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Attorney General Eric Holder has so thoroughly disgraced himself during his occupation of the big chair at the Department of Justice that those extremely rare moments during which he doesn’t sell weapons to Mexican narcoterrorists or perjure himself in front of Congress often go unnoticed. So let me say this: Holder got one right — sort of.

On Aug. 13, Holder announced a Department of Justice (DoJ) plan to curtail mandatory minimum sentencing for low-level, non-gang affiliated, nonviolent offenders. According to Holder, the aforementioned category “(W)ill be charged with offenses for which the accompanying sentences are better suited to their individual conduct, rather than excessive prison terms more appropriate for violent criminals or drug kingpins.” Of course, being Holder, he couldn’t resist the urge to work some imaginary racist element into the scenario, calling the higher rates of African-Americans incarcerated “shameful,” without noting the higher rates of African-Americans committing crimes.

There is a down side to a Holder-commanded DoJ removing its considerable surveillance and enforcement apparatus from the hemp-sandal set. Doritos and Taco Bell will almost certainly face shortages. And people who mention Jesus in their blog posts will notice an increase in the unmarked vans parked randomly across from the houses. But look on the bright side; the perversion factories and gladiator schools we call prisons will get less crowded, meaning the yard fights will be much more exciting.

According to the DoJ’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, the DEA arrested 5,911 people for marijuana-related offenses in 2005 (the most recent year for which I could find reliable statistics). Marijuana-linked offenders represent about 13 percent of America’s prison inmates, or just less than 50,000 inmates nationwide. Throw in those awaiting trial or currently on probation for nonviolent marijuana-linked offenses, and the number jumps to more than 1,000 percent. That means the real bad guys — the rapists, the murderers and the Democratic mayors of large cities — have to share unnecessary space behind bars.

The cost of imprisoning every Cheech and Chong wannabe with grow lights in their hall closets comes in at about $1 billion annually. If America were to declare general amnesty for nonviolent marijuana offenders, we would save enough to fund every “green” energy boondoggle Obama’s cronies cook up and still have enough left over to bail out one or two auto manufacturers who’ve been driven into the wall by the union thugs.

On the social side, taking weed out of the criminal equation would spare millions of people from a future of checking the “yes” box under: “Have you ever been convicted of something that guarantees you have already peaked as a member of society?” That’s especially thoughtful, considering the fact that some of those millions of people smoke pot to relieve painful medical conditions like cancer and glaucoma.

Now, don’t mistake my intent here. I am not suggesting that we legalize all drugs. As an example, heroin should remain as illegal as assaulting Hispanic neighborhood-watch captains. “Meth” routinely turns users into hollow-eyed zombies who are capable of shocking acts of crime and/or violence against anyone at any time. Add cocaine to the mix, and the zombies may well include Hollywood producers, pop music stars and mayors of Washington, D.C.  The “hard stuff,” as it were, tears apart families, lives and communities. But marijuana doesn’t send potheads into drug-fueled crime sprees and tabloid headlines. According to the FBI, 86 percent of all marijuana-related arrests are for simple possession.

Granted, if you smoke enough weed over a long enough period of time, you may suffer some deleterious effects. Witness President Barack Hussein Obama’s understanding of American geography.  But if you do enough of almost anything, you’ll have a price to pay. Too much water can upset your electrolyte balance. Too much food can make you look like Michael Moore. Too much voting for Democrats can create Detroit.

In 1919, America got its puritanical panties twisted into enough of a knot to amend the Constitution to ban alcohol. While the demon rum has certainly done plenty of quantifiable damage over the years, the banning thereof not only didn’t kill our taste for a good stiff belt once in a while, it added colorful characters like Al Capone and his mafia pals to the popular lexicon. It took 13 years of unprecedented crime before the 18th Amendment met its end in a hail of nanny-state-induced gunfire. Fast-forward nearly a century, and we still have yet to understand why.

–Ben Crystal

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • Motov

    End prohibition now!

    • Bill

      Right on, Motov

    • Bob666

      Yo Motov,
      It seems like only three days ago?

