This is off-topic, but it is a very important article by an OIC member, Tom Cahill. It deals with the insane War on Drugs.
Today, most people realize that Alcohol Prohibition in the 1920s was insane. Alcohol remained plentiful and widely available- even though it involved heavy glass bottles of liquid being smuggled in as opposed to tiny lightweight pills and capsules. And the net effect of Alcohol Prohibition was to energize and enrich Organized Crime (including Joseph Kennedy, incidentally) and promote a lot of needless killing and mayhem. And when it finally ended, people everywhere breathed a sigh of relief.
Well, it's exactly the same with the War on Drugs. What difference does it make and whose business is it if one guy wants to get home from work and relax by drinking a glass of wine while another wants to smoke a marijuana cigarette? I'm not interested in doing either one. I do not drink alcohol in any form, and I don't smoke anything; nothing; and I don't take drugs. I take a lot of vitamins and supplements, but I don't take drugs. I wouldn't take a painkiller if I had a headache, not that I get headaches.
But, right now, about half of all law enforcement resources in this country go to fighting the War on Drugs. Imagine if you eliminated all that so that police could focus entirely on real crimes: murder, rape, robberies, etc. Over half the people imprisoned in the United States are for non-violent drug-related crimes, which is to say, no crimes at all. We have a higher percentage of our population behind bars than Red China, than North Korea, than Iran, than any other country in the world.
So, read this brilliant article by OIC member Tom Cahill. And please share it.