This is one for the history books. The Libertarian Party of Wisconsin is calling for an end to the War on Drugsin a recent post on their website.


from their blog:

When America repealed Prohibition, it was with a constitutional amendment, recognizing that the power to regulate alcohol is reserved for the states. Contrast that to Drug Prohibition, where Congress made no attempt to comply with the Constitution in passing the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) of 1970, which gave us our current Prohibition. When it became clear that Alcohol Prohibition had failed, it was repealed. The Drug War has failed, but our government merely claims more powers to fight it more aggressively.
Drug prohibition has been every bit the failure Alcohol Prohibition was, and then some. Four decades after the CSA passed, 400,000 Americans are in prison for nonviolent drug crimes; domestic police forces resemble an occupying military force; nearly a trillion dollars is spent on enforcement, both here and through aggressive interdiction efforts overseas; and urban areas can resemble war zones. Yet illicit drugs like cocaine and marijuana are as cheap and abundant as they were in 1970.

Read more here.

Comments are closed.