      • Motov

        Deja vu?,….lol.
        God created weed
        Man created booze
        Who do you trust?

        • Bob666

          Yo Motov,
          I believe we both know that answer.

          • Motov

            :) ;)

  • Captj@sea

    Ben, during Prohibition, there was more alcohol consumed per capita than before or after. Think about that and then consider legalizing all drugs and having them sold only at government outlets at very low prices. Increase the penalties for drug smuggling and dealing (who is going to risk serious jail time for a little pocket money?) The cartels would be out of business.
    Now, the whole drug ‘thing’ is de-glamorized – no more colorful drug-gangsters to hold up as folk heroes. It’s no longer, “I do hard drugs, I’m a ba-a-ad boy/girl!” now it’s, “Whoa, chump, you’re only doing what can be done by any idiot who wants to ruin his life”. Money from small drug profits can be used for educational and re-hab programs.
    Of course, complete legalization will never happen. The DEA will be dead set against it and the Federal Government will back them and instruct their media puppets to fall in line and scream against it.
    Yes, the bad drugs will still ruin lives, but many, many fewer and, hopefully, each generation would become less and less ‘drug-minded’ and we’d be rid of the DEA (that’s why it will never happen.) BTW, I enjoy your articles.

    • Virgil Lipinski

      Don’t think the cartels would go away so easily…they would find other nefarious avenues for revenue (like kidnappings in Mexico rising) or bring in chemists to create new more potent drugs!

      Alcohol kills more people than every other drug combined, so there is an element of hypocrisy that everything else is illegal!

      • Motov

        Just a little note about alcohol
        John Bonham died from 40 shots of vodka,
        The fatalities are not all from drunk driving, they can occur from alcohol poisoning, and accidents unrelated to driving as well.

        Little note about legalizing weed.
        If legal, you will effectively take pot out of drug dealer’s hands and put it into a store clerks hands. That being said.
        Minors would find it much more difficult to obtain it.
        Because store clerks do not want to lose their jobs selling cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana to underaged people.

  • Alex

    Race-baiters like Ben Crystalnacht miss so much of the bigger picture while trying to inflate the holey inner-tube of shallowness that is their mind.

    Yes, Black crime is a very troublesome problem facing this country, true. But one must also look at the clear fact that Blacks are MUCH more likely to be face jail time for crimes White people walk away from with probation.

    Upper- and Middle-class Blacks do not commit more crime than others races in the same economic class. At the poverty level, Blacks do commit a higher number of crimes than their White counterparts—but this is largely due to the fact that poor Blacks are generally forced into more densely populated urban areas than poor Whites, who in large part are spread over a wider rural setting and therefore less apt to rub shoulders with other violent Caucasians.

    There is no “imaginary racist element” at work here, but a very real disproportion in the racial stratification of criminal investigation, apprehension, conviction, and sentencing.

    The bulk of you PLD race-baiters are too dense and too unread to understand that….

    • Warrior

      We need to know who “forced” blacks into these “densely populated urban areas”? Hmmm, probably “farmers” eh? Maybe they “migrated” there for the “night life”!

      • TheTruthHurtsAsWell

        ….they were forced! By… By… Well… By the government of course

        • John

          Make that liberal government. The civil rights act, after the Republicans got it passed and had enough votes to override a veto Johnson was forced to sign the bill. Then the democrats got together and figured that they could no longer chain slaves but they could make them dependent on them. So they started welfare and decided to steal Social Security. Later they stole the post office retirement fund. Democrats are far lower than pond scum.

