The War on Drugs is a never-ending authentication of the inefficacy of our federal government.
Although illegal drugs have long been a problem for the USA, let’s draw a line in the sand and use Richard Nixon’s first use of the term “War on Drugs” in 1969 as D-Day for this war. Forty years later, the war is enduring with no end in sight.
No administration during those four decades has been able to secure our borders. It is only common sense that secure borders are paramount to winning (or preventing) any war, be it against terrorism, drugs, illegal immigration, or an outright military invasion. Republicans and Democrats have FAILED.
There are plenty of drug laws and international treaties already on the books. Passing more laws and treaties is just another means of masking the impotence of our lawmakers. Our fat, pompous, career politicians are worthless.
To secure our borders we need more border patrol agents, more coastguard personnel and boats, and effective use of technology. To secure our boarders, we need a government with the will to do so. If our government lacks the fortitude to secure our borders and win the War on Drugs, then maybe they should finally shut the hell up, legalize the crap, tax it, and then attempt to deal with any adverse social consequences of possible increased drug use.
Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama all admitted to, or could not deny, once using illicit drugs. All are hardly shining examples for our young people and all are hypocrites. Perhaps we need a law requiring daily drug and alcohol testing of those who govern us.
NOTE: The Right Wing Extremist author of this blog entry never once in his life used any form of unlawful drug, no sniffy powders, no intravenous candy, no loco smoky weed, no colorful pills, not a damn thing. A victim of redneck lineage and culture, I will admit to some sex when I was underage, boozing, tobacco use, and debauchery for which I am certain to burn in hellfire for at least one eternity.