Washington, DC—They warned us that without a war on drugs our children would all be sticking themselves with dirty needles and dying young from overdoses. That scare tactic worked very well and the people manufacturing and peddling narcotics got very wealthy.
Along with the drug dealers, government contractors, prosecutors, judges, cops, corrupt politicians, drug treatment contractors and defense lawyers got really rich. That does not take into account the corruption by the so-called, good guys.
The artificially high price of narcotics is keeping criminals on both sides of the Drug War incredibly wealthy.
They billed the drug War as a life saver but just ask the families of the thousands murdered simply because we created, fertilized and perfected narcotics commerce, what they think.
If narcotics could be sold without restrictions they’d cost no more that sugar tea or coffee. The profits would diminish and put all the drug warriors out of business the very day the prohibition ended.
Contrary to what we’ve been told legalization will reduce, not expand experimentation with drugs by our children. The strongest attraction to narcotics experimentation is the fact that they are the forbidden fruit of our age. It’s only natural for humans to resist society’s rules.
In the meantime deadly drug violence will continue along with an endless supply of cash to both sides to the endless and unwinnable Drug War. The only war won so far was the one against our battered Bill of Rights.