Drug War a Failure 

Drug War a Failure 
Posted by FoM on June 05, 2000 at 19:39:11 PT
Letter To The Editor By Mike Plylar
Source: Times Record News
Thank you for exposing one of the most terrible pieces of legislation in American history in your editorial ("Basic freedoms, The next victim of the war on drugs" May 31, page 6B). The title of the Methamphetamine Anti-Proliferation Act has very little to do with the content of this bill. The bill is a thinly veiled attempt to silence any objections to America's failed drug policy and would imprison those who voice their discontent. 
U.S. drug policy is a disaster in every sense of the word, but politicians, bureaucrats, the drug testing industry, law enforcement, prosecutors, the prison industry and the anti-drug acronyms have become so enamored, with the vast sums of money and power it generously provides, that nothing - absolutely nothing - will deny them their feast at this succulent side of pork called the America's drug war.  Since its inception, the drug war has never been about drugs, just money. The "anti-drugs" folks have never been truly interested in narcotics, other than to make sure there are always enough around to keep their feast of precious taxpayers' pork alive. Without drugs, where would they be? Seeking more constructive employment? More than likely. The "anti-drugs" are fully aware that any fair and honest discussion concerning American drug policy will bring their house of cards crashing to the ground. Their lies and propaganda have failed them.  What can the American people do? Write your Congressmen and tell them that you've watched them destroy every vestige of our Constitution, chasing this apparition called a "Drug Free America," and you know, and they know, that this has never, can never and will never be. Ask for a fair, honest and open debate, precluding anyone who makes one thin dime off the current calamity from participation. No drug cartels, no politicians, no anti-drug acronyms, no police and no drug-testing industry types - all of whose livelihoods rely heavily on this drug-war-turned-pariah.  When the facts are revealed finally, let the American people decide our fate. My confidence lies in our citizens. Provided the truth, they will choose correctly and this drug war anomaly will end faster than it began. Mike Plylar Kremmling, Colo. via TRNonline DrugSense Volunteer of The Month - April 2000 June 5, 2000 The E.W. Scripps Co. Related Articles: Reject Meth Bill Release Could Be Illegal Under New Drug Law Anti-Meth Bill
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