Interesting perspective on the War on Drugs
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WalkForLiberty — July 27, 2008 — http://Map.WalkForLiberty.com
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July 26th, 2008, day 92; More RV problems; White Sulphur Springs, MT; Meth; It's not Meth that kills people -- it's the federal government; Meth is safer without the illogical war on drugs; War on drugs; Black market; black marketeer; It's for the children; End the war on drugs to save the kids; Walked about 10 miles; Lat: 46 degrees 22'10" N; Lon: 110 degrees 42'24" W; Edited by Will's brother, John at http://HowToTeachEnglishOnline.com ; Door
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The War on Drugs with John Stossel 6of6 Hard Drugs, Legalization in the US
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Sidewinder77 — July 26, 2009 — Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CGlD5...
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcWBFl...
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdePbI...
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_3jMb...
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehGSfa...
Part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzHC3k...
The War on Drugs, A War on Ourselves? a 2002 ABC 20/20 special with John Stossel examines the effect of the War on Drugs on American society.
Stossel interviews Detroit's police chief Jerry Oliver who points out that since the dealing of drugs is between willing buyers and sellers, the War on Drugs forces cops to use deceit to catch those dealing drugs. Despite all the law enforcement resources put into fighting the drug war, availably of drugs is just as high as before the drug war began.
Three unintended consequences of the war on drugs are explored including that it sucks children into the underworld, corrupts cops, and creates crime.
Stossel travels to Colombia and examines the effect of the War on Drugs on Colombians.
The futile effect of incarcerating of drug dealers to stop the flow of drugs is noted and many people who choose to use drugs ask why they shouldn't have the freedom to choose what substances to put in their bodies.
Finally Stossel travels to Europe to see how drug legalization has affected European society.
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Cocaine, Prostitutes, and George W. Bush?
The accusation of the Bush cocaine use among topless dancers and prostitutes made at the end of the above video.
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