    • TIME

      Alex,
      I am BLACK, and I highly resent your post in all of its forms implied or otherwise.
      Its a fact, that some of us do overcome, and we make it. In some cases we do just very well.
      But what we have that many others fail to have is “DRIVE”
      I believe the word is “Self Starters.”
      There is no difference between Blacks or Whites or Browns or Yellows for that matter of fact, – any color you so dam choose.
      The real facts are, many blacks have no desire to overcome anything, they enjoy the venue they have taken / been pushed into by all the do ~ do gooders just like YOU.
      All this in the most part is due to the alleged special people in DC like Nancy Pelosi who calls us {“The Little People.”}
      They also get to use the RACE CARD, what is Nancy Pelosi again, oh yea she is a “””PROgressive, ZIONIST Marxist,”” who claims to be a Liberal, of what she is not.
      By the way did you know that’s she is also – Miss Lube Rack 1955.
      The divides that have been forged over the last 150 years have been staged by the ZIONIST MARXIST / Progressives who have the mindless sheep – just like you as their enforcers of true RACE BAITING.
      You should be ashamed of your self.
      But as seen daily by your repetitive post of absurd rhetoric that is truly HATE filled – mindless programing provided by the noted freaks of nature you follow.
      Guess what dude, you’ll never fit in their world, they see you as lower than pond scum, the term they use for people like you says it all. “Useful idiots.”
      But you just keep on keeping on dude.

      • Bill

        Alex,
        If you have drive and want to better yourself, why do you support failed leftist economic policies that will severely limit your opportunities.
        Racism is totally forgotten when economic opportunities are prevalent and people are too busy getting ahead to have such mundane thoughts

      • RAND PAUL IN 2016

        HAHAHA…Yes, I did know she was Miss Lube 1955….Truth be told, both sides have screwed us, but the LIB/PROGRESSIVE/PC Army has screwed us & especially the minorities far , far more!

      • Motov

        Alex, We simply do not care what your skin color is. We do care about the content of your character. The Democrat party is just full of lawyers. Lawyers are programmed to lie as if they are telling the truth. They are salespeople, and they sell BIG government to anyone and everyone. The problem is they use money that doesn’t belong to them, and hand it out those people “in need” and gain their support. The Republicans were at one time against this idea of BIG government but like the Democrats,
        became intoxicated with the power/money, so they started giving away other people’s money to corporations. Both parties found themselves in need to create problems, so they appear to the rest of us to be doing something useful. If you notice these “problems” just get bigger and bigger, So they tell us they need to throw more money at it to “fix” it,.. But the problems just keep getting bigger. We are unaware this is happening by design.
        It is to keep our attention away from what they are really doing.

        Some people have awaken, and realised that BOTH parties SUCK! So they are looking for someone who will shrink our overbloated Government, and really fix these “problems” the TWO parties won’t do.

    • TIME

      Alex,
      I am BLACK, and I highly resent your post in all of its forms implied or otherwise.
      Its a fact, that some of us do overcome, and we make it. In some cases we do just very well.
      But what we have that many others fail to have is “DRIVE”
      I believe the word is “Self Starters.”
      There is no difference between Blacks or Whites or Browns or Yellows for that matter of fact, – any color you so dam choose.
      The real facts are, many blacks have no desire to overcome anything, they enjoy the venue they have taken / been pushed into by all the do ~ do gooders just like YOU.
      All this in the most part is due to the alleged special people in DC like Nancy Pelosi who calls us {“The Little People.”}
      They also get to use the RACE CARD, what is Nancy Pelosi again, oh yea she is a “””PROgressive, ZIONIST Marxist,”” who claims to be a Liberal, of what she is not.
      By the way did you know that’s she is also – Miss Lube Rack 1955.
      The divides that have been forged over the last 150 years have been staged by the ZIONIST MARXIST / Progressives who have the mindless sheep – just like you as their enforcers of true RACE BAITING.
      You should be ashamed of your self.
      But as seen daily by your repetitive post of absurd rhetoric that is truly HATE filled – mindless programing provided by the noted freaks of nature you follow.
      Guess what dude, you’ll never fit in their world, they see you as lower than pond scum, the term they use for people like you says it all. “Useful idiots.”
      But you just keep on keeping on dude.

    • Bill

      Take a chill pill, Alex
      For lack of intelligent argument, throw out the race card

    • Kenyan Krusher

      Ben is not a race-baiter, but Sharptoon the Cartoon, Jesse J. Holder & OBlahBlah & the Congressional Black Caucus are….Bill is not a race-baiter…you have drunk the Kool-Aid!

