January 1, 2010

Drug Prohibition: End It Now!

Someone at work asked me what kind of radical views he would find on my blog. I told him he would find true and honest conservatism. However, I said that if there is a "radical" view, it would be my view on the legalization of drugs. Although, I do not view it as radical, but conservative. We spend billions of dollars a year fighting a "war" on drugs. This war is just a big waste of money. I think Milton Friedman explains this issue the best. Keep in mind, we do not, as conservatives, wish to make policy based on the intents of the policy, but rather the results of it. The Left makes policy based on the intents, regardless of the results.

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  1. One need not travel to China to find indigenous cultures lacking human rights. America leads the world in percentile behind bars, thanks to ongoing persecution of hippies, radicals, and non-whites under prosecution of the war on drugs. If we’re all about spreading liberty abroad, then why mix the message at home? Peace on the home front would enhance global credibility.

    The drug czar’s Rx for prison fodder costs dearly, as lives are flushed down expensive tubes. My shaman’s second opinion is that psychoactive plants are God’s gift. Behold, it’s all good. When Eve ate the apple, she knew a good apple, and an evil prohibition. Canadian Marc Emery is being extradited to prison for selling seeds that American farmers use to reduce U. S. demand for Mexican pot.

    The CSA (Controlled Substances Act of 1970) reincarnates Al Capone, endangers homeland security, and throws good money after bad. Administration fiscal policy burns tax dollars to root out the number-one cash crop in the land, instead of taxing sales. Society rejected the plague of prohibition, but it mutated. Apparently, SWAT teams don’t need no stinking amendment.

    Nixon passed the CSA on the false assurance that the Schafer Commission would later justify criminalizing his enemies. No amendments can assure due process under an anti-science law without due process itself. Psychology hailed the breakthrough potential of LSD, until the CSA shut down research, and pronounced that marijuana has no medical use, period. Drug juries exclude bleeding hearts.

    The RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993) allows Native American Church members to eat peyote, which functions like LSD. Americans shouldn’t need a specific church membership or an act of Congress to obtain their birthright freedom of religion. God’s children’s free exercise of religious liberty may include entheogen sacraments to mediate communion with their maker.

    Freedom of speech presupposes freedom of thought. The Constitution doesn’t enumerate any governmental power to embargo diverse states of mind. How and when did government usurp this power to coerce conformity? The Mayflower sailed to escape coerced conformity. Legislators who would limit cognitive liberty lack jurisdiction.

    Common-law allows that adults are the legal owners of their own bodies. The Founding Fathers undersigned that the right to the pursuit of happiness is inalienable. Socrates said to know your self. Mortal lawmakers should not presume to thwart the intelligent design that molecular keys unlock spiritual doors. Persons who appreciate their own free choice of path in life should tolerate seekers’ self-exploration.

  2. I'm curious as to your accusation that the war on drugs on affects "non-whites". If I follow you logic, then you believe that only non-whites use drugs?

    When you speak of Eve, you are equating a Theocracy (the rule of God over man) to a Democracy or a Republic (in which the people rule). Essentially, your argument is that Eve was justified in her pursuit of the fruit (and the Bible doesn't say apple). And, God was in the wrong by not allowing its consumption.

    Again, obviously by my post, I do not disagree with your stance. But, I don't believe the statements I commented about help to justify your position.


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