It's the War on Drugs that sets up the situation for all the truly
criminal element that you mention providing this supply of drugs to the
users. It's their actions which provides the opportunity for profit. It's
the governments own violence and heavy use of power that escalates the
retaliation against them. It's the same system that the Prohibition Act
created in the firstpart of the last century, and it will be considered just
as foolish and ill conceived by future generations in this country.
Jesus would say now as before," There is nothing from without a man,
that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out
of him, those are they that defile the man." (mark 7:15)
We have people who have a valid need for pain drugs who don't receive
what they should because their doctor may be worried he'll end up on
some list of doctors monitored as suspicious of "over prescribing" such
drugs. Welcome to the federal government intrusion into your health care
and doctor-patient confidentiality.
This criminal War on Drugs policy has been used to all sorts of excess of
power by government in this country to justify things such as property
seizures the like of which King George of Revolutionary times may never
have done himself. The War on Drugs and those involved in it are the criminals
now and they all need to be removed from power if they will not change. Maybe
we can put them in some sort of rehabilitation center until they understand the
concepts of personal freedom again. Maybe we can follow their example and toss
them into jail for years since they are responsible for deliberately breaking up
families, incarcerating non violent people, confiscating the goods and property
of others without justified cause, creating economic hardship through legal costs
of defense for citizens. I'm sure we can come up with a very extensive list
of their crimes against America, and probably justify more jail time for
them than they could ever truthfully justify for what they've done over
the years to destroy others.
This is also why NO CITIZEN should ever be deprived of their vote due to
any crime committed nor while serving in jail either, with possibly the exception
of those who are convicted of murder. Just think what a difference a
2-3% change of the national vote from giving the vote back to those
convicted of felonies, give them back their eternal right as a CITIZEN
Consider the economic cost to tax payers who pay for this travesty of justice.
How much longer must we continue to pay for the prosecution of every person]
caught with a joint or two, then cost for their incarceration (which includes
the cost of new prisons being built to house them all), then cost of their
parole and probation periods? Once they are released they often have to
start all over again and many find the setback so daunting that even though
they weren't involved in activities such as burglary, shoplifting, other forms
of theft, some fall into it after prison, where they received their
education on it from other inmates. Resentment on their part? Hell yes! They hurt
no one, but had a huge load of legal crap dropped on them, handed a record that
interferes with many jobs they seek after, were deprived of their freedom needlessly,
many seen a spouse grow away from them during their incarceration and often
their children too, and then treated like second class citizens when they've
supposedly "paid their debt to society" a debt they never owed.
The War on Drugs is the new Prohibition of our present age and used for the
same purpose which is to increase federal power over citizens and to
further deprive them of their freedoms, rights, and voting power and
brings all citizens into the danger of losing more rights.
Now we also have the Patriot Act, my god.........