We are fighting many wars but one of them is not going as well as they had thought…the War on Drugs. For over 40 years we have been fighting this war and we are NO closer to win it after billions upon billions spent.
Even today no one in DC will admit that it has been a colossal waste of taxpayer money…there has been NO return on our investment.
Take a gander at few short videos about this failure……
To help my reader grasp this problem there is a brief history of this “War”
The video traces the drug war from President Nixon to the draconian Rockefeller Drug Laws to the emerging aboveground marijuana market that is poised to make legal millions for wealthy investors doing the same thing that generations of people of color have been arrested and locked up for. After you watch the video, read on to learn more about the discriminatory history of the war on drugs.
40 years of an epic fail……
Private individuals and policymakers often utilize prohibition as a means of controlling the sale, manufacture, and consumption of particular goods. While the Eighteenth Amendment, which was passed and subsequently repealed in the early 20th century, is often regarded as the first major prohibition in the United States, it certainly was not the last. The War on Drugs, begun under President Richard Nixon, continues to utilize policies of prohibition to achieve a variety of objectives.
Proponents of drug prohibition claim that such policies reduce drug-related crime, decrease drug-related disease and overdose, and are an effective means of disrupting and dismantling organized criminal enterprises.
This is a huge failure but thinking out loud….was it designed to do just that….FAIL?
And now we are fight another “War”….the War on Terror…..using the War on Drugs can we say that the WoT was also designed to fail?
As I keep saying…the War on Drugs is a failure and some ask what is next?
Could it be the War on Terror?