Drug War


What National Review Gets Wrong About the Opioid Crisis and the War on Drugs

By Shane Smith The Daily Bell November 18, 2017   What National Review Gets Wrong About the Opioid Crisis and the War on Drugs     Alright, libertarians, you wanted drug legalization, right? Well, with opioids, via loose prescriptions, you got it, and what’s happened? We are in the middle of the worst epidemic of […]

What National Review Gets Wrong About the Opioid Crisis and the War on Drugs

David Stockman Challenges Trump Administration’s Militarism and Drug War

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute February 8, 2017   David Stockman Challenges Trump Administration’s Militarism and Drug War   In a recent interview at CNN, David Stockman, who is a Ron Paul Institute Advisory Board member and was director of the Office of Management and Budget during the Reagan administration, critiqued the Trump administration […]

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Jesse Ventura and Lew Rockwell Discuss Ending the War on Marijuana

Jesse Ventura and Lew Rockwell Discuss Ending the War on Marijuana

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute October 4, 2016   Jesse Ventura and Lew Rockwell Discuss Ending the War on Marijuana     Lew Rockwell’s new Lew Rockwell Show interview with author Jesse Ventura provides interesting criticism of the war on marijuana in America and thoughts on the prospect of a future without that war. […]


Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Dresses Down Drug War ‘Bitter-Enders’ 1

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute September 23, 2015   Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Dresses Down Drug War ‘Bitter-Enders’     It is becoming increasingly obvious that the United States government’s war on drugs, and especially its war on marijuana, is being torn down by state and local governments choosing to move in a less punitive […]


El Chapo’s Return Is a Game Changer for Central America’s Drug War

By Elena Toledo PamAm Post July 18, 2015   El Chapo’s Return Is a Game Changer for Central America’s Drug War Mexican Kingpin’s Escape Jeopardizes Alliance for Prosperity     The great escape of Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known as “El Chapo,” has reinforced the myth surrounding the drug kingpin and his […]


Shona Banda Drug Arrest: A Prime Case for Jury Nullification

By RPI Staff Ron Paul Institute June 23, 2015   Shona Banda Drug Arrest: A Prime Case for Jury Nullification   If there ever was a “poster child” for the absurdity of the drug war, the case of Shona Banda must be it. Suffering from an extreme case of Crohn’s disease, the relief she found […]


The Real Reason Nixon Created the DEA – Part II

By David Hathaway LewRockwell.com June 1, 2015   The Real Reason Nixon Created the DEA – Part II   (Part two. Continued from part one.) CIA cold war and hot war activity was coming to light for the first time and was falling into the crosshairs of Congress and the media.  Anti-communist arguments had been […]

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Seven Changes Needed in Baltimore and Ferguson Right Now

By Mark Thornton Mises.org May 8, 2015   Seven Changes Needed in Baltimore and Ferguson Right Now   I am regularly asked what can be done to solve the problem of “urban blight” in places like Detroit. The question is usually asked with exhausted desperation and a shrug, as if there are no possible answers. […]


Tennessee Legislators Introduce Bills to Decriminalize Cannabis Oil, Legalize Marijuana

By Barry Donegan BenSwann.com February 21, 2015   Tennessee Legislators Introduce Bills to Decriminalize Cannabis Oil, Legalize Marijuana The battle over marijuana prohibition is heating up in the Volunteer State, as legislators have introduced two new bills that would weaken the ban — one to legalize up to a half ounce of pot and the […]


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Breaking the Mold: Rick Sanchez Interviews Ron Paul

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute January 22, 2015   Breaking the Mold: Rick Sanchez Interviews Ron Paul   In his recent appearance on the Rick Sanchez Show, RPI Chairman Ron Paul discussed why the Founders favored liberty and were very skeptical of democracy. Also, is Obama finally starting to get Cuba policy right? Ron Paul […]


What’s Missing in the Current Immigration ‘Crisis’ Debate

Source: http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org By Ron Paul What’s Missing in the Current Immigration ‘Crisis’ Debate   Over the past several weeks we have seen a significant increase in illegal immigration, as thousands of unaccompanied minors pour across what seems an invisible southern border into the United States. The mass immigration has, as to be expected, put an […]

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Minnesota cops don’t want to legalize medical marijuana for fear they could lose millions

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino Minnesota cops don’t want to legalize medical marijuana for fear they could lose millions     Pot is by far the most widely used illicit drug used in the United States. It is also bulky, odoriferous, and therefore relatively easy to detect. Much of our national law enforcement budget […]


The Economics of the Police State | Thomas E. Woods, Jr. 3

  The Economics of the Police State | Thomas E. Woods, Jr.     Published by misesmedia Published on Jan 22, 2014 Recorded at the Mises Circle Southwest Regional in Houston, 18 January 2014. Includes an introduction by Jeff Deist. In the modern United States, federal laws are now so numerous and written so broadly […]