The War on Drugs
In just a couple of decades the War on Drugs managed to make a
mockery of nearly the entire Constitution.
The War on Drugs
Is a Total Failure
"Government can't keep drugs out of the country,"
said Libertarian Presidential candidate Harry Browne, "It can't even keep drugs
out of its own prisons.
Corporate owned politicians of both parties
concede total failure of the war on drugs on the Mexican border. Mexican drug
cartels reign terror on both sides of the border, giving collectivist lawmakers
the excuse to further curtail civil liberties of both American citizens and
legal/illegal aliens living in the U.S.
The War on Drugs Was an Excuse to Wage a War on Civil
Democratic politicians like the War on Drugs just as it is --
because they love the power it gives the federal government. Republican
politicians want to accelerate the War on Drugs -- by taking away more of your
Constitutional liberties, by taking away more of your privacy, by turning
America into more of a police state."
The Federal government shouldn't be waging a war on
The War on Drugs wouldnt be possible if the federal
government obeyed the Tenth Amendment. Current
drug laws are an improper usurpation of the power to regulate interstate
commerce, and the power to prohibit should be reserved by the states. It is a
States issue, and it is the states that should deal with the problem as they
see fit. Instead, the states have reliquished their responsibility and allowed
the Federal government to intrude where they do not belong.
The widening interpretation of the
Commerce Clause has made way for many laws which contradict the original
intended meaning of the Constitution. With the Courts so-called doctrine of
"New Federalism," defined by Gonzales v. Raich (2005), the Court upheld a
Federal law regarding marijuana, finding that although the marijuana in
question had been grown and consumed within a single state, and had never
entered Interstate Commerce, Congress could nonetheless regulate a non-economic
good, which is intrastate, if it does so as part of a complete scheme of
legislation designed to regulate Interstate Commerce.
Justice Clarence Thomas stated in his dissent to Gonzales v. Raich (2005),
Respondents Diane Monson and Angel Raich use marijuana that has
never been bought or sold, that has never crossed state lines, and that has had
no demonstrable effect on the national market for marijuana. If Congress can
regulate this under the Commerce Clause, then it can regulate virtually
anything and the Federal Government is no longer one of limited and
We have seen the emergence of mandatory minimum sentences, in
violation of the Eighth Amendment, the creation
of drug courts, in lieu of anything acceptable under the
Sixth Amendment, drug testing in schools, in
disregard of the Fifth Amendment, and no-knock
warrants and to increasingly lowered standards of probable cause for search and
seizure, in open contempt of the Fourth
Amendment. The War on Drugs has also been used to justify stronger laws
against guns, in violation of the Second
Amendment, and restrictions on commercial speech, in violation of the
The so-called "War on Drugs" is not a war on drugs, but really
a war on people who use drugs.
A war has been declared on the American
people, and it is far more dangerous than any terrorist action. During the
Clinton years, the War on Drugs shredded much of what remained of the Bill of
Rights. The biggest losers in the war on drugs were mothers, fathers,
small-time dealers, medical-marijuana users and even children -- not the "drug
Financially, police agencies involved in the forfeiture of
property were winners. Following the passage of the 1984 Omnibus Crime Bill,
police agencies were allowed to sell the assets they seized and keep the
money. Tens of thousands of people had their property seized for the most
trivial drug-law infractions. On the highways, police use "drug courier
profiles" to stop and search motorists and confiscate their vehicles if any
drugs are found. At airports, travelers' cash is seized when it tests positive
for traces of cocaine.
- In Maryland, Pamela Snow had her business and home confiscated
when one of her kids received a United Parcel Service package that contained
marijuana. Part of the official "justification" for the forfeiture was the
Grateful Dead poster in her son's bedroom-supposed evidence that the house was
a "narcotics-related" meeting place.
- In Washington, DC, Marsha Simmons repeatedly called police to
have them remove her crack-selling grandchildren from in front of her
house-only to have the police respond by seizing her home because her
grandchildren had sold crack on the property.
- In Denver, Colorado, 13 SWAT team members stormed the upstairs
apartment of Ismael Mena looking for drugs. After breaking open the front door,
the SWAT team found the door to Mena's room latched, and kicked it in. Police
say they found him armed with a .22 revolver, standing on his bed. Officers
claim they screamed "Police!" and "Drop the gun!" repeatedly. Mena started to
put the gun down, asking, "Policia?" But police say when they then moved to
disarm him, he again raised the gun. Officers opened fire. Mena, a father of
nine, was hit by eight bullets and killed instantly. No drugs were found. The
next day, SWAT team officers learned they had raided the wrong residence-they
should have gone next door.
- In Pennsylvania, a 21-year-old man with no prior offenses, was
shot to death in his house by a squad of masked police dressed in ninja-style
uniforms. They didn't even knock before tossing a smoke grenade through a
window, setting fire to the house. The unarmed John Hirko, suspected of dealing
small amounts of marijuana and cocaine, was found face down on his stairway,
shot in the back while fleeing the fire.
Hiding surreptitiously behind the war on drugs is also a war
against Americans' health. It is a war that has already claimed untold number
of lives and will produce millions of casualties over the next decade. Dropping
a nuclear bomb over a major American city would kill fewer people than the FDA
/ Big Pharma / Big Government agenda will ultimately kill.
