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Monday, April 20, 2009

Our failed War on Drugs

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.


Borepatch said...

Amen, brother.

Anonymous said...

just curious. why do you assume the stated reasons for the prosecution of the war on drugs are the actual reasons for the war on drugs? Aren't you even the least bit suspicious that the war on drugs is a great success at achieving some other political objectives?

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

Heck, I dunno... so many politicians are closet users... I'm not sure what to make of it all.

Anonymous said...

maybe follow your leaders example and try it?

Anonymous said...

the war on drugs is a jobs program for jack booted thugs, lawyers, religious zealots and criminal politicians.

Anonymous said...

It's too bad we didn't learn the lesson 'not' learned from Prohibition. Al Capone and his cronies loved Prohibition! Now look at the insanity at the Mexican border! All financed by drug money! I don't believe all drugs should be legalized, though they should legalize marijuana. It's been quite popular since the 60's and society hasn't collapsed. I'd rather see marijuana tax money go towards our society than the profits in the hands of this new breed of 'gangsters'.

Anonymous said...

Why hemp/marijuana is illegal defies common sense. I agree with anon on 3/15/12 and 3/5/11. The 'war on drugs' is kept around to give mediocre lawyers, cops employed and politicians something to hem and haw about. The reduction in the prison population and resultant savings to the taxpayer by legalizing the stuff, similar to alcohol, is HUGE. Plus the tax income. You probably could pay for universal healthcare. Jail traffickers of addictive substances (white/brown powders) for the full length of the sentence. Potheads aren't dangerous; they usually get high, eat something and go to sleep. Sleeping people aren't really much of a threat.