Pubdate: Tue, 13 Apr 2010
Source: Oklahoma Daily, The (U of Oklahoma, OK Edu)
Copyright: 2010 The Oklahoma Daily
Author: Kirk Muse
Note: Title by MAP


I'm writing about Jess Eddy's thoughtful column: "Marijuana laws
oppress us all".

Marijuana is the foundation of our so-called war on drugs. Remove
marijuana from the equation and the whole drug war will collapse.

The so-called war on drugs is a huge industry and huge

Victory in the drug war is not possible, nor is it the goal. Victory
in the drug war would mean that the drug war industry and bureaucracy
are out of business.

There are basically two types of people who support the so-called war
on drugs:

Those who make their livelihood from it. This includes politicians and
bureaucrats who are probably on the payroll of the drug cartels. (Al
Capone had hundreds of politicians and prohibition officials on his

Fools - taxpayers who have bought into the lies and propaganda of the
drug-war industry and bureaucracy.

Fools - who are willing to deny liberty and freedom to others but
think that their own liberty and freedom will never be in jeopardy.

Fools - who believe that criminalizing a substance will make it go

Fools - who think that drug prohibition somehow protects

Fools - who think that giving criminals control of dangerous drugs
somehow protects children and our society.

Fools - who think that they live in a free country even thought

United States is the most incarcerated nation in the history of human

Kirk Muse
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