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  Arguments To Make Americans Fear Prohibition
Through some miracle of rhetoric, drug warriors seem to have convinced the public that they are responsible for some marvelous society where no one uses drugs because they are illegal, but that reformers are responsible for the current situation where anyone, regardless of age or income, can purchase drugs easily with no control whatsoever.
The drug czar thinks drug dealers are immoral thugs preying on innocent customers who are too stupid to make their own choices, yet he wants to continue the same.
Drug warriors claim that marijuana is much more powerful than it used to be (often exaggerating the real increases), but they won't take credit for their amazing accomplishment.
www.drugsense.org /issues/usefear.htm   (6291 words)

  
  Prohibition (drugs) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The prohibition of drugs through legislation or religious law is a common means of controlling the perceived negative consequences of recreational drug use at a society- or world-wide level.
Present-day attempts to enforce drug prohibition in the U.S. are frequently considered to be part of the ongoing War on Drugs instituted by President Richard Nixon in 1971.
A major campaign against hashish-eating Sufis was conducted in Egypt in the 11th and 12th centuries resulting among other things in the burning of fields of cannabis, and the public torture of hashish users (Ref 1).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prohibition_(drugs)   (5554 words)

  
 War on Drugs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The War on Drugs is an initiative undertaken by the United States to carry out an "all-out offensive" (as President Nixon described it) against the use of certain legally controlled drugs.
Drug traffickers originally imported most coca base from traditional producers in Peru and Bolivia for processing in Colombia, until eradication efforts in those countries resulted in a "balloon effect".
Thus began the rise of a culture that is still romanticized in popular media; drug cartel groups and families including Pablo Escobar's reign over Medellín became the norm in areas where the drug trade was an important part of the local economy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/War_on_Drugs   (1454 words)

  
 The Drug War as a Socialist Enterprise by Milton Friedman
The war on drugs and the harm which it does are simply manifestations of a much broader problem: the substitution of political mechanisms for market mechanisms in a wide variety of areas.
The war on drugs is a failure because it is a socialist enterprise.
The reason why the prohibition of drugs is not a case of the administration of justice is because the drug user, whether he's smart or foolish or not, harms primarily himself.
www.druglibrary.org /special/friedman/socialist.htm   (5640 words)

  
 All-stars against the Drug War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
And what a line-up it is! Let's see a drug-war zealot try to use the Cheech and Chong argument against a U.S. Congressman, a former mayor, a former governor, two sheriffs, a former police chief, and a U.S. District judge.
In this sense the War on Drugs mirrored the gun-control movement's push to ban firearms, as both attempted to blame inanimate objects for the misdeeds of individuals." -- Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX).
The bottom line: The New Prohibition is an invaluable contribution to the growing library of anti-Drug War literature.
www.lp.org /lpnews/printer_282.shtml   (917 words)

  
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 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Drug Abuse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Drug addiction is a state of periodic or chronic intoxication produced by the repeated consumption of a drug (natural or synthetic).
The first viewpoint is concerned with drug dependence and the interplay between the pharmacodynamic actions of the drug and the physiological and psychological status of the individual.
Some drugs… induce physical dependence, which is an adaptive state that manifests itself by intense physical disturbances when the administration of the drug is suspended or when its action is affected by the administration of a specific antagonist.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/drug_abuse   (3632 words)

  
 Search Tuna Report for cocaine prohibition britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Drugs campaign groups called on the government to put treatment for addicts on a par with that for heroin users.
Crack cocaine preys on communities that are already disadvantaged and discriminated against They also said that crime associated with crack would continue until it was legalised and given to addicts over the counter....
Prohibition in the United States In England and the American colonies during the late 1700s many people believed a close relationship existed between drunkenness and the rising incidence of crime, poverty, and violence....
www.searchtuna.com /ftlive2/3684.html   (1199 words)

  
 ARM YOURSELF AGAINST THE "WAR ON DRUGS"
The so called "War on Drugs" is in reality a war of cultural prejudice waged primarily against the young, the poor, the non-white and the socially disaffected to the advantage of the Elected, the Corporate, the Privileged and the Few.
However, the current policy of prohibition and criminalization of drugs does not reduce drug abuse or the harms drugs cause.
Drug Reform Activist Cliff Schaffer has written an extensive introduction to the Hoover Resolution.
www.lycaeum.org /drugwar   (1463 words)

  
 Sheriff Bill Masters, The New Prohibition: Voices of Dissent Challenge the Drug War
Drug policy should then be placed on a continuum ranging from continued prohibition to outright legalization.
It is also time to recognize that federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws for drugs have become a wellspring of injustice that puts petty offenders away for draconian sentences while major drug dealers beat the rap by ratting out their underlings.
But in the face of evidence that showed him the War on Drugs was more of a problem than the drugs themselves, and his notion that there are better ways to deal with those drug problems not actually caused by enforcement activities, he determined that repeals and reforms were the only logical way to proceed.
www.libertybill.net /npmedia.html   (5734 words)

