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War on Drugs is Finished! 'The House I Live In - It's Up To Us' - PBS Documentary

The War on Drugs has been lost. It could have never been won in the first place. The arrogance of some people thinking they can control everything, has only served to give the USA the largest prison population on the planet.

The House I Live In - It's Up To Us

Update: Airs tonight on PBS. Thanks to legalizecapitalism.


http://youtu.be/EKLZ0ZXDK0Q



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Hmmm... I hope that showing

Hmmm... I hope that showing Jim Webb when they mentioned "courageous leaders" was an accident. He voted for Obamacare then decided not to run again. There isn't much courageous about him. But what can I expect from NPR? At least they are talking about shrinking the size of the government.

Everything was pretty much

Everything was pretty much cool until the part at the end when the lady who was the subject of why this was documentary supposedly started was all enamored by the election of Barak Obama... Obviously this had be recorded some time ago because...well, yeah. *sigh*

There is a larger number of

There is a larger number of black prisoner slaves in America's prisons today then there ever was, in comparison to the real total number of pre-Civil War black slaves in America.

It's going to be very

It's going to be very difficult to fix our overall problem because we removed virtually all the consumer product manufacturing jobs from the USA and shipped them to Asia. We need to fix this so people can have an opportunity to get a halfway decent job in America, even with low skills. Wage arbitrage for the promotion of globalism must be abandoned at all costs, for the sake of our own country.

It should be against the law

It should be against the law to incentivize Police Officers for the number of arrests they make or the number of tickets they write. If a community is behaving itself and not committing crime, I'm still OK paying my Police Officers with my property tax money, even if no one is being arrested because of good behavior. It means less of my tax money has to go to incarcerating people and that keeps my property tax down.

Legislators have to reduce the number of laws police have to enforce by Repealing many stupid laws and make cops jobs easier. Win Win for everybody.

What we really need in America is LAW REFORM!

The shear number of laws our legislators have made for us to abide by are too many. The list is too long. John Stossel did a good program on it, Illegal Everything. This needs to be fixed.

absolutely

A complete and total revision of all the laws that are on the books. Now if only we could get the politicians to comprehend what we mean by saying that.

In a perverse politicians mind It's translated into write more laws because that's easier and gives them more time to rub elbows with the people who write the big fat checks to them for leaning their way. Maybe getting on a committee and writing in an anonymous amendment.

Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
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oh man lol

The Marshall in new Mexico. Saw him on one of the videos that the one pastor does.

This is a really good documentary.

Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
I love www.isidewith.com shared it with everyone I know. If anything they realize its not just a red and blue idiot running for reelection.

Call the Drug War what it is, Treason

US Constitution Article 3 section 3:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.

The drug war is by definition Treason. If all the people who have spent countless hours of many years, wasting their life on a political battle within a corrupt and rigged system, would have formed law enforcement task forces to bring all of those who are levying war against We the People to proper justice for Treason we would have already permanently and lawfully removed all of the tyrants from government.

When are We the People going to stop asking for permission from corrupt politicians to change unlawful legislation and use our laws and justice system remove criminals who are literally waging War against us?

We have laws and we pay for the operation of Justice why don't we use the things we pay for its proper purpose?

If we keep playing politics while criminal warfare is being waged against us then we deserve all the tyranny we are receiving.

We need two witnesses according to the law. I am one. Any others? How about 10 - 20 million witnesses? What in the hell are we waiting for?

The most powerful Law of Nature is Time. It is finite and we all will run out of it. Use this Law to your advantage, for it offers you infinite possibilities...

Ten Years After

Ten Years After Decriminalization, Drug Abuse Down by Half in Portugal

"Drug warriors often contend that drug use would skyrocket if we were to legalize or decriminalize drugs in the United States. Fortunately, we have a real-world example of the actual effects of ending the violent, expensive War on Drugs and replacing it with a system of treatment for problem users and addicts.

Ten years ago, Portugal decriminalized all drugs. One decade after this unprecedented experiment, drug abuse is down by half:"

“Health experts in Portugal said Friday that Portugal’s decision 10 years ago to decriminalise drug use and treat addicts rather than punishing them is an experiment that has worked."

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2011/07/05/ten-years-af...

Drugs are not unlawful

Decriminalization is not necessary because when one understands real law one realizes that codes and statutes were never meant to apply to the People.

We need to bring the criminals claiming to be "government" to justice and reinstate Common Law for We the People. This when this insanity will end along with all other forms of their control over us.

The most powerful Law of Nature is Time. It is finite and we all will run out of it. Use this Law to your advantage, for it offers you infinite possibilities...

I Don't Do TV

Why else do you suppose I have so much time for DP and other freedom sites? I love Simpsons, Southpark, Supernatural and Two and A Half Men BEFORE the Zionists in charge killed of Charlie, but I haven't seen TV for over a year. Oh well.

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Like the man said...

"Laws to suppress tend to strengthen what they would prohibit. This is the fine point on which all legal professionals throughout history have based their job" - Frank Herbert

I'm excited to watch this.

I'm excited to watch this. It's been my sense that we're headed toward a win on this one. Maybe not a wholesale win and maybe not quickly, but a win the hard, tedious way that, perhaps, huge policy changes should be made. Even my father, with whom I've argued for years on this subject is championing a bill to change MJ possession from criminal to misdemeanor in his state. I never thought I'd see the day!

He, and I suspect many of the folks in the midst of changing their minds about drug laws, are doing so on pragmatic grounds -- it's not working to diminish drug use; it's costing us too much. I hope that this change of thinking acts as something of a spearhead, prompting folks to question the basis on which we make laws and wage social wars. I hope that we can help frame the DRUG issue in such a way that we help folks see that using efficacy and pragmatic approaches to lawmaking condemns us to endless experimentation. Let's see if this works! No? Well, how 'bout this one. No? Well, how about what they're trying over yonder.

