Tuesday, February 06, 2007

The Drug War

The Drug War

Many of you already know my opposition to the American government’s war on illegal drug users and dealers. As a libertarian I have no other choice. The drug war is immoral on many fronts. Here is just one.

Did you ever notice that whenever some congressman or celebrity or other socially connected person gets caught with illegal drugs they get “treatment?” At the same time poor white trash, blacks and Hispanics get mistreatment. In fact our government used the drug war in the 1930’s as one of its tactics to forcibly expel 2 million Americans of Mexican genetic make-up to Mexico in order to save jobs here for “real” Americans during the Depression. Of course now you all want to build a fence so these former US citizens can’t return but that’s another tyranny. The poorest have their doors kicked in by hooded, jack-booted police thugs, who often get the wrong house and kill an innocent old lady in her own home as recently occurred again in New Orleans. Then the cops tried unsuccessfully to lie about it to cover their tracks. The politically unconnected are slammed to the ground and cuffed. They are dragged off to jail and if they have children they are stolen from them and if lucky permitted to live with relatives. They have their cars stolen by the police along with other property deemed in “possession” of drugs. Yes…personal things can be accused, tried, convicted and punished by transfer of ownership to the government by only the police authority. The former owner must bear all legal expense to regain ownership of their former property. This theft has included even boats, homes and small businesses.

Finally, these mistreated Americans are provided terrible council at public expense then sent to prison for longer than murderers and child rapists who are often freed to make room for these non-violent offenders. To sum up – we have allowed our government to completely destroy the lives of millions of Americans under the pretence of saving them from possibly destroying themselves with drugs. Then after decades of FORCING them to seethe in prison beside some really BAD criminals who can teach them all the tricks of the trade to do REAL crimes – we let them out on the streets and say survive.

Wouldn’t it have been better to have just left these millions of Americans alone and only locked up actually violent or underhanded people? Think about it Cubans. I’m not asking you to take drugs or support the choice. I’m asking you to not make matters worse. Why if Thomas Jefferson or George Washington were alive today they would…besides being ashamed of all drug war supporters, they’d also be serving long prison sentences as cannabis consumers and cultivators.

Oh one final reason. If drugs were legal here then Castro would be denied millions in illegal drug profits. Is the drug war worth giving millions to Castro?

Tomás Estrada-Palma


Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

Makes sense to me Tomas. Good point re financing Castro-not to mention FARC etc.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Tomás Estrada-Palma said...

Thanks Trevor! Love your blog. Keep up the good work spreading the word on the blessings of liberty.

3:47 PM  

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