America’s No.1 problem? That’s easy: The highest prison population rate on this fxxx planet! That’s right. And there are many reasons for it. But the No.1 reason, I believe, is this insane and immoral War on Drugs. Just think about the name for a second: How are you going to wage a war against substances? You can’t. You are going to wage a war against people – poor people, desperate people, party people, irresponsible people, mentaly ill people, young people, addicted people, but… people! And it is a war you will never win!
If you don’t trust hippies or liberal intellectuals on this issue, you may trust those who fought this war for you and know what they are talking about. They don’t romanticise drug addiction. They don’t romanticise the drug mafia. They care about your kids. They care about your safety. They care about the rule of law. They care about America’s future.
Watch these cops and former cops and let them explain to you why we should end this war now:
“Many police officers are asking the question: if prohibition didn’t work for alcohol, why are we in denial about it working for other things?”
Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper, author of Breaking Rank: A Top Cop’s Expose of the Dark Side of American Policing, on the High Costs of the Drug War