My hope (and personal intent) is to use the fall of the drug war mentality to encourage folks to be excited about the possibility that we don't have to make laws and policies to solve every problem, that lawmakers don't have to jump up in class shouting, "I have the answer," to every problem society poses. I hope that we can give folks a glimpse of what a "free" government -- not enslaved to providing every solution, jumping to every boo, and boo-boo -- could be.

Too often, libertarian-speak is about what government shouldn't do. We fail to provide a positive image of what government should do. I think we could use the demise of the drug war to help pragmatist types see how cool it is to think in terms of fundamentals and principles. To let in our country's principles of trust in The People, run deep enough so that it becomes cool to just sit on your hands, refuse to answer (even when you're sure you know), and trust. Trust in the principles of each person's liberty. Trust that you'll be wrong a good measure of the time.

Using the over the air

Using the over the air antenna gives me a great HD picture for PBS. Better then cable.

Alternative viewing option For "zero-TV" households

If you miss this on PBS or if you are one of the growing number of people that do not have a TV, you can stream this on Vimeo.

http://vimeo.com/57739662

...and as I've mentioned before....

...(and I'm with you all on non-violent criminals filling up prisons only broke up families, made politicians and wealthy land owners richer)...there will ONLY be government jobs for these folks to go to...TSA, DHS, "a benevolent dictator set me free, so I am bound to serve him in gratitude"....

What will WE do to make sure these abused prisoners, along with the returning veterans who are going to be disarmed, are on OUR SIDE? Keep the party to a minimum, they were wronged, but if their compensation, reparations are a job in Obama's army against us .... Well .... We have WORK to do!!!

RECOMMENDED READING: by another non-violent incarcerated soul, creation evangelist Kent Hovind; http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Z81JIE/ref=cm_sw_r_an_am_ap_am_...
The Kennel, by Elijah Green

Sunday 4/14 10:30PM in Minnesota

In case you live in RP's best delegate producing state and want to watch this show, it's on Sunday 4/14 10:30PM in Minnesota on TPT/PBS 2.1.

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Up North

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There is no duration defined in the Oath

it's lost, so now it is about keeping the word from spreading.

open source is winning.

All I know is when this good herb becomes legal again I am going to go find Hearst's casket, smoke William Randolph Hearst's ashes and when his ghost appears I am going to trap him in a dirty old fart-filled bong and blare bob marley.

"Welcome to hell mother fuhker!"

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Harry J. Anslinger

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_J._Anslinger

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_enlistment

There is no duration defined in the Oath

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I highly recommend this documentary!

What makes this documentary so effective in my opinion is that many of those interviewed in the film are actually those who have benefited the most from this war. I am talking about law enforcement, prison guards, judges, prosecutors, etc.

When you have someone whose life is defined by this war tell you that they have come to the realization that they were wrong and that we need to get our priorities straight, decriminalize drugs, and end this war, it is a very powerful message.

You can rent it on itunes. It is well worth watching particularly if you watch it with family or friends who are pro drug war. It will have a lasting positive impact.

BTW, I went to grad school with Professor Carl Hart who is also interviewed in this film. Carl is a Columbia University professor who has conducted and published some very controversial human research on marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, and methamphetamine which undermines much of the prowar propaganda surrounding these drugs.

You might also be interested in Dr. Hart’s forthcoming book High Price

http://www.highpricethebook.com/

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds. - Bob Marley

Asclepius's picture

This airs tonight on PBS at 10 EST so spread the word!!!

We need to make this go viral!

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize 2012 Sundance Film Festival

“THE MOST IMPORTANT DRUG WAR FILM
YOU’LL EVER SEE.” – Mark Hughes, Forbes

"The house I live in" airs tonight (4/8/13) on PBS at 10 EST

so spread the word!!!

Link: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/house-i-live-in/

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds. - Bob Marley

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Thank you for the heads up

I updated the post and put it at the top.

He's the man.

Thanks Michael. I'm planning

Thanks Michael. I'm planning on watching it too.

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Unfortunately I can't watch it

Because I'm one of those 'zero tv' homes. Unless there is a stream somewhere. I'll catch it when it comes on the 'net.

He's the man.

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That's good news.

We have spent many trillions of dollars on the "war on poverty" and have more of it now than prior to the declaration of war.

We have spent many trillions of dollars on the "war on drugs" and have more drug usage than prior to declaring war.

We have spent trillions of dollars fighting the "war on terror" and yet there is more terror and killing etc. now than prior to the declaration of war.

We didn't win In Korea in the 1950s.

We lost in Viet Nam.

We lost in Iraq.

We lost in Afghanistan.

Our government is a loser, big time.

The good news is that our government is profoundly incompetent and will most assuredly loose the coming civil war.

So chin up folks, we (the non government worshipers) will eventually prevail. I just wish there were a way to hold the statists accountable for all the misery they have brought to humanity. I'm thinking of building a guillotine in my yard with a sign reading:

"Murders, rapist and child molesters $50,
Corrupt politicians FREE."

War promotes what it is aimed at.

War on poverty has left people more impoverished than ever.

War on Drugs promotes Drugs. Merchants see big profits seek to expand to new markets.

War on Terror. Well, nothing created terror like the US Military. 6702 civilians were killed in bombing raids the first night of Iraq War II.

That's 6,702 civilians that were saved from the terror of living in a War torn country.

Free includes debt-free!

Who is "we?"

The government is not "us." The state is not "us." It is "they." They are them. We have met the enemy and they claim they are us.

[F]orce can only settle questions of power, not of right. - Clyde N. Wilson