    • ‘Barbara Messmer

      But Alex you pointed out the fact that lower economic Blacks DO commit higher number of crimes and placed the blame squarely on the shoulders of liberal Democrats. So since they do commit more there can not be a “very real disproportion” in arrest, conviction, and sentencing.

      I say on the shoulders of liberal Democrats because conservatives and Republicans have been accused for decades of not caring for those less well off. Therefore low-income housing (ghettos in large cities like Detroit) has to be the result of Democrats. You state that poor Blacks commit more crimes because of more densely populated areas.

    • speedle

      Good Lord Alex, you are a social theory dinosaur, and hopefully on the way out of trend. Aside from some of the spot on comments of TIME, you and those that think like you can’t seem to connect the dots. Well, let me be more specific. There are the true Statists (who well understand where the dots are connected and where they lead), and then there are the useful idiots who have been indoctrinated through academia and current media that really can’t think very well (these are the folks that can’t connect the dots). I don’t really know which category you occupy,but you are certainly one or the other.

    • vicki

      Alex demonstrates the ad hominem debate style by writing:

      Race-baiters like Ben Crystalnacht miss so much of the bigger picture while trying to inflate the holey inner-tube of shallowness that is their mind.

    • John

      Alex, excuses for the blacks committing crimes is a losing proposition. If they want to get out of the ghetto, then do it. Making to excuses for them is far less than smart. Socially they have to make the choice to not go the gang route or make something of their life. Dr. Ben Carson came from a very tough neighborhood and he is a world renown surgeon. He won’t except excuses as he came from the hood and has seen it all. Either work to get out or take the easy way and choose to fail. It is not your responsibility to make excuses for them. As a former employer I hired and fired a fairly large group of people. Most of them had such an attitude you could not work with them.

  • peter

    Hi Ben. What you have said here is true and serious but the way in which you said it was again hilarious. Thanks, you made me laugh. Have a good one ( or two).

  • Karolyn

    For once, I agree with Ben. There are so many medical benefits to cannabinoids. (And stuff like hemp oil doesn’t get anybody high.) Watch “Run From the Cure” about Rick Simpson, a Canadian who has been helping people with various ailments for years.

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/run-from-the-cure-2-documentary-film

    Anybody who has never seen “Reefer Madness” should view it for a really good laugh.

  • dan

    The only reason one quits….er ,experimenting …. is to stay out of the prison industrial complex
    THC (psychotropic drug )= bad
    MSG ( FDA approved psychotropic drug) = good ????????

    • Bill

      Good analogy, Dan

  • Fish Comfort

    Nearly pain free and 80 yrs old

  • TheTruthHurtsAsWell

    Picking & choosing which drugs should be legalized is arbitrary. The ‘severity’ of addiction or adverse events is based solely on individuals, not groups of people. To say marijuana is ‘more (or less) serious’ than heroin is inane. Plenty of people’s lives can be ruined with any numbers of drugs (in combination or by itself). It should be up to the user themselves to determine the drug of choice or dosage. Beer & cigarettes have certainly caused much greater ‘harm’ than any other drug combined, yet because they are socially acceptable so people overlook them.

  • Bill

    Holder is an idiot. He is just a street hustler that is out for himself. He has no business being in a job that is supposed to enforce the laws of the land when he is breaking the law

    • Virgil Lipinski

      Did you know he is still pressuring banks into giving out bad mortgages to poor people via threat of lawsuits?

  • Debbie Hogan Tate

    The drugs the FDA has approved is much more dangerous than pot! Most, if not all, of our mass shooting began with a prescription approving a mind altering drug made by the FDA! They (FDA) describe a drug as a man made substance. There is nothing being made! Pot is a natural substance. We don’t have to cook it or mix it with other chemicals to make it! It is natural! The FDA should have no control over it! No man made drugs here! Legalize it and take the money being spent to curtail it and use the $ on getting the real drugs (meth, crack, heroin, etc etc) off the streets! Tell the FDA to quit making mind altering drugs! The FDA are the suppliers of dangerous drugs!

    • John

      There is one more thing to include in the Mass shootings that is that all of them were either liberal democrats or the children of liberal democrats. The dirty dems seem always to forget to mention that.

