Your tax dollars at work:
The White House Office on National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) rolled out the Bush administration’s plan for countering drug trafficking and substance abuse February 12. The top priorities identified in an ONDCP press release are stopping substance abuse before it starts, healing the nation’s drug abusers and disrupting the profit flow in drug trafficking.
The goal of disrupting the market is based on the belief that drug traffickers will get out of the business if governments can make it very difficult for them to earn profits.
Yes- that should do it. That approach has been so successful with booze, porn, cigarettes- oh wait. Nevermind.
In another statement released by ONDCP, Director John Walters said, “We must make drugs scarce, expensive, and of unreliable quality. Reducing the availability of dangerous substances will keep our children healthy and complement our efforts to reduce the demand for drugs.
Why do they make us keep proving they are idiots? And why do they keep pretending that we are idiots?
You can not win the drug war. Use has increased despite spending over 300 billion. If you want to do something sensible, rehabilitate people instead of incarcerating them. I am too sick and tired of arguing this to even present you with the links to the relevant research. You idiots know the truth- you just don’t want to deal with it. When you create a black market for something, and that something is a very valuable and desired commodity, you don’t win by attempting to shut down the supply side- all you do is increase the value of the commodity and make more incentives for OTHERS to supply the drugs. You will only win when you attack the demand side. Get it? Understand? Of course you do. Now go piss away another 30 billion dumping DDT on pot patches.