The "War on
Drugs" is really about who controls the flow of drugs
and who profits from
The war on drugs is really only an excuse for
sustaining a military and corporate presence across the planet where
governments and their crony corporations both control and profit from the
manufacture, sale, and use of "controlled substances."
In 1937, the Marijuana Transfer Tax Act was passed in order to
destroy the hemp industry, largely as a result of the efforts of the wealthy
capitalists Andrew Mellon, Randolph Hearst, and the Du Pont family. With the
invention of the decorticator, hemp became a very cheap substitute for the
paper pulp that was used in the newspaper industry. Hearst felt that this was a
threat to his extensive timber holdings. Mellon, Secretary of the Treasury and
the wealthiest man in America, had invested heavily in the Du Pont families new
synthetic fiber, nylon, which was being outcompeted by hemp.[French, Laurence; Magdaleno Manzanárez (2004) , "NAFTA &
neocolonialism: comparative criminal, human & social justice."; and Peet,
Preston (2004), "Under the influence: the disinformation guide to
It's well documented that the CIA has been involved in drug
smuggling for many years. See, for example,
The CIA, Contras,
Gangs, and Crack. Following the 9/11 false flag, the US military-industrial
complex quickly invaded Afghanistan and began facilitating the reinstatement of
the country's poppy industry the Taliban had been actively destroying as part
of an effort to rid the country of this harmful plant. According to the United
Nations Drug Control Program (UNDCP), opium cultivation increased by 657
percent in 2002 after the US military invaded the country under the direction
of then-President George W. Bush.
New York Times reported that the brother of Afghan
President Hamid Karzai had actually been on the payroll of the CIA for at least
eight years prior to this information going public in 2009. Ahmed Wali Karzai
was a crucial player in reinstating the country's opium drug trade, known as
Golden Crescent, and the CIA had been financing the endeavor behind the
"The Golden Crescent drug trade, launched by the CIA in the
early 1980s, continues to be protected by US intelligence, in liaison with NATO
occupation forces and the British military,"
wrote Prof. Michel Chossudovsky. "The proceeds of this
lucrative multibillion dollar contraband are deposited in Western banks."
Afghanistan is now the opium capital of the world, providing around 90 percent
of the worlds supply.
owns many politicians and lobbies heavily in Washington to maintain their
corner on the drug market as their profits have soared with the increased
popularity and use of "legal" controlled substances. Backed by Big Pharma
reelection campaign money, our lawmakers are acting to directly enforce a Big
Pharma monopoly at the expense of the public.
Nevada Senator and U.S. Senate Majority
Leader, Harry Reid was exposed for accepting large sums of money from Big
Pharma in order to craft and guide the recently-passed
health care bill in Big Pharma's favor [NaturalNews.com]. Reid successfully
stopped Byron Dorgan's drug reimportation amendment from being added to the
bill, which would have helped to reduce drug costs for consumers (and cut Big
Pharma's profits). Drug companies Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Merck and Astra-Zeneca
rewarded Reid nicely for his services by paying him tens of thousands of
Big Pharma essentially wrote the health care bill promoted by
Barack Obama and passed by the Democratic Congress. Billy Tauzin, then
President of the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America
(PhRMA), the largest single-industry lobbying group in the nation, visited the
White House to work out a deal on the health care bill. According to reports,
he negotiated with government officials to make sure all existing drug industry
favors would remain intact in any proposed health care legislation. Tauzin was
able to convince Democrat politicians to add to the bill additional drug
industry perks including subsidies, mandates, and a complete monopoly on
complex drugs that will last 12 years.
The FDA (Food and Drug
Administration) has also been instrumental in protecting the Big Pharma
monopoly stranglehold on American consumers while deepening the financial ties
between the government and Big Pharma. So-called "drug safety" bills are
purchased from the regulators by drug companies while explicitly failing to
protect foods and nutritional supplements from FDA regulation efforts. Although
hundreds of thousands of consumers have contacted their lawmakers to demand an
end to the monopoly price fixing currently operating in the United States,
lawmakers cannot bring themselves to support any legislation that threatens the
profits of Big Pharma.
Big Pharma is also culpable in the mass mind
control/manipulation/conditioning of the most vulnerable members of our
society, our children. They earn huge profits in the
highly-reprehensible/questionable and increasingly common mandated drugging of
ever-growing numbers of children. Supported by a growing number of
psychiatrists and social workers, young males especially are targeted through
hugely intrusive, invasive, ill-advised, psychologically unpredictable and
often destructive programs. More and more of our children (down to toddlers as
young as two and three years old) are being dosed on a long-term basis with any
of a number of psychotropic/psychiatric drugs like Prozac, Ritalin, Luvox, and
These drugs not only are proven to induce severe and often very
violent psychotic reactions among a significant percentage of subjects, but
also clearly and provably create a stupefied, dumbed-down, zombified mental
state in targeted subjects which is a perfect "ground state" for the carrying
out of yet other mind control, manipulation, and conditioning activities on
these very same subjects. In general, this kind of psych-drugging makes the job
of further mind control programming much easier.
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