  • TIME

    My Dear People,
    Please, take a few moments of your time and go over to Steve Quayle’s sight and read the Dave Hodges article, { Game over America } ~
    I am sure many of you will glean some solid insight on the topic of where we are, as well where we are going, and — VERY soon by all the overt indicators.
    Peace and Love, May the Holy Sprit bless you with Grace.

  • Liberty Lover

    Does anyone suppose Holder would have made the same judicious decision if the majority of people incarcerated for weed offenses were white?

    • BALONEY TONEY MAHONEY

      He would’ve asked for stiffer sentences, that racist SOB!

    • John

      Stiffer sentences and some capital punishment. Especially if they were over 21.

      • ridge runner

        That includes all of the elected pukes in Washington, and any sorry scum ball in the Beltway, only lower the age down to 15, and use a rope!

  • ridge runner

    Notice he is from the same group that thinks everyone is a victum, hates any white person, has defended murdering pedophile worshipping rug riding perverts. Of course his rump ranger buddy, Obozo has a group of Muslim Brotherhood pukes as his advisors in his inner circle, or he has a brother who has some rank in the Muslim Brotherhood. Notice we don’t hear a word out of his purple lips on Christians being killed, centuries old churches being burnt down Or any thing on the 3 thugs that killed an Australian, or the 3 black fks that killed a WW 2 vet that was going to play some pool, and is caught on camera Of course all democraps approve of this sick abhorant behavior here and in Syria.

  • RonWillison

    Holder is wrong!. He doesn’t go far enough. Tthe problem much of the world faces can be laid directly in the laps of those that began the war on drugs.

    The fact that it exists inhibits mass efforts at finding a solution to the root causes of addiction and its collateral damage consequences. For instance. All the drugs needed to supply America’s addicts would cost pennies on the dollar to produce, buy, and provide for FREE to our current addict population’s needs. That is a no brainer.

    Then thinking forward understand that implimenting programs designed to stave off future addiction at the pass so to speak by using the monies saved on early age prevention via mentoring and interdiction at grade school play ground levels would more than reduce addiction rates. When you add those that were hell bent on self destruction who do finally get their wish and expire to the declining numbers.Then stand that up against the big picture (ie global damage, physical harm and deaths suffered by non users coupled with the tax burden and other costs) of funding the current status que war on drugs. Arriving at the proper solution would be a no brainer.

    Ask any addict or former addict this question. “Is there anything anyone could do or say that would or could have kept or keep you from getting your drug of choice while in your active state of addiction? The answer will ALWAYS be no. Our over fillled prisons answers that question for them. That realization alone points out the folly and insanity of the war on drugs. If one accepts that the war is a failure. That then leads to an awakened desire to look for other solutions. And there are other options. The problem is. There is no desire to fix the problem. Think about it. You don’t know anyone whose life is not affected by the war on drugs in one way or another. If you awakened tomorrow to the news that the tooth fairy / congress ended the war on drugs. How many people would actually be happy about that? What would be the percentage of happy, vrs the unhappy? To answer that question. We need to choose a starting point. I choose the UNHAPPY and top down approach. Our ruling elite gets top billing. From the Prez. to the Senate/Congress, on over to Bernanke and thugs at the FED passing thru every alphabet soup quote “law Enforcement Dept../ Agency, All Military branches, and on and on down to your local city governments. That is just the political and interdiction parts of it.

    Second place goes to the private sector. WallStreet, and associates like THE FED again. They get 2 spots in this madness. Big Pharma, to and thru the entire medical industry. All the way to your local drugstore. Rehab / treatment Hosps. EMS, and on and on. You must be seeing the scope of this by now. Just about every industry on the planet would be touched by it in some cases multiple ways. Travel, Airlines, Shipping all the way down to and including the company’s that make the little plastic baggies that dealers use at street level.

    This is important people. Spend five minutes thinking about it. From Pawn Shops to Funeral Homes,to the company’s that supply badges, uniforms, Military Police, Fire, EMC, Customs, Post Office, Prisons for profit company’s,and on and on and on. Home security providers, burglar alarms.hardware company’s, Window, door amd lock makers. Not to mention every company that provodes goods and services from Lear jets and Limo’s to weapons manufacturers.The fact is. The war on drugs is big business. Frankly speaking all those making a profit in this crazy game should consider self contemplation.