  
 Dave Budge .com » 2005 » October
Category five drugs are classified that way, not because they are illegal (in fact, they are illegal because they are classified as Cat 5 drugs…) but because there is a more than even risk that if you use the drug - even once - it will be harmful to you.
The DEA has classified such drugs not as harmful but, rather, as “having no medical benefit” or “having a high likelihood of abuse.” To demonstrate the arbitrary nature this scheduling one only has to look at the classification of heroine v morphine.
The profits generated by the war on drugs are used by terrorists to support their ideological war on modernity.
www.davebudge.com /?m=200510   (5184 words)

  
 DRCNet Interview: Jack Cole, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (8/16/02) | Stop the Drug War (DRCNet)
Stop the Drug War (DRCNet) is an international organization working for an end to drug prohibition worldwide and for interim policy reform in US drug laws and criminal justice system.
The police are supposed to be the front-line warriors in the drug war, so when law enforcement figures defect from prohibitionist orthodoxy, as has prominently been the case with former San Jose Police Chief Joseph McNamara and former New Haven Police Chief Nicolas Pastore, their arguments are especially forceful.
The emergence of a new group of law enforcement drug war dissidents, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (http://www.leap.cc), thus marks an important crack in the solid wall of police support for the drug war.
stopthedrugwar.org /cops_against_the_drug_war/jack_cole_explains_why_cops_say_legalize_drugs   (1469 words)

  
 Drug Legalization
Ken and John discuss the philosophical issues underlying arguments for and against the legalization of drugs.
He is the co-editor of Legalizing Drugs (For and Against).
One defense of current drug policies is that legalization of hard drugs would have the most damaging effects on youth.
www.philosophytalk.org /pastShows/Druglegalization.htm   (548 words)

  
 Dave's Drug Links Page
Drug prohibition from the horse's mouth, so to speak.
Subscribe to their NIDA Announcements Mailing List to receive updates of their methodologically-flawed (or at the very least, highly misleading) newly released studies telling you how bad illicit drugs are for rats and mice.
I recommend it especially for teens who want info on drugs, but don't want to be bored to death or preached to.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /~haans/druglink.html   (1723 words)

  
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 'Just World News' by Helena Cobban: Interview with Zahhar
The "pro-Israel" arguments against the applicability of the Geneva Conventions are in general frivolous, but this particular one is the lowest of the low.
As I stated earlier, the whole argument about “the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war” and the illegality of settlements would be far more compelling if these international principles were applied with the same degree of interest and intensity to, for example, the Turkish areas of Cyprus, Nagorno Karabakh and Tibet.
I have also read arguments that the issue is moot as it is governed by the rule that long standing control of land ends its status as occupied land.
justworldnews.com /archives/001798.html   (16793 words)

  
 Concurring Opinions: Constitutional Law Archives
The case was extraordinarily hard, and Stevens assigned himself the opinion, despite knowing that: (i) very talented dissenters would level a slew of pretty good arguments against him, and (ii) Kennedy’s vote has not proven, shall we say, 100% reliable in such cases.
The Court rejected the argument of the plaintiffs—a coalition of law schools and faculty members opposed to the military’s exclusion of gays and lesbians—that the government violated their First Amendment rights by conditioning federal funding on granting military recruiters equal access to recruitment facilities.
I call this technique of reading statutes narrowly to permit subnational disagreement "interstitial empowerment." By contrast, in the hallucinogenic tea case, he brushed aside the argument that Congress' mention of peyote was meant to be exclusive--therefore licensing judicial creativity in spelling out future exemptions to the CSA based on religious-observance grounds.
www.concurringopinions.com /archives/constitutional_law   (12408 words)

  
 JustWarTheory.com
International Criminal Court (ICC) are (1) that the ICC does not exist because only 42 of the required 60 signatory nations have ratified the Rome Statute, and (2) that the ICC is unlikely to adopt the death penalty.
Attempts to defend against it by hardening domestic targets cannot work, nor can one rely on pre-emption by taking the war to the terrorists before they attack.
The article examines why UN sanctions against Iraq were deemed "necessary in the name of international peace and security despite their negative humanitarian consequences," it attempts to identify the "institutional failings which contributed towards such a policy," and it recommends "alternative approaches".
www.justwartheory.com   (14114 words)

  
 Silent Lucidity
The iconic photo from the Bush/Rumsfeld interrogation era is that of the Iraqi detainee covered in a shroud, standing on a box, with wires attached to his body.
Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) has been the biggest Democratic apologist for Abu Ghraib in the Senate, so perhaps he could be strapped to a block of ice until he explains how using “coercion” helps the United States win hearts and minds in the Muslim world.
Public interrogations of elected representatives should use the same rules Bush favors for tribunals — anyone could make an anonymous accusation against a congressman, and congressmen would be prohibited from seeing or cross-examining their accusers.
evilqueen.demesnes.net   (1522 words)

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