To Save America, We Must Abolish the United States




The Christmas Conspiracy!
Federal Issues
The War on Drugs

The 108th Congress should
  • repeal the Controlled Substances Act of 1970,
  • repeal the federal mandatory minimum sentences and the mandatory sentencing guidelines,
  • direct the administration not to interfere with the implementation of state initiatives that allow for the medical use of marijuana, and
  • shut down the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Harry Browne writes:

Until the early 1900s, the federal government did little to regulate or control the sale or use of alcohol or drugs except for taxing alcohol.

It may be hard to believe today, but early in the 20th century a 10-year-old girl could walk into a drug store and buy a bottle of whiskey or a packet of heroin. She didn't need a doctor's prescription or even a note from her parents. Any druggist would sell to her without batting an eye; he would assume she was on an errand for her parents.

While that may seem amazing now, it wasn't to anyone then. Heroin was sold in packages as a pain reliever or sedative just as aspirin or other analgesics are sold today. The measured dose didn't make anyone high, and rarely did anyone become addicted certainly no more often than with sleeping pills today.

Given such easy access to liquor and drugs, we might assume that America's adults and children were all high on booze and drugs. But that wasn't the case.

There were alcoholics and drug addicts then, just as there are today. But there were far fewer of them because there were no criminal dealers trying to hook people on drugs or turn them into alcoholics.

Free from the Nightmare of Prohibition

Is it the case that there were fewer addicts 100 years ago because there were more armed government agents patrolling the streets and handing out 25-year prison terms for recreational drug use? No. In fact, it seems that the more our God-given rights are violated by an ever-increasing army of government enforcers, and the more the omnipotent state seeks to be as god, the more hopeless, confused, and even defiant young Americans become, and the more frequently they escape a senseless world in drugs.

A former President said he "did not inhale." 
He searched out a dope dealer; 
he paid for some marijuana; 
he took it home;
he rolled it up in paper; 
he lit it; 
he held it up to his mouth; 
he did not inhale. 

The author of this webpage did not inhale. The author of this webpage has never even been in possession of any marijuana or other controlled substance. The author of this webpage does not particularly like mind-altering substances. Members of The Christmas Conspiracy submit to the Biblical injunction: "Be not drunk with wine, but be filled with the Spirit" (Ephesians 5:18).

But just as alcohol prohibition did not work, so the "War on Drugs" has been an unmitigated disaster, causing more harm than good, if any. Drug abuse is a symptom of a society which has drifted away from "Liberty Under God." This is not a problem which can be solved by "getting tough" on drugs, that is, increasing government coercion and decreasing Constitutional liberties. Such a cure is worse than the disease.

Today the government will not allow "Liberty Under God" to be taught in government-run schools. Millions of children are indoctrinated in the philosophy of cosmic meaninglessness and defeatism. They are virtually taught to be drug addicts. We should be surprised that only half of all students end up experimenting with mind-altering, spirit-deadening drugs.

How To Win the War on Drugs

Marijuana and other drugs should once again be legalized, and the billions of dollars presently squandered by the government should be used as families deem fit to prevent substance abuse. This will make our neighborhoods safe again, eliminate the hold organized crime has on the market for certain drugs, and eliminate widespread government corruption caused by huge drug profits.

       It is more important for government to send the message that "crime is wrong" -- even crime committed by the government -- than it is to send the message that "using drugs is wrong."
       But this is a moral message.
       Isn't teaching morality and helping young people know the joy of living in God's Creation a violation of "the separation of church and state?"  Yes, according to those who wish to increase funds for "the war on drugs" by seizing your property.

Does the War on Drugs really enrich terrorists and make America less safe?

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