    Of course you have to consider the supply side of the equasion.as well. From the top of the drug cartel chain,all the way down to your local street dealer. The idea of having to get day jobs is not going to go over well.

    So where does that leave us? Oh yes I remember. The other side of this comparison. Those that would be HAPPY if the war on drugs ended. Number one in this list has to go to the family’s that have lost children, brothers, sisters, and so on that got caught in crossfire’s between warring drug gangs. All the people that have been the victums of car jackings, home invasions, muggings, credit card and personal theft at the hands of addicted family and friends or comeplete strangers.Insurance Companys that watch their bottom lines made fuzzy by the costs associated with lost employee production hrs and Rehab hospital costs, All the wives that will not be infected with sexually transmitted desease’s.brought home by wandering husbands infected by addicted hookers.because there wouldn’t be any streetwalkers out there to exploit, Teachers would be happy.as their tension level’s would go down. Student’s would not feel the need to bring guns and knives to school. We The People Tax payers and all the other people worldwide that are fed up with the loss of our God given and constitutional protections and other once enjoyed the unimpaired freedoms like getting from one place to another without uncalled for, unlawful and unconstitutional stops, searches and seizures.at the hands of over stressed out police officers using real or imagined reasons to pull us over for the purpose of drug seeking fishing expeditions. Last but not least. The addicts themselves would temporarily be happy.

    To understand just how easy it would be to bring drug addiction to almost zero over a four or five year time span. To understand how easy it would be to bring the horrible, destructive, damaging and deadly by products of the drug war to an end over night. All you have to do is think about the next sentence for a few minutes. “YOU CAN”T SELL ME SOMETHING I CAN GET ACROSS THE STREET FOR FREE” For the short term it would have to be that way. That alone ends the mayhem.

    Imagine that you are an addict, with the option of going down to your local Wellfare or Post Office etc. You walk in and you are handed a release of liability waver. As you are filling it out you notice two doors. One has a smiley face on it. The other a skull and crossbones. Door one=treatment Door two=your drug of choice. for FREE. Collateral damage GONE!.

    Many will be thinking oh, hell no. We will be creating new addicts by the zillions. That is a myth. Ask yourself. Would you decide to go become an addict just because you legally could? Studies and time tells us that is not the case. After prohabition ended. America in mass didn’t all run out and become alcaholic’s. What did happen is that legit company’s sprang up and produced a safe and regulatable product. Jobs were created. Taxes generated. The hoodlums had to find other ways to rob and steal. Extortion being one of their prime choices. While not perfect. The overall impact on the rest of the country clearly shows that the result was the better of two choices.

    There are many ways that the impact to jobs and the economy can be mitigated. For instance. If you are an adrenaline addicted junky vice cop. You could be offered the option of trading in your police uniform for that of a cubscout master. Keep your cop pay until you finished retraining in some other chosen field. Child mentering, and positive roll models come to mind. Or switch divisions to say eliminating human trafficing and the child sex industry. That way you could feed your adrenaline addiction.

    Also consider the community benefits to those doing the cartells illegal and dangerous bidding when growing, processing and etc in countries like Columbia where if they were offered legit jobs with benefits instead of the bug infested wet forests they are forced to do thier work in for lack of other options. I can’t imagine such a person saying no. The plain truth about the matter is this. Yes, there would be an economic shock on whole. But. Those that lose jobs in one place. Could fill position in as yet not even thought about jobs that are aimed at preventing addiction from getting a foothold at grade school level’s where more well trained teacher to student classroom ratio’s are concerned and proper training to spot child abuse problems while they are still fixable.. People trained and on location that could spot abused children, Children with metabolic imbalances like myself that was hell on earth because of attention span hyper activity problems in my first two decades on this planet.There are many alternatives.

