Nullify the Drug War! by Sheldon Richman Thomas Jefferson said a revolution every 20 years would be a good thing. Regardless of what one thinks of that, perhaps a little constitutional crisis every now and then would have its benefits. One such crisis may be brewing now. On election day, solid majorities of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Drug War in Mexico: Corruption Is Better Than Slaughter July 9, 2012Ivan Eland Will Enrique Peña Nieto, the new president of Mexico from the corrupt and authoritarian Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), go easy on drug traffickers? Let’s hope so. During his campaign, Mr. Peña Nieto vowed to battle murder, extortion, kidnapping, and other violent crimes […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Paternalism and the Drug Warby Jacob G. Hornberger The U.S. Supreme Court has declared a California law banning the sale of violent videos unconstitutional. That’s fine, but how about going further and declaring laws banning the possession and distribution of illicit drugs by adults to be unconstitutional too? After all, if we’re going to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Drug-Warrior Hypocrisyby Laurence M. Vance, December 3, 2010 Originally published by the Future of Freedom Foundation Statists of every variety — left/right, liberal/conservative, Democrat/Republican, progressive/moderate — disagree vocally and often. Although these groups may argue among themselves and with each other about any number of issues — health care, education, Social Security, the environment, tax cuts, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Why Don’t Conservatives Oppose the War on Drugs?by Laurence M. Vance, November 24, 2010 Originally published online by the Future of Freedom Foundation. The war on drugs is a failure. According to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: “Drug use in the United States increased […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Case against Medical Marijuanaby Laurence M. Vance, November 11, 2010 Originally published by the Future of Freedom Foundation. Pot smokers aren’t the only ones disappointed by the rejection of Proposition 19 by California voters. Freedom lovers were just as dissatisfied with the outcome. Proposition 19, the Regulate, Control & Tax Cannabis Act, would have made […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Immigration, Civil Liberties, and the Drug Warby Sheldon Richman, May 4, 2010 Originally published by the Future of Freedom Foundation here . Arizona’s horrid law empowering cops to demand that people show their “papers” when suspected of being in the country without government permission holds an important lesson for both so-called progressives and conservatives. It’s a lesson […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The City that Went to Hell December 16, 2009Alvaro Vargas Llosa CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico—This is known as the most dangerous city in the world and it feels like it. Half of Juarez—just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas—looks like a ghost town; the other resembles a battle zone briefly gone quiet so that cars […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Enduring Legacy of Prohibition December 3, 2009Anthony GregoryHerald News, Summit Daily News Rarely in modern times does Washington withdraw from an area of domestic affairs. December 5 marks the seventy-sixth anniversary of the 21st Amendment, repealing alcohol prohibition. One of the most energetic political causes in the late 19th and early 20th century was the “temperance” […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Time to End the War on Drugs April 7, 2009Art Carden In a recent speech, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cited high demand for drugs in the United States as a likely cause for escalating violence along the U.S.-Mexico border. Indeed, such border violence illustrates the important and tragic ironies of the drug war. This war […]Continue Reading... No Comments.