War on Drugs

Ron Paul opposes the War on Drugs.

On November 20, 2008 Ron Paul said in a New York Times / Freakonomics interview:

“[…] the federal war on drugs has proven costly and ineffective, while creating terrible violent crime. But if you question policy, you are accused of being pro-drug. That is preposterous. As a physician, father, and grandfather, I abhor drugs. I just know that there is a better way — through local laws, communities, churches, and families — to combat the very serious problem of drug abuse than a massive federal-government bureaucracy.”

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  • Brad

    No one’s paying attention

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  • Brad

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=qKgY5eOlhEc&NR=1
    Marijuana legalization coming to California too and the rest of America maybe?

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    Watched some great information about marijuana today, did you know Henry Ford was running cars on marijuana fuel and the body. Was lighter than steel and stronger too. Just more suppressed information from the past long forgotten. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6eJzbY_V3g
    I’ll bet you the petroleum industry and big pharma had something to do with the suppression?

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  • Citizen

    Well the Govenor of Colorado signed the marijuana amendment 64 into law Dec 10th.

    So welcome to Colorado for a great Rocky Mountain High!

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  • Brad

    Who won that war? Certainly not Americaas we keep our heads in the sand on the issue wouldn’t legalized contol be good for everyone. Marijuana was used for clothing and industrial uses but I am sure someone rich and powerfull wanted control of something else so had it banned, you know the American way! As the monetary value is being realized as well as the state freedoms, in the very near future many will have it legalized to some extent…

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    • Citizen

      Of course legalization of ALL drugs would be the right thing to do.
      The “problem” of drug use is serious and must be dealt with directly.
      Making drungs illegal just pushed the problem underground and gives the government police state powers over our young people.

      Legalizing treats the problem, criminalizting hides the problme.

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