Comment: War on Drugs = War on Minorities

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War on Drugs = War on Minorities

The issue of "legalising" drugs is a misnomer and should always be challenged. Dr. Paul's position is that regulating drugs such as alcohol and cannabis is a States responsibility. He has pointed out that the 18th. Amendment didn't work only causing an increase in criminality. The Federal War on Drugs has had the same result and has cost well over one billion dollars to implement. It has also criminalised the intelligence services who are deeply involved, as well as the police and judiciary, just as did Prohibition.

The War on Drugs has resulted in a War on Minorities who are the most adversely affected by the mandatory sentencing provisions and end up in Federal prisons for long sentences. The War on Drugs has helped to destroy the African American family and has led to a dramatic increase in drug related violence and murder in minority communities. The drug trafficking is encouraged and controlled by the intelligence services like the CIA who use it to fund their black ops in foreign countries.

The Federal prison system has been privatised so that for-profit corporations are involved in the acquisition of prison clients and are motivated to ensure there is a steady flow of prisoners and Federal funds into the prison system. The circle is completed when all the key choke points in the drug trafficking business are controlled by government agencies or related private corporations.

These are the primary reasons for ending the War on Drugs. The people who wish to keep the drug business going like to focus on the drug consumption issue because that is where the public can be emotionally controlled. The effects of drug consumption can be pretty awful and if the focus is on these effects the public can be persuaded to support the Federal drug dealing business aka the War on Drugs.

Therefore it is important to shift the focus to the effects of the War on Drugs on the minority communities and the involvement of the Federal government in the drug trafficking business. By moving the regulation of drugs out of the Federal jurisdiction where it does not belong into the jurisdiction of the States and the People these substances can be better dealt with and their effects ameliorated.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)