War on drugs


Tens of Thousands’ Wrongly Convicted Based on Unreliable Drug Tests

By Against Crony Capitalism July 13, 2016     It is often said that the “War on Drugs” is a war on the American people. Well not me, you might say. I don’t do drugs. Therefore I have little concern for those who do. As for false negatives I guess that’s the price of war. […]

Tens of Thousands’ Wrongly Convicted Based on Unreliable Drug Tests

The Legalization Cure for the Heroin Epidemic

The Legalization Cure for the Heroin Epidemic

By Mark Thornton Mises.org March 29, 2016   The Legalization Cure for the Heroin Epidemic   A heroin epidemic has been spreading across the United States, expanding enormously for the last several years. With it, the number of people dying has also increased dramatically. While politicians offer failed solutions like “securing the borders,” the real […]


Nixon’s War on Drugs Began as Strategy to Attack ‘Antiwar Left and Black People’

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams March 23, 2016   Nixon’s War on Drugs Began as Strategy to Attack ‘Antiwar Left and Black People’ Amid new global discussion about ending prohibition, a buried admission by a former presidential aide goes viral     The former top domestic adviser to President Richard Nixon admitted years ago that […]

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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 […]

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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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The Real Reason Nixon Created the DEA – Part I

By David Hathaway LewRockwell.com May 30, 2015   The Real Reason Nixon Created the DEA – Part I   When the DEA is seen in a negative light by Americans, it is due almost entirely to the agency’s relatively small relationship to the domestic war on drugs. But, the reason for this agency coming into […]


How the War on Drugs Facilitated the Global War on Terrorism

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute April 9, 2015   How the War on Drugs Facilitated the Global War on Terrorism     When President George W. Bush announced the Global War on Terrorism in 2001 he did not have to start his war from scratch. Instead, the development of the United States government’s war […]

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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 […]


The Game Is Rigged: Why Americans Keep Losing to the Police State

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute   The Game Is Rigged: Why Americans Keep Losing to the Police State   “The truth is that the State is a conspiracy designed not only to exploit, but above all to corrupt its citizens.”—Leo Tolstoy My 7-year-old granddaughter has suddenly developed a keen interest in card games: […]

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Tennessee law puts new mom in jail for drug use while pregnant

Source: http://www.cbc.ca By Meagan Fitzpatrick, CBC News Last Updated: Jul 11, 2014 2:56 PM ET   Tennessee law puts new mom in jail for drug use while pregnant First woman charged with assault this week under new law     Mallory Loyola, a 26-year-old Tennessee woman, gave birth a few days ago, and was then […]


19-Month-Old Toddler in Critical Condition After Cops Throw Flash Bang Grenade into Playpen 2

  Source: http://libertyblitzkrieg.com By Michael Krieger 19-Month-Old Toddler in Critical Condition After Cops Throw Flash Bang Grenade into Playpen   Just in case you aren’t already convinced that the “war on drugs” is the biggest waste of time, energy, and money imaginable, perhaps the following tragic tale will push you over the edge. This story touches on […]

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The Private Prison Industry: A special sick kind of crony capitalism

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino The Private Prison Industry: A special sick kind of crony capitalism     I think most of our readers know that we are for the private sector doing almost everything. The private sector and the competition within the sector creates more and better goods and services for all of […]


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 […]

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