How do we stop drug trafficers?

The answer is simple. CAPITALISM.

Although my above statement was a “tongue-in-cheek” remark, it doesn’t alter its truth. Interdiction – “The War on Drugs” – has been an abysmal failure. In the words of Talleyrand, “It’s worse than a crime; it’s a blunder.” To oppose the “war on drugs” and to believe that legalization is a better course of action does not mean that one who believes the latter also believes that drug use is a good thing.

The point is that interdiction has been tried for decades and it doesn’t work! R. Gil Kerlikowske was the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. He brought 37 years of law enforcement and drug policy experience to the position. What does he say about the “war on drugs?” “In the grand scheme, it has not been successful,” Kerlikowske told the Associated Press. “Forty years later, the concern about drugs and drug problems is, if anything, magnified, intensified.” After 40 years, the United States’ war on drugs has cost $1 trillion and God knows how many thousands of lives, and for what? Drug use is rampant and violence even more brutal and widespread. The only thing that I can see that was accomplished is that the United States has the largest prison population in the world.

I posted a 5-part series on the War on Drugs:

It is difficult to know exactly what will happen if drugs were legalized, What isn’t difficult to know is that what we have been doing is a failure. Persistence is futile.

Roy Filly


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3 Responses to How do we stop drug trafficers?

  1. Anne Malcolm says:

    You may have a point but I seriously question numbers on illegal sales.

  2. Your graph shows EXACTLY what will happen if drugs are legalized — drug abuse will DOUBLE, to the detriment of us ALL! And BTW, the majority of those so-called “legal” sales are ALSO controlled by the drug cartel — it’s the same bastards doing the selling, it’ just that they now can do it openly! And THAT, in turn, ALSO DOUBLES THE CARTEL’S INCOME AND THEREBY ALSO THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THEY SEND TO TERRORISTS TO BLOW US UP!

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