Drug War

The Drug War Is Doomed

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The announcement that we have a new drug czar (a nice term for a government official in America, no?) reminded me of a recent appearance on CNN of the previous drug czar, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, and U.S. Rep. Bob Barr, Republican of Georgia. They were discussing the need to be tough ... [click for more]

Drug-War Killings in Peru

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IN APRIL, two more innocent people were killed in the U.S government’s 30-year war on drugs. This time, the victims were a 35-year-old missionary named Veronica Bowers and her 7-month-old baby, Charity, who were flying in a small Cessna from Brazil to Peru with Bowers’s husband, another of their children, and the pilot. After a CIA plane issued an alert ... [click for more]

Another Drug-War Lesson in Peru

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The war on drugs has now taken two more casualties — 35-year-old missionary Veronica Bowers and her 7-month old child Charity. Last Friday, April 20, a Peruvian interceptor jet attacked and shot down a defenseless single-engine Cessna in which Bowers and her baby were traveling. Surviving the attack were her ... [click for more]

The Drug War’s Assault on Liberty

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ROBERT DOWNEY JR. is a perfect example of the war on drug’s tremendous assault on liberty. Downey is the famous Hollywood actor who has a drug problem. To punish him for being a drug addict, the state has arrested him, prosecuted him, incarcerated him, released him, and arrested him anew. The state won’t leave ... [click for more]

Fox Should Lead Way on Drug Legalization

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Another Latin American president is talking about ending the war on drugs. First, there is Uruguay's president, Jorge Batlle, who openly calls for drug legalization. And now there is Vicente Fox, Mexico's newly elected president. Last Monday, (March 19) in an article entitled "Fox Talks Drug Legalization," the Associated Press reported, "In an interview ... [click for more]

Fox Should End Drug War

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"When President Bush travels to Mexico this week, Mexican President Fox has the opportunity to help lead the world out of one of its most immoral and destructive wars -- the war on drugs. The drug war, as Fox well knows, has produced nothing but failure, death, destruction, and corruption within the Mexican government. ... [click for more]

A Nation of Children

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President Clinton took some flak in the closing weeks of his administration when he told a Rolling Stone interviewer, “I think that most small amounts of marijuana have been decriminalized in some places and should be.” The negative reaction was so strong that a Clinton spokesman said that the president was not ... [click for more]

Let’s Retire the Drug War

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Retired army general Barry McAfree has announced that he is now retiring from his position as America’s drug czar. If only he would take the war on drugs with him. Of all the domestic wars that the U.S. government has waged in the last several decades, the war on drugs has got to be the most immoral and destructive of ... [click for more]

DARE’s Dying Gasp

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The nations most popular drug education program may be on the ropes. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program is increasingly being tossed out of school systems as the evidence of its failure to deter drug use becomes overwhelming. DARE was the brainchild of Los Angeles Police Department chief Daryl Gates, who launched the program in the early 1980s. More ... [click for more]

Crime Creation

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THE HAWAII TAX on cigarettes is the highest in the nation; $1 per package, $10 per carton. That’s after the federal government applies its tax. If you want to display your protest to a mindless drivel of government laws and rules, one way to do it is to smoke. So, cigarette smoking is appealing to teenagers, many of whom are ... [click for more]

The War on Drugs Rots America

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President Clinton may have found a legacy, and the Republicans in Congress are backing him. His legacy? Taking the United States into the civil war raging in Colombia by an injection of $1.3 billion in money and military equipment, including combat helicopters, not to mention hundreds of American pilots and "advisors." And why is ... [click for more]

Clinton’s Coming Colombia Catastrophe

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The Senate will soon consider President Clinton's proposed $1.6 billion package to bankroll the government of Colombia's war against leftist guerillas. The aid windfall purports to help staunch the flow of drugs from Colombia. But there is no reason to expect further U.S. anti-drug aid to be any more effective than past aid. Even ... [click for more]
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