    With a complete and full understanding of the problem’s and short term costs. Combined with the notion that in some cases.You just can’t save everybody no matter how hard you want to, In the end. The decision to live or die is a choice we all have according to most holy books and ordained by Your God of choice.

    One has to wonder just who is responsibe for the continuation of this insanity and what they use if anything as a moral compass.

    My years of research and personal proximinty to this issue tells me that less than 10 percent of the worlds population if given the facts would even then choose to bring the madness to an end. The perceptions of economic disaster blown out of perportion in their minds just to high to connsider. That mindset is what has destroyed many civilizations over the last 200 plus thousand years. And what has doomed this one as well. And that meager number of folks willing to walk the walk seeing the escalating daily damage done to our once sacred constitution are faced with the notion of having to show up to a tank war wearing nothing but a loin cloth and packing a sling shot or if lucky a bb gun.

    Those that have a reasonable working view of the big picture especially armed with the knowledge that more people are being killed and injured daily worldwide because of the war on drugs than do daily because of drug use. Are doing a slow burn under the collar because of our governments intrusion into our right to decide what we can and can not put into OUR body’s.

    The peoples of both the US and country’s around the world know that the war on drugs, much like the war on terroor is a complete and utter failure. Those perpetuating and building this house of cards have been feeling pretty confident about their chances of bringing their deceptive global agenda to fruition as was seen on Bush seniors face in his New World Order speech a couple of decades ago. had better decide exactly who and what they are and want for their offsprings futures soon. It is most likely already too late to stop this train wreck looking for a place to happen. That means losing the spoiled brat attitudes we have been allowed to get away with because of our military might.

    If We The People don’t grow up and regain control of our country’s foreign policy’s and deal with the bug infestation that has been allowed to go unchecked since 1913. America will go down in history as just another Little train that could, but wouldn’t. If we don’t man up and call a spade a spade where The money changers and other back stabbing duel citizenship Zionist Israel firsters is concerned. America will wind up just being a huge version of the Open Air Prison called Palestine. or the Occupied lands or The Gaza Strip, or the West Bank. Pick whatever name you like from that convoluted mess. If American’s don’t get it soon, and dig down deep enough to pull out what is left of our, on life support emotions like love, compassion and good will towards others that are under relentless assault by those selling us wars, selfishness, racism,greed, isolation, self centeredness.Our country along with much of the rest of the world. Will not be worth saving. The scaliwags are counting on that. That is the delemma.

    Ron Paul makes a good point. We as human beings are supposed to be responsible for our actions. Without responsibility there can be nothing but tyranny. Choosing the path of least resistance is no longer a luxury the world at large has. Like the war on drugs. The war on terror is both unfounded and a failure as seen by people that still feel empathy towards others. Both wars are seen as grand success story’s when viewed by the propagators of this God forbidden insanity. logic alone says that no matter what flavor of God is to your liking. If you think he/she/they would reward anyone/state/group for killing another in his/hers/their names you are praying to the wrong god/Gods.

    This war on drugs boogeyman is far more dangerous than the terrorist boogeyman being used as the fear generating machine getting all the media attention today. While the threats are real. They are fixable. But that also requires digging deep and bringing in Roto Router guys to deal with the out of control maggot infection that permiates our law making houses from local, state to D.C. The stench created by these foul critters can be smelled as it mixes with the same stench from other infected countries around the world. Those around the world that want peace for “ALL” is the cure for the worlds illnesses. End the FED. End the phony money making machines the perps benefit from called the war on drugs and terror. End ALL aid and assistance to any country guilty of killing innocent people including Israel. And for the sake of everything good in this universe. Stop addressing people so greedy that they could pay to feed and cloth the downtrodden of the world for a year “LORD” They are soul lacking vomit.

  • Motov

    I tend to view this like the gun issue. Pot just doesn’t jump in your face and force you to smoke it, any more than a gun jumping into your hands and cause you to fire it, You don’t need laws against it if you don’t want it, all you have to do is say “No”. No one is forcing you to buy guns, No one is forcing you to buy pot.

    • Bob666

      Yo Motov,
      Kind of like, Pot does not kill people, only people who probably would have killed people anyway, kill people.