My latest article is live at Campaign for Liberty -”The War on Drugs is a War on You”
Here’s an excerpt:
The drug war is based on a repugnant assertion: that you do not have ownership over your own body; that you don’t have the right to decide what you’ll do with your body, with your property and with your life. The position of the drug warriors is that you should be in jail if you decide to do something with your body that they don’t approve of.
This is an abomination of everything that America is supposed to stand for. As long as this country continues the drug war, you are not free. At the root, then, those that force the drug war on you are enemies to your freedom.
If you are concerned at all about liberty, the economy, the Constitution and the power of the Federal Government — you cannot ignore the US government’s longest and most costly “war” — the War on Drugs.
Rep. Reyes gets coy over muzzling El Paso with drug-legalization threat
January 20, 2:21 PM
by J.D. Tuccille, Civil Liberties Examiner
After unanimously passing a resolution calling for discussion of drug legalization as an antidote to the border region’s troubles with violent crime, the El Paso, Texas, city council failed to overturn the mayor’s veto last week. That’s because half of the members of the city council changed their votes, citing threats from federal officials. Nonsense, says U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes. He didn’t issue a threat; he just wanted to “make sure they understand the things they do that aren’t helpful to me.”
READ ON AT EXAMINER.COM
This is one reason among many why federal government encroachment has been the greatest threat to peace and prosperity. The U.S. Constitution forbids their encroachment on the sovereignty of the states but there is little evidence that those in Washington have ever read it or care much about the laws that regulate their authority. Threats, intimidation, bribery and robbery is their modus operandi.
Collateral damage in the form of dead bodies, rampant crime, broken families, destroyed property and overflowing prisons in El Paso, Chicago or Buffalo are just some of the costs of maintaining their influence over local police agencies and some cowardly politicians. Not much different from how organized crime gangs operate.