nixon's war on drugs, announced in June 1971, had one purpose 
and one purpose only: to create a tool to harass, persecute and 
incarcerate the hippies and blacks who were protesting the Vietnam 
War, according to an article in the current Harper's magazine.

Nixon's closest adviser, John Ehrlichman, and the president concocted 
this hoax for purely political reasons! Two men lied and a million died.

Marijuana was at the heart of the war on drugs, and it was classified 
as a Schedule I drug, one that had no medical use and was highly 
addictive, both lies. The justification for the prohibition of 
marijuana has been destroyed; Obama should immediately declare the 
"war" over; our jails should be emptied of nonviolent drug offenders, 
and some reparations should be considered for the victims of Nixon's 
horrendous crime.

I am amazed that the Ehrlichman revelation was not on the front page 
of every newspaper in the world.

Louis Philippe Goldman

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