Archive for June 17th, 2011

Drugs Won The Drug War

Friday, June 17th, 2011

There’s not one person under 65-years old who has ever experienced the United States winning a war.  (I’m counting Korea as a draw).  Think of it – we lost Vietnam and Cuba and we are still losing in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.  We continue to lose the War on Poverty, the War for Education, and, most decisively, we continue to get our asses kicked in the War on Drugs.

Forty years ago today, President Richard Nixon declared a War on Drugs.  Today:

• More people use drugs than ever before.

• As an average percentage, daily use of pot, cocaine, and heroin has remained about the same.

• The Drug Enforcement Agency admits it can only stop less than 10% of imported drugs.

• Tens of thousands of people have been killed or wounded in fierce fighting over drug profits.

• In America, 70-per cent of all people behind bars are there for drugs or drug-related crimes.  And,

• This buffoonery has cost taxpayers over $1-TRILLION dollars (that’s one thousand billion dollars.)

And the dolts in government are debating which programs to cut for our own citizens?  It’s obvious: THEY’RE ON DRUGS!