In case you thought Drug Prohibition was a time-honored tradition which should go on in perpetuity you should probably see an overview of how long it’s been a “tradition.”
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Episodes that plague us due to heavy-handed absolutist drug prohibition and the black market it has fostered.
[The fourth beast] had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns.
[…] I wanted to know the true meaning of the fourth beast, which was different from all the others and most terrifying, with its iron teeth and bronze claws — the beast that crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. I also wanted to know about the ten horns on its head […]
The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom.
Social Objection to Ending Prohibition
“What sense does it make to have prescription Tylenol but legal heroin?!”
File shows jail had been informed about food allergy of inmate who died
Mother of man who died in Snohomish County Jail still searching for answers
No criminal charges in death of Mukilteo man in Snohomish County Jail
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.
As with wars throughout history, the negative consequences of the drug war fall heaviest on the most vulnerable, excluded and marginalised.
Drug Prohibition is intrinsically flawed.
When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. […] I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, […] When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’
Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. […] I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you […] in prison, and did not help you?’
He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.
Here is an editorial I first published in January 18, 2010. In order to push it back out through the RSS feed I’m changing the publication date.
Saturday: Central American Presidents to Hold Historic Meeting to Discuss Strategies to Reduce Prohibition-Related Crime, Violence and Corruption
It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.
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So much happening.
If you haven’t, please call, write, and/or email all your politicians on the need to end Prohibition: state reps and congressional.
In the mean time, in case you haven’t heard, Pat Robertson has come out again in favor of ending marijuana prohibition.
War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
Fools rush in where fools have been before.
Dear Boston Globe,
If you really care about children and teens, if you want to keep as few of them from offering or being offered drugs, if you want to keep as few of them from dying from overdose, then you should wo