Less Government Regulation Series: Drugs (March 2, 2009)
“Can any policy, however high-minded, be moral if it leads to widespread corruption, imprisons so many, has so racist an effect, destroys our inner cities, wreaks havoc on misguided and vulnerable individuals and brings death and destruction to foreign countries.”
Milton Friedman, Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics
“Eighty-five million Americans have experimented with illegal drugs. Since the object of criminal law is to detect and punish the wrongdoer, should we reason that 85 million of us should have spent time in jail.”
William F. Buckley, Jr., Founder of the magazine “National Review”
One in every hundred American citizens is now in prison. The War on Drugs is really the War on the Populace. Once again, because victory is impossible, declare victory and call off the war.
Bumper sticker of the week:
There oughta not be a law