Wednesday, May 7, 2008

To Inhale Or Not To Inhale

Ron Paul is off the hook. I am for decrimializing marijuana but coke, herion, X...ahhh i dont think so. However i do agree with some things he has to say about drugs and minorities. The "drug war" never existed.

Here is a comment click the link for more (remember dude is off the chain):

Q: What policy would you support to guarantee young Black and Latino men a fairer equal justice system?
A: A system designed to protect individual liberty will have no punishments for any group and no privileges. Today, I think inner-city folks and minorities are punished unfairly in the war on drugs. For instance, Blacks make up 14% of those who use drugs, yet 36 percent of those arrested are Blacks and it ends up that 63% of those who finally end up in prison are Blacks. This has to change. We don't have to have more courts and more prisons. We need to repeal the whole war on drugs. It isn't working. We have already spent over $400 billion since the early 1970s, and it is wasted money. Prohibition didn't work. Prohibition on drugs doesn't work. So we need to come to our senses. And, absolutely, it's a disease. We don't treat alcoholics like this. This is a disease, and we should orient ourselves to this. That is one way you could have equal justice under the law.

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